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Beauty and The Beast, October 2 & 3 at 7:00PM

BE OUR GUEST and join us at the AUDITIONS for DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Step into the “tale as old as time” filled with wonder and awe! This Disney classic tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

The musical is directed by Scott Dunlap with Musical Direction by Michael Huseman and Choreography by Christi Barr. The Stage Manager is Angie Griffin and Student Stage Manager is Carina Miller.

WHEN: Monday, October 2 at 7pm and Tuesday, October 3 at 7pm.

ABOUT THE ROLES: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CAST BREAKDOWN

38+ Roles Available

7 Male Principal Roles/7 Female Principal Roles

5 Roles for Children (Age 9-13) Male or Female

19 Ensemble Members

Anyone under the age of 18 will be double cast.

7 MALE ROLES:

THE BEAST (Stage Age*: 21-35) 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 beyond wishing 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 endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role is physically demanding, the actor should be communicate his curse and transformation through movement. It requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence.

Baritone: A–High F

GASTON (Stage Age*: 21-35) Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. He is a handsome self-centered bully. Muscular build, with a larger-than-life chiseled face, actor must be a strong comedic farceur capable of playing a larger-than-life style. An egomaniac and narcissistic, who can also be scary and aggressively brutal.

Baritone: A–High F

LEFOU (Stage Age*: 18+) 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

MAURICE (Stage Age*: 40+) Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s

steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. 

Baritone: B flat–High D flat

LUMIERE (Stage Age*: 30+) Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candlestick. 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.

Baritone: A–High F sharp

COGSWORTH (Stage Age*: 30+) Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of

the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy Englishman who loves perfection. This character speaks with a

British accent. This role requires strong character acting. The role is physically demanding because of the costume.

Baritone: A–High E

MONSIEUR D'ARQUE (Stage Age*: 25+) D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane

asylum, The Maison De Lune. He doubles as the Bookseller and an enchanted object.

Tenor: D–High A

2 EITHER MALE OR FEMALE ROLES:

CHIP (Age 8-12 years old) Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts.

Boy Soprano: D–High D

OTTO (Age 12+) Otto is the Beast’s loveable lapdog, who has become an enchanted ottoman. While he doesn’t have “lines,” he or she must speak fluent “dog.” This is a very physical role and the actor must be comfortable with moving around on all “fours” for extended periods of time. In the past, the role has doubled with the Young Prince.

7 FEMALE ROLES:

BELLE (Stage Age*: 18-35) Belle is the original fairy tale heroine–kind, gentle, and beautiful–but with an

important 21st Century twist. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience 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 very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.

Mezzo-Soprano: Low A-High F

MRS. POTTS (Stage Age*: 30+) Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. This character speaks with a British accent. The role is physically demanding because of the costume.

Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp–High G

BABETTE (Stage Age*: 20’s-40’s) Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of

Lumiere's affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a

tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent.

Alto: C–C

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE (Stage Age*: 30+) Madame is a former opera diva turned

enchanted wardrobe. The role is physically demanding because of the costume.

Soprano: C sharp–High G

THREE SILLY GIRLS (Stage Age*:16-25) The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over

Gaston. They double as enchanted objects.

ENSEMBLE ROLES:

(TOWNSPEOPLE - THE ENCHANTED OBJECTS) There are 19 additional ensemble roles (9 males, 7 females, ages 14+, and 3 children ages 9-13). The ensemble is very busy, as they 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 Silly Girls, Enchantress, Young Prince, Baker and the Bookseller are all ensemble members. Anyone who is under 18 will be double cast.

*STAGE AGE means that the actor should appear to be in that age range.

F.A.Q.

"Where do I park?"

You can park in the lot right across from the Theatre Centre. It is free to park there, though you will need to pick up a parking pass inside and place it in your car before you audition. We recommend that you pull up to the Circle Lobby doors and obtain the pass from the greeting station set up at the concession stand, before parking in the lot.

"There are two days of auditions, do I come to both?"

The short answer is: “no.” You can come to either Monday or Tuesday, whichever works best for you. Please don’t come to both audition days, it doesn’t help your chances of getting a role. However, the Callbacks for the show will be held on the Thursday immediately following the audition, so if you have a conflict with that day, please let us know at the audition.

"Is it okay to arrive at 7pm for the audition?"

Sort of. Yes, if you have to hurry from school and/or work to get here by 7pm; that is fine. Just be aware that there is an audition form that must be filled out before you can audition, so if you can arrive 15-30 minutes early, it would be less stressful for you and more helpful for us if you can have that done by 7pm.

"How old do I need to be to audition?"

This is a Youth Theatre/Mainstage co-production. That means that it will be cast age appropriately. There are several roles that can be played by actors of any age, however you must be in the 4th grade in order to audition. We are committed to non-traditional casting, or casting of ethnic minority actors in roles where race or ethnicity is not germane. Which means actors of all races are encouraged to audition.

"Do I need to prepare a monologue or song?"

No, we will teach you a portion of a song and some choreography. If there is a scene we want you to read, we will provide that too. You do not need a headshot or resume, while we appreciate your previous experience, all actors are auditioned on equal footing. The only preparation necessary is that you have a list of ANY conflicts you might have with rehearsal. This is vital! We MUST know any days you will miss in ADVANCE of casting.

"Is there a fee or what does it cost to audition or perform?"

Participation at CTC is COMPLETELY FREE! You don't have to purchase a script, or your costume...there are no fees...nothing! All we ask is that you commit to arriving to scheduled rehearsals on time and agree to attend all the rehearsals and performances that are required!

"What does “Double Cast” mean?"

First, adults (over 18) will not be double cast. We will cast two kids in each role. We do this so that the children who are cast don’t miss excessive amounts of school for those daytime school performances. It also gives us a back-up, should someone get sick, the other child cast can substitute for them. The casts also rotate performances. For this show that performance schedule will look like this:

LUMIERE’S Cast Public Performances:

Friday, December 8 at 8pm

Saturday, December 9 at 2:30pm

Thursday, December 14 at 7pm

Saturday, December 16 at 8pm

Sunday, December 17 at 2:30pm

Friday, December 29 at 8pm

with School Performances: Wednesday, December 13 and Friday, December 15 at 10am

COGSWORTH’S Cast~ Public Performances:

Saturday, December 9 at 8pm

Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm

Friday, December 15 at 8pm

Saturday, December 16 at 2:30pm

Thursday, December 28 ay 7pm

Saturday, December 30 at 8pm

with School Performances: Tuesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 14 at 10am.

“Where do I find out if I have a callback?”

Like our Facebook page and look for notices. If you don’t have Facebook, you can check our website: TheatreCentre.com. We typically announce callbacks on the Wednesday (October 4 , in this case.) immediately following the Monday and Tuesday auditions. Callbacks are usually at 7pm on Thursday (October 5, in this case.) of that same week. If your name isn’t on the callback list, you might still be cast, so check back for a complete cast list.

“When is the cast announced?”

Usually a cast will be posted on our Youth Theatre Facebook, or Theatre Centre Facebook page or TheatreCentre.com on Friday (October 6, in this case.) of the same week as the audition.

“What is the rehearsal schedule?”

POTENTIALLY, We rehearse Sundays through Fridays from 7 – 10pm. But this is based on your schedule as well. Not all actors are called for all rehearsals. This is why we need to know your conflicts. It will help us better organize or schedule and work around you to make sure we haven’t wasted valuable time. So if you have choir practice on Wednesdays or Tennis Lessons on Tuesdays or Tae Kwon Do on Thursdays, let us know before you audition and we can possibly work around those days. Conflicts that are presented after casting will result in forfeiting your role and the part will be recast.

“Where is the play performed?”

This show will be performed on the MainStage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

Thank you and hope to see you there!


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