AUDITION INFORMATION FOR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Auditions for Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theatre's production of Beauty and the Beast will be held:
- Tuesday, September 13
- Wednesday, September 14
6PM: Children's Auditions (Ages 8-12)
- Registration will begin at 5:30PM.
7PM: Auditions (Ages 13-up)
- Registration will begin at 6:30PM.
Those auditioning are asked to prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that shows off their range and acting skills. An accompanist will be provided—NO A CAPPELLA auditions. All will be asked to do some movement as well, so please come prepared to dance. There will be an additional dance audition for those who can tumble or may be auditioning for specialized dance parts.
Callbacks will be held on:
Friday, September 16 at 6PM. Those asked to come back for callbacks will be asked to prepare a music from the show as well as some readings.
If you are interested in auditioning, but have a conflict for the audition dates and times, please email Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition PRIOR to the scheduled audition dates.
Rehearsals for the show will be Tuesday, Thursday evenings from 6-9PM and Saturdays 9am-12 or 1PM beginning September 27. Additional rehearsals will be scheduled on: Monday 12/19 and Wednesday 1/4. Beginning on 1/9, rehearsals will run nightly. There will be NO rehearsals scheduled 12/23-1/2.
- January 20, 21, 26 at 7:30PM
- January 22, 27, 28 at 2PM
Director: Eric Traugott
Vocal Director: Jessica Stevens Volpe
Choreographer: Kim Swaisgood
Orchestra Director: Terry Bacon
Fight Choreographer: Steve Vaughan
Assistant Director/Sets/Props: Marcia Stevens
Technical Director/Sets: Jim Price
Costumer: Mary Farmer
Accompanist: Teressa Bala
Character Breakdown for RWCCT’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Belle STAGE Age: 18-30 Mezzo-Soprano
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. She must portray strength and innocence and be a strong actor and singer. The ability to move well is a plus!
Beast STAGE Age: 21 to 40 Baritone
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. Must be a strong singer and an actor with a commanding presence who can also show the character arc.
Gaston STAGE Age: 21 to 40 Baritone
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Must be a strong singer who can move well.
Maurice STAGE Age: 50+ Baritone
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Cogsworth STAGE Age: 30+ Baritone
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.
Mrs. Potts STAGE Age: 30+ Mezzo-Soprano
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. British accent.
Lumiere STAGE Age: 30+ Baritone
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Must be a strong singer, strong character actor, and move extremely well. French accent
Chip Age: 8-12 Boy Soprano
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Babette STAGE Age: 18-30 Alto
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. French accent. Strong character actor who moves well.
Madame De La Grande Bouche STAGE Age: 30+ Soprano
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Lefou STAGE Age: 18+ Baritone
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Must be comfortable with physical comedy and a strong character actor.
Monsieur D'arque STAGE Age: 25+ Tenor
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
3 Silly Girls STAGE Age: 16-25
Three young maids who swoon over Gaston. Featured dancers who will double as Enchanted Objects.
Children’s Ensemble Ages 8-12
Children’s Ensemble will be featured in several numbers throughout the show. Must be able to sing on pitch and move well. Also looking for children who can tumble.
Ensemble All Ages
The Ensemble is featured heavily throughout the show as Townspeople and Enchanted Objects. All Ensemble members must be able to sing on pitch and move well. There will be several featured solos and featured dancing roles cast from the ensemble. Looking for several ensemble who can tumble or do tricks.