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Quick Info:

Performance Dates:

March 27 & 28,

Apri 3 & 4 

Venue:

Henderson Pavilion

 

 

 

 

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Please follow these easy steps to audition for Beauty and the Beast!

Directed by Steve Huntsman

Step #1 - CAREFULLY read the AUDITION NOTICE below:

Open Auditions for all roles will be held on

Saturday, December 7,  Sunday, December 8th  and Monday, December 9th , 2019 with 

callbacks on Saturday, December 14th. Additional callbacks may be scheduled on December 13 and/or 15.
 

Production Details: Performance Dates are March 27 & 28, April 3 & 4, 2020

@ The Henderson Pavilion and Performing Arts Center (200 S Green Valley Pkway)

(April 5 possible additional show)

Rehearsals begin around January 20, 2020


**Please read this whole page for character breakdown, as well as production and rehearsal information and Frequently Asked Questions.***  

 

**There are special requirements for the children's auditions (Ages 8-12) . Please scroll down to read**
 

AUDITION CALENDAR

December 7

Children 8-12 Auditions

10:30 am Sign in

11:00 am Dance Call

11:45 am Vocal Auditions

Adults 16 & Up Auditions

2pm Sign in

2:30 pm Dance Call

3:30 pm Vocal Auditions

 

December 8 & 9

Adult 16 & Up Auditions

6pm Sign In

6:30 pm Dance Call

7:30 pm Vocal Auditions

ADULT AUDITIONS

Ages 16 & Up

(Children ages 13 -15 may audition for ensemble roles)

 Please come prepared to move on the night you audition and bring jazz shoes or sneakers.

All who are auditioning need to attend the dance call

You will have time to rest between the dance call and the vocal auditions.

Auditions will be conducted at:
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship & Academy at 5825 Eldora Ave. 89146

(Major cross streets are Sahara & Jones)

Please prepare your best 32 bars of a genre appropriate song song. Be sure to bring sheet music with you in the appropriate key and either in a 3-ring binder or taped together.

You may also sing selections from the show.  An accompanist will be provided.

CD’s, mp3’s or recorded tracks of any kind are not permitted in this audition.

Please fill out the online audition form below to submit your headshot and resume prior to the audition date you will be attending. 

Callbacks will be by invitation only and will be held between 11am and 10pm on Saturday, December 14th. Additional callbacks may be held on December 13th or 15th as needed. 

Please try to be available for the 14th.

ALL ADULT ROLES ARE AVAILABLE for performers ages 16 and up.

CHILDREN'S AUDITIONS

Ages 8 - 12

Children's auditions will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 11 am. Sign ins will begin at 10:30 am. 

A dance call will take place at 11 am, followed by vocal auditions beginning around 11:45 am.

Children should wear jazz shoes or sneakers for the dance call. No dark colored soles.

All children wishing to audition will need to prepare a pre-selected piece from the show. The sheet music and music track are available in this Dropbox:  Children's Audition Music

Auditions will be conducted at:
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship & Academy at 5825 Eldora Ave. 89146

(Major cross streets are Sahara & Jones)

Please fill out the online audition form below to submit your headshot and resume prior to the audition date you will be attending

ALL CHILDREN'S ROLES ARE AVAILABLE for performers ages 8 - 12. 

 

There is no pay, however ALL performers will receive a small stipend.

If you have any questions concerning your audition, please read the FAQ's below and if they don't answer your question, please send us an email at huntsmanentertainment@gmail.com!



Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the audition!  

 

 

 

Step #2 - REVIEW the CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

BELLE


Belle is a young woman who feels trapped in her provincial small-minded town. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited, adventurous and independent young woman. Belle is the moral compass of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. She is a freethinking woman who loves to read and create adventures within her own imagination. Her books allow her to see the world and experience life outside of her village. She is not shy and is not afraid to speak her mind, especially in tight situations. She is very compassionate and takes care of those in need. She has a stubborn streak and always tries to protect people she truly loves. She's also very patient and kind towards others. 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 and a skilled actress to portray innocence, ferocity and vulnerability. 

Soprano: Low A-High F

  • Songs: Belle, No Matter What, Me, Belle (Reprise), Home?, Something There, A Change in Me, Home (Reprise), Transformation/Finale

 

BEAST
The Beast is truly a tortured soul, 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. He struggles to navigate his purpose as he slowly becomes his own worst nightmare. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but pain and regret is ever present in his eyes.  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.  This role requires a very strong singer, and actor to portray the spectrum of emotions and layers to this complicated character.

Baritone: A-High F

  • Songs:  How Long Must This Go On?, If I Can’t Love Her, Something There, If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise), Transformation/Finale

 

GASTON
Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered and vein.  His lack of depth leaves him short on intelligence.  He thrives on attention and sets his eyes on Belle who seems to elevate his status as being the most beautiful girl in town.  It only makes sense to him that she should be his. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe to Belle and his pride leads to hate and jealousy. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well and is physically statuesque.  

Baritone: A–High F

  • Songs:  Me, Gaston, Gaston (Reprise), Maison des Lunes, The Mob Song

 

LEFOU
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. 

Baritone: B–High F Sharp 

  • Songs:  Gaston, Gaston (Reprise), Maison des Lunes

 

MAURICE
Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. He’s kind, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive.  He becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Without a second thought he would give his life for his daughter and Belle would do the same.  Their bond is steadfast and true.  Maurice and Belle sing the lovely duet, No Matter What.  The ability to be a nurturing parent, confident, friend and ultimate rock to Belle is a must for this role.

Baritone: B flat–High D flat 

  • Songs: No Matter What, No Matter What (Reprise), Wolf Chase #1

 

BABETTE
Babette is a saucy, sexy enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move very well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent. 

LUMIERE
Lumiere is the French butler who is slowly transforming into a Candelabra. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has an energy and buoyancy that makes him the ultimate showman. He has a romantic involvement with Babette and is a solid and steadfast servant and friend to Beast.  This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. 

Baritone: A–High F sharp

  • Songs: Be Our Guest, Something There

 

COGSWORTH
Cogsworth, the head of the Beast’s household is slowly transforming into a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. He and Lumiere have a friendship that is undeniably solid, but they couldn’t be more opposites. This character speaks with a British accent. This role requires strong character acting. 

Baritone: A–High E 

  • Songs: Something There

 

MRS. POTTS
Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She’s able to speak to the Beast as no one else can.  She’s spunky and full of energy, hopeful and comforting to those around her.  She knows that Beast is a kind and gentle soul who deeply regrets his actions and she helps him to allow others to see through his rough exterior.  She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a British accent. 

Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp–High G 

  • Songs:  Home Tag, Be Our Guest, Something There, Beauty and the Beast

 

CHIP
Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. 

Boy Soprano: D–High D

Songs: Be Our Guest, Human Again

 

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE
Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. She has lived the fine life and traveled the world.  Her experience and talent is vast and she knows it.  

Soprano: C sharp–High G 

Songs:  Human Again

 

MONSIEUR D’ARQUE

D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune.   He’s the epitome of a sinistrous and disturbing nature. This role is a featured ensemble role. Tenor: D–High A 

  • Songs:  Maison des Lunes

 

SILLY GIRLS
The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They can hardly breathe when he’s around and would give anything to stand with him at the altar. These roles are featured ensemble roles. 

  • Songs: Belle, Gaston

 

ENSEMBLE

(VILLAGERS - THE ENCHANTED OBJECTS) 

The ensemble is busy throughout the story.  They are both villagers 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 Beggar Woman/Enchantress, Silly Girls, Monsieur D’Arque, etc are all featured ensemble roles.  There are roles for Singers who move well/dance, Dancers who sing and Dancers who do not sing.  We will only be casting one child as Chip, but will be looking to add a couple more children into the ensemble as needed.

  • Songs:  Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, Human Again, The Mob Song, Transformation/Finale

Step #3 - READ the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: What does "appropriate" audition selection mean?

A: We ask you to choose an audition piece that reflects the style and genre of the piece you are auditioning for. Something by the same composer or a from a musical with a similar style. Steve Huntsman, the director, does not mind hearing music from the production at hand at auditions as long as it is appropriate for the character you are auditioning for. 

 

Q: Can I make an appointment for my vocal audition?

A: For this round of auditions, we are attempting to streamline the vocal and dance call into one evening so no, we will not be accepting appointments. Please arrive by 2:45pm on Saturday or 6:15 pm on Sunday or Monday to be assigned an audition number and the dance call will start at 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm respectively. Vocal auditions will begin around 3:30 pm and 7pm and will be seen in an order determined by the audition panel. You will have time to rest between the dance call and vocal audition but be prepared for some down time between dance call and your individual vocal audition.

 

Q: I'm interested in auditioning but I'm unavailable for auditions. What should I do?

A: We will accept online auditions. If you'd like to submit an audition video, please fill out online audition form and include a link to your audition video.  Video submissions must be received by 11:59 PST on December 8, 2018. To audition by video submission, please send us 32 bars of an appropriate song. Upload the video to file sharing source such as YouTube, Dropbox or Google docs and share the video in the audition form. Also, if you have a link that would demonstrate you dance ability, there is a link as well. Children who are unavailable for the children's audition but can attend another audition time may do so, but they will have to participate in the adult dance call.

 

Q: I'm unavailable for callbacks. What should I do?

A: We'll evaluate this on a case by case basis. Due to the cost of audition space and our desire to have actors read together for roles, we sincerely hope that all audition candidates who are invited will be able to attend callbacks. We will be casting and starting rehearsals quickly so time is of the essence. If you are still unavailable and we wish to see you, we will make alternate arrangements at that time.

 

Q: I'm not available for a performance date. Is that a problem?

A: Yes, it is! Individuals who are not available for all performance dates will not be considered for a role.

 

Q: I don't have any experience. Should I still audition?

A: That's entirely up to you. We are happy to see anyone who meets the audition criteria. Please be prepared and have a great attitude!

 

Q: Are there roles for my young children?

A: There are roles for Chip and possibly 2 ensemble children in the show. Please see character breakdown for more information. Children should be between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.

 

Q: Are there roles for teenagers?

A: We prefer to see those 16 and older, though we won't turn anyone away from auditions. 

 

Q: Are there roles for dancers only?

A: Yes. We will consider all who audition and will consider dancers who do not sing. We do ask that all who audition prepare a vocal audition. It can be something simple, we just want to see if you can carry a tune.

 

Q: When and where are rehearsals?

A: Rehearsals will take place on weekday evenings (generally in the 6-10 pm range) and possibly weekends (any time of day between 9 am - 10pm) based on cast and space availability. Rehearsals will run 5 days a week until tech begins as soon as January 20, when we may ask you for 6-7 days a week based on production needs. Rehearsals will take place at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship at 5825 Eldora Ave. 89146  Rehearsal calendars will be provided in advance and you will only attend rehearsals when you are involved in the scene or number being rehearsed. We are very respectful of our casts time.

Q: Is there pay?

A: There is no pay, but Cast members will receive a small stipend.

 

Q: Are you offering equity contracts?

A: We are not at this time.

 

Q: Do cast members receive complimentary tickets?

A: Yes, they will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the show.

 

Q: I don't dance, do I have to attend the dance call?

A: All audition candidates must attend the dance call to be considered for a role. We need to see how you move and there are roles for singers who can move but don't necessarily dance well. 

 

Q: For the dance audition will we be taught a dance to audition with or do we need to have our own?

A: Our choreography team will teach you a short combination.

 

 

 

Step #4 - FILL OUT this AUDITION FORM :

Fill out the form below or use this link on a mobile device: Audition Form Mobile Link

Still have questions? Did you read the FAQ's?

If so, use the contact form below:

Step #5 - See you at auditions!