BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AUDITIONS SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville Iowa 52241

December 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM

December 9, 16 at 2:00 PM.

There may be two added Saturday matinees on December 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM.

 

AUDITIONS

September 7 (Friday) 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

September 8 (Saturday) 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

CALLBACKS

September 9 (Sunday) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at The Coralville Library, 1401 5th St., Coralville

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM.  Typical schedule runs Sunday – Thursday from 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.  You will only be called as needed depending on your part.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story.  Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

We encourage actors of all ages and levels of experience to apply.

 

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT

Fill out an Audition Form (http://citycircle.org/auditions/audition-form/) to secure an audition appointment.  Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority.  Once you fill out an Audition Form our producer, Liz Tracey, will contact you with your appointment time.  If you submit a form and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Belle. A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of life than an ordinary existence.  she is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom: E3

Beast. A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion.  He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.  Vocal range top: F4, bottom: A2

Gaston.  The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle.  He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.  Vocal range top: E4, bottom: A2

Maurice.  Belle’s loving, eccentric father.  A child at heart and inventor in his own world.  Vocal range top: Db4, bottom Bb2

Cogsworth.  A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle-clock and the head of the Beast’s household.  He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.  Vocal range top: E4, bottom A2

Mrs. Potts.  A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot.  She is loyal, caring, and playful.  Vocal range top: G5, bottom: F#3

Lumiere.  A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra.  He is a loyal and steadfast servant.  Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: F#2.

Chip.  An enchanted teacup and Mrs.  Potts’ darling little boy.  He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom: A3.

Babette.  A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections.  She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.  Vocal range top: F5, bottom C4.

Madame De La Grande Bouche.  A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe.  She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.  Vocal range top: D5, bottom: C#4.

Lefou.  Gaston’s bumbling sidekick.  He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.  Vocal range top: F#4, bottom: B2.

Monsieur D’arque.  The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum.  He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.  Vocal range top: A4, bottom: D3.

Ensemble.  Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople (all ages).

 

 

 

 


Cast Announced for Curious Incident

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Cast List

Christopher – Ben Sulzberger  
Sioban – Erica Toney
Ed – K. Michael Moore 
Judy – Mary Denmead  
Mrs. Alexander and Others – Robyn Calhoun  
Mrs. Shears and Others – Karle Meyers  
Roger and Others – Tad Paulson 
Punk girl and Others – Leela Bassuk    
Mr. Thompson and Others – Barry Schreier    
Rev. Peters and Others –John Smick  
Mrs. Gasgoine and Others – Noel VanDenBosch 


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 28-30, 2018.

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.  Based on Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, it was described by Time magazine as “extraordinary. A demonstration of the power of theatre to transport us…”

By Simon Stephens
Based on the book by Mark Haddon

Directed by Bo Frazier

PERFORMANCE DATES

September 28 at 7:30 pm
September 29 at 7:30 pm
September 30 at 2:00 pm

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Cast List


Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

December 7-9, 14-16, 2018.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.  But time is running out and if he doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and is family theatre at its best!

Directed by Elizabeth Tracey
Music Direction by Jessica Palmer


The Who’s Tommy

February 15-17, 2019.

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. Directed by Elizabeth Tracey.


The Scarlet Pimpernel

 May 3-5, 10-12, 2019.

A swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. This is a tale of courage, betrayal, justice, intrigue, trust, honor and love. The show is packed with action, romance and comedy, moving ballads, hilarious dialogue, a macabre guillotine, daring rescues and a thrilling sword-fight. With an epic, sweeping book by Nan Knighton and a rousing and passionate score by Knighton and Frank Wildhorn, this musical is a glorious window into 18th century French and British history. Directed by Jaret Morlan.


Teen Musical–TBA

June14-16, 21-22, 2019.

Directed by Chris Okiishi and Leslie Nolte, City Circle’s annual teen musical is a recent Broadway hit and will be announced on March 1, 2019!


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Auditions

The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time

By Simon Stephens
Based on the book by Mark Haddon

Directed by Bo Frazier

PERFORMANCE DATES

September 28 at 7:30 pm
September 29 at 7:30 pm
September 30 at 2:00 pm

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

AUDITIONS

May 11 (Friday) 6 pm – 9 pm
May 12 (Saturday) 2 pm – 6 pm

CALLBACKS

May 13 (Sunday) 2 pm – 6 pm

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Rehearsals begin August 5. Typical schedule runs 7pm to 10pm Sunday through Thursday. You will only be called when needed but based on the ensemble style of this production that may be more often than you might imagine for your part.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (memorized). British dialect (Cockney or RP) is preferable, but not required for audition. Come dressed to move.

Your audition will consist of a five-minute individual audition and a group movement audition. Your entire commitment will take no longer than one hour. For example, if your audition appointment is between noon and 12:30, you’ll be expected to stay [or return] for the 12:30 movement call, which will be done by 1:00.

Note: This is an ensemble-based, very physical show, where many cast members play multiple roles, and may occasionally lift Christopher to show his confusion and dislocation. We will be casting actors that work best in ensemble, and are open to casting actors regardless of gender, race, age or, where appropriate to the text, disability. Please contact the producer with any questions or specific needs to facilitate an optimal audition experience.

SIGN-UP FOR AUDITION TIME SLOT

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Christopher Boone (Male 15+).  Christopher Boone is an English teenager who is an outsider due to his unique perception of the world, which he sees in surprising and revealing ways. He notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. From a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Asperger’s Syndrome, though what is most important is that he is different. Deeply intelligent and sensitive. He must be physically very fit and agile. English accent.

Ed Boone/Others (Male 35-55).  Christopher’s father; estranged from his wife, Judy and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. English accent appropriate to working middle class.

Judy Boone/Others (Female 35-55).  Christopher’s mother; estranged from her husband, is a secretary and is a working class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son. English accent appropriate to working middle class.

Siobhan/Others (Female, 25-49).  Christopher’s teacher and mentor, the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines.  Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’’s story and of his feelings; English or Irish or Welsh or Scottish accent.

Mrs. Shears/Others (Female, 35-59).  Mrs. Shears is Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor. She is rough around the edges and furious at the world as a result of being betrayed and abandoned by her husband. Worn out by life, disappointed, haggard. English accent appropriate to class.

Mrs. Gascoyne/ Others (Female, 35-59) is the headmistress of the school for special needs children that Christopher attends; condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance and imagination. English accent appropriate to class.

Roger shears/Others (Male, 35-59) Roger Shears is Mrs. Shears’ ex-husband, a middle class man who works at a bank. Has left his wife as a result of his relationship with Judy. Doesn’t have a clue or any interest in understanding Christopher. English accent appropriate to class.

Duty Sergeant/Others (Male 35-59) Duty Sergeant is a local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded. English accent appropriate to class.

Mrs. Alexander/ Others (Female, 60-79)

Reverend Peters/ Station Policeman/Others (Male, 40-59

Policeman 1/Mr. Thompson/ Man with Socks/ Others (Male, 20-36)

No. 40/ Information/ Punk Girl/ Others (Female, 20-36)

ABOUT THE SHOW

Simon Stephens’s adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher who has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. “This adaptation by the acclaimed playwright Simon Stephens is intensely, innately theatrical; it is also funny and extremely moving…resonates with quality.” —Telegraph (London).

MEET THE DIRECTOR – BO FRAZIER

Bo Frazier is a theatre maker interested in new work, physical theatre and re-imagining music/theatre.  Currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at the University of Iowa, he was previously based in NYC and London. NYC Credits: Konstantin (Conceiver/Director – Dixon Place); Lurker, Specter and Scarecrow (Rutgers University); and Associate Producer/Assistant Director for Heartbeat Opera. UK Credits: Off-West End Premiere of The Dinner Party (Greenwich Theatre); Haunting Julia (Manor Pavilion Repertory); original piece Grand Street Apartment; and Associate Director for the Original London Production of Bare – The Rock Musical. He co-founded the Off-West End “Offie” Award nominated London Theatre Workshop and created their new works lab.  As an actor, he has worked with The National Theatre, Birmingham UK Rep, Signature Theatre (NYC) and Off-West End.  His training includes:  MA – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, BA – Millikin University, SITI Company and Frantic Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 


Announcing the 2018-19 Season

City Circle’s 21st season will include the 2015 Tony award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a lavish family musical for the holiday season; a concert version of The Who’s Tommy, an exhilarating rock musical based on the iconic concept album; The Scarlet Pimpernel, a swashbuckling action/adventure musical based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th century novel about the French Revolution; and our annual teen musical—a recent Broadway hit which will be announced in March 2019.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time     September 28-30, 2018

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.  Based on Mark Haddon’s internationally best-selling novel and winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best New Play, it was described by Time magazine as “extraordinary. A demonstration of the power of theatre to transport us…” Directed by Bo Frazier.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast     December 7-9, 14-16, 2018

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.  But time is running out and if he doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and is family theatre at its best! Directed by Elizabeth Tracey.

The Who’s—Tommy     February 15-17, 2019

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical was translated to the stage by theatrical wizard, Des McAnuff, into a high-energy, one-of-a-kind theatrical event. Directed by Elizabeth Tracey.

The Scarlet Pimpernel      May 3-5, 10-12, 2019

A swashbuckling action/adventure musical, based on Baroness Orczy’s famous 20th-century novel about the French Revolution and the battle for Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. This is a tale of courage, betrayal, justice, intrigue, trust, honor and love. The show is packed with action, romance and comedy, moving ballads, hilarious dialogue, a macabre guillotine, daring rescues and a thrilling sword-fight. With an epic, sweeping book by Nan Knighton and a rousing and passionate score by Knighton and Frank Wildhorn, this musical is a glorious window into 18th century French and British history. Directed by Jaret Morlan.

City Circle’s Annual Teen Musical—TBA     June14-16, 21-22, 2019

Directed by Chris Okiishi and Leslie Nolte, City Circle’s annual teen musical is a recent Broadway hit and will be announced on March 1, 2019!


Change of Seasons Celebration Set for June 24, 2018

Join City Circle and Young Footliters for our annual Change of Seasons Celebration on Sunday, June 24 from 2 pm-5 pm at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. There will be food and drink and a chance to meet other CC and Young Footliter friends and volunteers. We’ll celebrate the just completed seasons with a musical and pictorial retrospective and preview our upcoming seasons. The event is free and open to the public.  Mark your calendars!