Auditions

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast.  

 

The Candlelight Theatre will present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast November  11 – December 23, 2017.
Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton.
Director – Cindy Albertini, Choreographer – Jody Anderson, Musical Director- Betsy Conner.

Rehearsals will begin (approximately) September 19th.
Performances  Novermber 11th – December 23rd.
Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Also scheduled: 1 Wednesday evening, December 20th, Thursday evening – December 21st , 2 Wednesday matinees  – November 29th and December 6th.
All roles open and paid.  Restaurant opportunities available.

No phone calls to the theatre, please.

Auditions:

Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at  The Rock School
1101 So. Broad St.  Studio F
Philadelphia, PA  19147
Sign in 6:30 pm, auditions 7:00 pm

Monday, August 28th and Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at The Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road, Wilmington, DE  19810
Sign in 6:30 pm, auditions 7:00

Please prepare 32 bars showing range and in the style of the show and be prepared to dance. Please come with headshot and resume stapled together.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

BELLE –  (20’s -early 30’s) Vibrant, intelligent, independant. The moral conscience of the story. Her maturity and depth of character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit of the Beast. Very strong singer. Ability to portray innocence with singing and acting. Mezzo-Soprano

BEAST – (20’s – 30’s) A tortured soul who is paying the price for his lack of compassion. Angry and menacing appearance that masks a kind, warm spirit longing to rectify his past. Very strong singer. Baritone.

GASTON – (20’s-30’s) Handsome, masculine antithesis of the Beast who, underneath, is a shallow, self-centered braggart that thrives on attention. Very strong singer. Baritone

LEFOU – (20-30) Gaston’s dim-witted servile sidekick. Willing to suffer any humiliation to please his “master”. Comfortable with physical comedy. Strong character actor.  Bari-Tenor

MAURICE – (40’s- ?) – Father of Belle. Gentle, kind, somewhat scatter-brained inventor. Devoted to Belle. Baritone.

BABETTE – (20’s-30’s) Saucy, sexy, enchanted feather-duster. Must move well. Speaks with a French accent. The object of Lumiere’s affections. Alto.

LUMIERE – (20’s-?) – French butler transformed into a candelabra. Light-hearted, suave, romantic charmer. Smitten by Babette. French accent. Strong character actor who moves well. Bari-tenor.

COGSWORTH – Tightly wound head of the household. Transformed into a mantle clock. A stuffy English perfectionist. Strong character actor. Bari-Tenor.

MRS. POTTS – (30’s-?) – Warm-hearted, maternal teapot. Sings the title song. British accent. Mezzo- soprano.

CHIP – (8-16). The inquisitive little teacup and the son of Mrs. Potts. Must be small enough to fit in teacart. Soprano

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – (30’s-?) – Former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano.

MONSIEUR D’ARQUE -(20’s-?) – Creepy, scheming proprietor of insane asylum. Tenor

VARIOUS SUPPORTING AND ENSEMBLE ROLES

 

The Candlelight theatre is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com