Sep 182018
 

Beauty and the Beast

Audition Dates: as below

(noting that you have a choice which Dance Audition you wish to book into – please book)

  • Friday 12th October 7pm to 10 pm Vocal Auditions
  • Saturday 13th October
    • 1pm to 1.45pm Dance Audition (please book)
    • 1.45pm to 2pm – Singing Audition for dancers auditioning as a dancer ONLY
    • 2pm to 5pm Vocal auditions
  • Sunday 14th October
    • 10am to 10.45am Dance Audition (please book)
    • 10.45am to 11am – Singing Audition for dancers auditioning as a dancer ONLY
    • 11am to 1pm Vocal auditions

Monday 15th October 7pm Callbacks if necessary

Character descriptions and requirements: as below

Audition Requirements

Vocal:

Auditions will be 10 minutes in length. Please prepare 2 contrasting songs in the style of the show, you may also choose one song from the show for the character you’re auditioning for. Kindly contact Ben Heels at benjamin_heels@hotmail.com  to discuss the music if singing a song from the show.

Using the audition accompanist is preferred, however backing tracks will be permitted. Please bring sheet music in a folder and/or backing track in the correct key as no transposing will be permitted.

Acting:

If you’re auditioning for a principal role be prepared to do some reading in the audition – these will be available at the information session. Please don’t dress up as characters the panel ultimately want to see your personality shine! Chookas!

 

Dance audition

Please wear clothes that you can dance in (i.e. activewear, dancewear, tracksuit pants).

Ladies: character shoes preferred, but jazz shoes/runners/anything else is fine if you don’t have any.

Men: runners or dance shoes.

You will learn a short routine as a group and will not be expected to perform it solo.  The focus will be on your ability to learn choreography and stay in time with the music. There is not an expectation that every cast member will be a dancer, however ‘movement’ and keeping in time will be important.

If you are interested in being a featured dancer and potentially have more intricate parts in the show, you will learn a second routine. You may be tapped on the shoulder to take part in this portion of the audition, but everyone is welcome to learn the routine.

While attendance at the group audition is preferred, if you cannot make the dance audition times, a video of the routine will be available for you to learn and you can perform this in your singing/acting audition. I can help you clarify any steps in the audition before you perform it. I am here to help!

Belle

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. American accent.

Gender: Female, Stage age: 20-25.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range 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. American accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 20-30.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Gaston

The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. American accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 25-35.

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Maurice

Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. American accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 50-60.

Vocal range top: Db4

Vocal range 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. British accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 25-50.

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Mrs. Potts

A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Cockney accent.

Gender: Female, Stage Age: 40-60.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Lumiere

A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. French accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 25-35.

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

 

Chip

An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Cockney/British accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 7-10.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Babette

A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. French accent.

Gender: Female, Stage Age: 20-30.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Madame De La Grande Bouche

A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. British accent.

Gender: Female, Stage Age: 30-50.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

 

Lefou

Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. American accent.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 20-25.

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range 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.

Gender: Male, Stage Age: 40-50.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Ensemble

Silly Girls; Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople; Tavern Cronies; Enchantress; Young Prince; Narrator

Synopsis

Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Suburb & state   Warragul, Vic

Contact

Please register to audition at the information night being held on the 8th October at 7pm @ St. Pauls, Sutton Street, Warragul.

If you are unable to make the Information night, please call Leane on 0407 444 430 (after 8th October) to organise an audition time

Company Name     Warragul Theatre Company