BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Riverside Center for the Performing Arts Non Equity Auditions

Posted: April 30, 2018
Audition Location: Fredericksburg, VA

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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts announces auditions for

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jordan Roth

Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

Production Details

Production: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Producing Company:
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
Rehearsal Dates: To begin in early August 2018
Technical Rehearsal Dates: Monday, September 17 – Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Performance Dates: Wednesday, September 26 – Sunday, November 25, 2018

Patrick A’Hearn, Producing Artistic Director

Patrick A’Hearn, Director
Stephanie Wood, Choreographer
Leigh Delano, Music Director

Audition Detail

Date: Monday, May 21 & Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Times:
Monday - 4pm – 10pm (Adults Only)
Tuesday - 4pm – 6pm (Adults)
Tuesday - 6pm-8pm (Children)
Tuesday - 8-10pm (Adults)
Location:
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

Callbacks will be scheduled if needed.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song from the show or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script if asked. Please bring a headshot and a résumé. AEA Guest Artist contracts for some roles. All appointments will be scheduled via e-mail. Please contact the Production Manager via e-mail at productionmanager@riversidedt.com for appointments. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are encouraged (with a headshot, résumé, and video link/s) to productionmanager@riversidedt.com.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Production Manager, James Davis via e-mail at productionmanager@riversidedt.com

Description

A beautiful young woman takes the place of her imprisoned father in the castle of a beast, who is really a cursed prince. She teaches him to be courteous and respectful, and they fall in love, in this stage adaptation of the animated Disney film, based on the classic fairy tale.

Roles

Belle (Understudy Only)
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Beast (Understudy Only)
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Maurice
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Potts (Understudy Only)
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 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.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
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.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
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
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Ensemble
Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

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