STC is presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr, directed by Erica Walling with musical direction by Cynthia Marten.
June 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, 24
Auditions will be held April 15 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. and April 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. You must be 9 -18 years old to audition for a role. Please keep Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. open in case you are asked to attend callbacks.
Follow the link to sign up for a one-hour audition time: Beauty and the Beast Audition Sign-up
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Please read through all audition instructions carefully.
- Please prepare a memorized, one-minute monologue.
- Please prepare a memorized song from the list below.
- Bring a photo to attach to your audition application.
- You must arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to complete an audition form. Late arrivals will be moved to another audition time.
- Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes that will allow you to move well.
- You will audition with a small group. You will be at your audition for one hour.
Please choose one of the six songs listed below. You will be singing excerpts only, not the entire song. All songs should be sung as solos, regardless of the characters indicated on the sheet music. You will be singing to a CD provided at your audition, using the exact music provided for you here.
(download by clicking the link)
You may listen to the entire soundtrack with guide vocals on YouTube: HERE
Story Theater Company is holding a free audition workshop on Saturday, March 24th, from 10:00 am to noon at 615 South Dayton Avenue, Suite 133. Gain the information and skills to make your next audition a positive experience. You will have the chance to participate in a mock audition with your monologue or song. No pre-registration is required to attend the workshop. However, if you would like to participate in the mock audition portion, we would like you to sign up in advance. To participate in a mock audition with your song or monologue please Click Here
ROLES and CREW POSITIONS
Youth ages 12 and over may apply for crew positions, including light & sound board operation, scene shift crew, assistant stage management, and wardrobe. If you are interested in a crew position, please stop by during any of the audition times and complete an application. You do not need to sign up for an audition time.
There are a large number of feature roles in this production, many of which can be played by a male or female actor.
- BABETTE is the maid and “resident flirt” of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life as well as just being a girl. Vocal range: A3 – B4
- BEAST is the master of the castle who was transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. Casting for size is not as important as choosing an actor that can handle this complex character: a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender and a smitten prince. Range: A3 – E5
- BELLE is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. Belle needs to be able to stand up to Gaston (and the Beast!) as well as those who don’t seem to understand her, while being able to show compassion for her father, the Servants, and eventually the Beast. Range: G3 – F5
- CHIP is Mrs. Potts’s son, who is becoming a teacup. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants. Range: D4 – D5
- COGSWORTH is the English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock. He shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to their master, the Beast. Cogsworth has two sides – he is a wee bit of a baby at times yet has no problem “getting into it” with Lumiere. Range: A3 – E5
- GASTON is pompous/dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. A strong singing and speaking voice and acting ability are more important than size and stature for this role. Range: A3 – F5
- LEFOU is Gaston’s equally dim-witted lackey. Lefou should be able to sing, act and dance. Comedic timing is very important for this role. Range: B3 – E5
- LUMIERE is a self-confident, charming, French mâitre d’ who is becoming a candelabra. Lumiere should be a strong singer. This role covers a range of emotions (from charming entertainer to brave soldier) and requires prominent song and dance skills, and ability pull off a French accent. Range: A3 – D5
- MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is almost larger than life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. Must be able to vocally blend well. Range: A3 – C5
- MAURICE is an eccentric, older inventor, yet more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. This non-solo singing role is perfect for an actor who can have fun interpreting fear and fatherly love.
- MONSIEUR D’ARQUE is the dark, creepy proprietor of the lunatic asylum who adds more tension to the story, and can act well. Needs to be sinister.
- MRS. POTTS is the castle’s endearing cook who has been enchanted to become a teapot. Mrs. Potts needs a strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities. Range: F3 – E5
- OLD BEGGAR WOMAN/ENCHANTRESS should be an actor with the ability to be visually dramatic. Her transformation in the Prologue from the Old Beggar Woman to the Enchantress should magically entice all into the story.
- SERVANTS should be able to handle a potentially awkward costume while singing and dancing a big production number.
- SILLY GIRLS are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. Must be able to play off each other and mix vocally. Range: C4 – F5
- VILLAGERS The Villagers provide colorful background singing throughout the show, and several also step into the action when needed to play in certain scenes. The featured roles vary in size and vocal requirements, and some include solo singing lines. The Ensemble will be needed to provide vocal power throughout the show and dance in the production numbers. These actors will double as the castle Servants as necessary.
This is a tentative rehearsal schedule. We try to include all the possible rehearsal days in order to allow you to plan and inform us of your conflicts.
B& B Rehearsal Schedule.PDF
Callbacks will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 17. Please plan to stay the entire time. Not receiving a callback doesn’t mean you aren’t going to be cast just as getting a callback does not guarantee you a role.
Participation fees for the 2017-2018 season are as follows:
- Cast: $135
- Crew: $40
Scholarships are available.
Here at Story Theater Company, we are proud to offer professional instruction. Our participation fee ensures that we are able to continue offering such performance opportunities to the youth of our community. The fee also includes two tickets, a t-shirt, the cast party, show poster, and a professionally shot and edited DVD of the performance.
If you have any questions, contact Lori Sulzberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This program is funded in part by local option tax funds provided by the City of Ames through the Commission on the Arts.