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Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 PM Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Adath Israel Players Audition Announcement
We are excited to get started on what will certainly be a spectacular show!
For those interested in improving their audition skills, we are holding an audition masterclass on September 17, 2017 which begins promptly at 1:00 PM. Attendance is not mandatory, but it will be fun and we bet you will learn something useful! Please register for the master class by writing to [email protected].
Auditions are Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM or Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM (you may come either day). See below for what to prepare. Keep reading for character descriptions.
FOR ALL AUDITIONS
Everyone should be be prepared to sing part of an upbeat, classic show tune. Song choices should be no longer than one minute. No Hamilton, please.
Those seeking principal roles will be asked to read part of a scene, which will be provided.
Actors who are called back will be assigned part of a song to learn for callbacks.
PLEASE NOTE: Don’t be discouraged if you are not called back. We often cast roles without callbacks.
Callbacks will be posted on this site by Monday, October 9, 2017.
Final cast list will be posted on this site no later than Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
We will hold an informational meeting for all cast members on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 12:30 PM.
Rehearsals are typically on Thursdays at 7:15 PM and Sundays at 12:30 PM for kids, 1:00 PM for adults. The week prior to the show will have lots of rehearsals - don't make any other plans. A more detailed schedule will be available at our opening meeting.
BELLE (Stage Age: 20-35)
Belle is the “Beauty” of this tale–kind, gentle, and beautiful–but with an important 21st Century twist. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman who seeks adventure outside of her own home. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, because she sees the true beauty and spirit within The Beast.
Mezzo- Soprano: Low A-High F
THE BEAST (Stage Age: 20-40)
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 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 requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence.
Baritone: A–High F
GASTON (Stage Age: 20-40)
Gaston is the antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised, he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle, and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well.
Baritone: A–High F
LEFOU (Stage Age: 18+)
Lefou is Gaston’s devoted servant and sidekick. He goes to great lengths 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: 50+)
Odd, but a gentle and kind, bubbling old man. Similar to his daughter Belle in that he’s a dreamer.
Baritone: B flat–High D flat
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE (Stage Age: 30+)
Madame is an opera star, and though she is turning into a wardrobe, she has lost none of her diva qualities. When she speaks, she commands attention. This actor needs a lovely voice and excellent comic timing.
Soprano: C sharp–High G
LUMIERE (Stage Age: 30+)
Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. 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.
Baritone: A–High E
MRS. POTTS (Stage Age: 30-45)
Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal, enchanted teapot. She is lovable and nurturing. This character speaks with a British accent.
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 should move well. This character speaks with a French accent.
CHIP (Stage Age: 8-12 years old)
Chip is an inquisitive little teacup and the son of Mrs. Potts.
Boy Soprano: D–High D