AUDITIONS - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, JR
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WHAT TO BRING
Bring your calendar. Directors must be notified of all rehearsal conflicts at the time of auditions. Absences during TECH WEEK (the week leading up to performances) are not permitted.
Bring a headshot and resume if available!
Bring a smile!
SHOW OFF your special talents: Gymnastics, tumbling, dancing, jokes. If you have experience with aerial dance, jazz, tap, let us know and prepare to move!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Sign-in when you arrive
Fill out auditions forms (Download here to complete forms in advance)
Take a look at audition sides available
Stretch, play, relax, warm-up your voice
When you audition you will sing an audition song, read, recite, or repeat some dialogue from the audition side. You will also be invited to act out a monologue, tell a joke, or show off your gymnastics, martial arts, or dancing talents!
Recommended: 1-minute monologue - Have fun!
Audition songs give us an idea of vocal range, expression, ear, pitch, and tone. Do your best - we’re rooting for you! SING WITH AS MUCH EXPRESSION AS POSSIBLE!
Prepare to sing “belle” and at least one other song from the list below. Please prepare to sing to the instrumental tracks for your audition ~ try something challenging!
(LINK: Auditions Playlist + Choreography - YouTube)
BELLE (required) - CLICK HERE - Vocal Guide & Instrumental
(Emphasis on timing, diction, and expression) Look there she goes, a girl who's strange but special. A most peculiar mademoiselle, It's a pity and a sin, She doesn't quite fit in, 'cause she really is a funny girl, a beauty but a funny girl, she really is a funny girl, that Belle!
THE MOB SONG (to audition for any male role) - CLICK HERE - Vocal Guide & Instrumental
(Sing “low” or “high” to match the pitch according to your vocal range) Through the mist, through the wood, through the darkness and the shadow, It's a nightmare but it's one exciting ride. Say a prayer, then we're there at the drawbridge of the castle and there's something truly terrible inside. Hear him roar! See him foam! But we're not coming home 'til he's dead! Good and dead! Kill the beast!
HOME (to audition for any female role) - CLICK HERE - Vocal Guide & Instrumental
yes, I made the choice. For Papa I will stay. But I don’t deserve to lose my freedom in this way, you monster. If you think that what you’ve done is right, well then, you’re a fool!
BE OUR GUEST (to audition for any role) - CLICK HERE - Vocal Guide & Instrumental
(Emphasis on the French accent) Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our service to the test. Tie a napkin ‘round your neck cherie and we’ll provide the rest. Soupe du jour! Hot hors d’oeuvres! Why we only live to serve. Try the grey stuff - it’s delicious! Don’t believe me ask the dishes!
SOUND OF MUSIC (to audition for any principal female role)
(Emphasis on pitch and projection ) The hills are alive with the sound of music. With songs they have sung for a thousand years. The hills fill my heart wiht the sound of music. My heart wants to sing every song it hears. (Actors will likely only sing the FIRST verse in the audition)
MONologues and SIDES - see audition guide
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Beauty and the Beast, Jr | Character Breakdown
Ensemble Storytelling in a musical often relies on the commitment, strength, and talent of the ensemble actors. In fact, you might say the story is fueled by the force of an energetic ensemble cast. We are looking forward to working with you to create a dynamic and energetic team of actors for this production!
Storytellers - The Storytellers (Narrators) provide great opportunities to involve students who are more comfortable speaking than singing. Strong acting, non singing roles.
Belle - Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. A strong singing and acting role able to stand up to Gaston while showing compassion for Maurice, the Servants and eventually the Beast.
Maurice - Maurice is an aging and eccentric inventor, but more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. This non-solo singing role is perfect for the student who can have fun interpreting this crazy old man while conveying some very strong emotions: fear and fatherly love.
Beast - The Beast is a young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress s spell. This complex character portrays a range as a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender and a smitten prince. Cast an actor who can deliver a range of conflicting emotional states. Although the Beast does sing a small bit during Something There . This is an acting role (and his lyrics can be spoken if you cast a non-singer). The actor performing this role will be wearing prosthetics and must agree to wear prosthetics (attached with spirit gum) on their face and/or body.
The Prince - young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress s spell. The Prince will be cast separately from the Beast. Prince sings the Beast s lines in the Finale.
Gaston - Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world but lacks the humility to balance it. This is an acting role for a strong singer. Gaston delivers a big eponymous number with gusto and arrogance as well as lead the Villagers in The Mob Song.
Lefou - Lefou is Gaston s equally dim-witted lackey. This character needs to be Gaston s foil and should double the laughs for them both. Lefou should be able to sing, act and dance. Gymnastics training is a plus if you wish to embed tumbling into Lefou s movement.
Silly Girls - The three Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. For three actors who can portray the comic nature of these roles and enjoy playing off each other. The Silly Girls sing together in three numbers.
Lumiere - Lumiere is a confident, charming French mâitre d who (under the enchantress s spell) is becoming a candelabra. He has an incessant bickering rapport with Cogsworth. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can light up the stage in Be Our Guest. French accent is a plus! This role covers a range of emotions (from charming entertainer to brave soldier) and requires prominent song and dance, for a strong, versatile performer. He has a never-ending give-and-take with Cogsworth
Cogsworth - Cogsworth is the British major-domo of the castle who is becoming a clock. Like all of the castle s Servants, he shows compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast.
Cogsworth enjoys feeling like the boss and has no problem getting into row with Lumiere. A role for a strong actor and singer who can act in charge.
Mrs. Potts - Mrs. Potts is the castle s endearing cook who is becoming a teapot. A strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out in the castle. For an actor who can play a loving mother figure to all the characters.
Babette - Babette is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life. Babette is happy to be at Belle s service at a moment s notice, but her true heart comes through in Human Again. Strong singing and dancing role with vocal skills to perform Babette s harmonies.
Madame De La Grande Bouche - Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is larger-than-life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. Look for that student who can portray the ultimate diva with a heart with an outsized personality and voice. Madame has some harmony lines with Mrs. Potts and Babette. For a singer who can hold her own but knows when to pull back in order to sound good with the others.
Chip - Chip is Mrs. Potts son who is becoming a teacup. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants. This role portrays the honesty and spirit of a child and is comfortable trying to sing Chip s few solo lines.
Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress - The Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress is portrayed by an actor with a flair for the visually dramatic as this is a non-speaking role. Her transformation in the Prologue needs to entice the audience into the story. After the Prologue, this character may join the ensemble as a Villager or castle Servant.
Monsieur D'arque - Monsieur D'Arque is the proprietor of the lunatic asylum. A sinister personality. Although Monsieur D Arque has few lines of solo singing in The Mob Song, this is primarily a non-singing role.
Servants - The Servants of the castle can include Statues, a Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers and any other household (or castle hold items). These enchanted characters are the Rockettes of the castle. They singing and dancing in two big production numbers. Lot’s of singing and dancing!
Villagers - The Villagers are the inhabitants of Belle s town. Featured solos and lines that will come from this ensemble (Bookseller, Baker, etc.). The group must provide vocal power throughout the show and dance in the production numbers.