|Show||Disney’s Beauty And The Beast|
|Musical Director||Frank Auriemma|
|Notes||Maurice has been cast|
|Instructions||Please be prepared to sing one song preferably from the show.
Bring sheet music in proper key if not singing from the show.
An accompanist will be provided.
A small dance audition might be required.
|Rehearsal Dates||Rehearsals begin early May|
|Open||Community United Methodist Church
75-27 Metropolitan Avenue
|Apr 01||7:00 PM – 9:30 PM|
|Open||Glendale-Maspeth United Methodist Church
66-14 Central Avenue
|Apr 02||7:00 PM – 9:30 PM|
|Call Back||TBA||Apr 03||7:00 PM|
|Role||M/F||Age||Description||Belle||F||Belle is a young woman who feels trapped in her provincial small-minded town. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral compass of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.
This role requires a strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.
|Beast||M||The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes that he could rectify his mistake.? There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and enduring side as he interacts with Belle and recaptures his humanity. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. Cast member also doubles as ‘PRINCE’ in Act 1.
This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence.
|Babette||F||Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. This character speaks with a French accent.
This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest.
|Chip||M||9+||Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the child of Mrs. Potts. Children over 8 and young adults (male and female) may audition for the role of Chip.
Boy / Girl Soprano.
|Cogsworth||M||Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast?s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This character speaks with a British accent.
This role requires strong character acting.
|Gaston||M||Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well.
This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well.
|Lefou||M||Lefou is Gaston?s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master.
The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting.
|Lumiere||M||Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent.
This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well.
|Madame De La Grande Bouche||F||Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe.||MONSIEUR D’ARQUE||M||D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Doubles as a townsperson.||Mrs. Potts||F||Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a British accent.||Narrator||M/F||A voiceover during the Prologue.||Old Beggar Woman||F||This role occurs in the prologue of the show. It is a pantomimed part which may include some solo dancing. She is an enchantress in disguise.||Three Silly Girls||F||The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who sometimes double as enchanted objects.||Townspeople – Enchanted Objects||M/F||The ensemble is very busy, as many of them are both townspeople and enchanted objects. There are several solo lines in songs like Belle and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers (Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again). The Enchantress and Young Prince, the Baker, the Baker’s wife and the Bookseller will also double as ensemble members.|