Upcoming Auditions

The Empress Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

 

The classic story 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.

 

Creative Team

 

Direction By

Merilee and Joshua Adams

 

Music Direction By
Kerry Moore

 

Choreography By
Stacey Moore

 

Costumes By

Cherylene Sandusky Rosenvall

 


Auditions will be held August 31st & September 2nd 7PM to 9PM
Those who have an audition form in hand by 9p will be seen. Doors will lock promptly at 9pm.

 

This production will be double cast into a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Cast.  Each Cast will alternate the Matinees.  Performance swaps between casts will be allowed at the artistic management’s discretion.

Please come prepared with 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.  No acapella singing will be permitted; please provide your own minus track or pianist for the audition. 

 

Video auditions will be allowed, please submit to empress@empresstheatre.com Attendance at callbacks, in person, is required.  

Please come prepared with a list of conflicts from September 2nd through December 18th. No conflicts will be allowed without prior approval from the director after November 12th. 

 

Please be advised this is an opportunity unlike any other for many actors.  Your costumes will be created for you from the ground up by the incredibly talented Cherylene Sandusky Rosenvall and her team of talented tradespeople.  As a result, you will need to be available throughout the process for fittings and adjustments.

All roles available. The Empress encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. The Empress is committed to providing a space for community and inclusion free from discrimination.

 

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Callback Date: September 3rd, 2021 - 6PM - 10PM

First day of rehearsal: September 18th, 2021

First Costume Call: September 7th, 2021 - 6pm - 9pm

Range of rehearsal hours: Rehearsal times are blocked in the hours of 6pm to 10pm.

Tech begins: November 13th, 2021

First preview: December 1st, 2021

Opening: December 3rd, 2021

Closing: December 18th, 2021

Days/times of planned performances: M/W/F Cast will be called at 6pm each night. T/TH/SA Cast will be called at 6pm each night.  Each cast will alternate Matinees.  Matinee Call time is noon.  

 

DISCLOSURES (check all that apply):

☐ There is a possibility that the production will be extended through ___________________.

⬣ Costumes will be supplied by the production.

⬣ Actors will be expected to help build and strike the set.

☐ There will be understudies for this production.

☐ There will be pay for this production in the amount of ____________________________.

☐ This production contains sexual content.

☐ This production contains nudity.

☐ This production contains violence.

☐ This production contains culturally sensitive content.

☐ This production is accessible to actors who use a mobility device.

☐ This production will have a nontraditional audience seating arrangement.

 

Other Disclosures:
Casting Authority: The Production Team with Artistic Director Approval.

Who is in the Audition Room: Director, Music Director, Choreographer.

Who is at Callbacks: Artistic Management and The Production Team.
A full copy of the script is available if needed.

Portions of this audition may be recorded or photographed at the Director’s discretion. All recordings will only be used by the production team and will be destroyed after callbacks.
 

Character Breakdown:

Ages listed not necessarily the age of the actor portraying the role.

 

Belle

A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of 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

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

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 etc

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