Not So Common Players Announce Auditions for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Not So Common Players
Auditions for

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Audition Dates and Times:
Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm
Sign in begins at 6:30 pm
Call Backs (by invitation): Wednesday, May 22

THIS IS AN ADULT PRODUCTION. Auditioners must be 16 years or older. (We will consider someone younger for Chip.)

Location:
The Storefront
Village Square, 19 Clifton County Road, Clifton Park
Two doors down from Toys R Us

Performance Dates:
July 19-21 and 25-28
All performances will be at 8:00 pm at The Clifton Park Common Stage

Rehearsals:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Other dates may be considered based on conflicts. The read-through is currently scheduled for 5/24, with rehearsals starting on 5/29.

Director:               Michael Camelo
Music Director: Adrienne Sherman
Choreographer:  Spencer M. Lee
Producers:              Jill E. Ross and Amy Clark

Those auditioning should prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show. An accompanist will be provided but you must provide your own sheet music in the appropriate key. No accapella singing! There will be a dance audition. Everyone should be prepared to dance, so please dress accordingly. PLEASE BRING A COMPLETE LIST OF CONFLICTS TO THE AUDITION.

If you have any additional questions, please email either Jill E. Ross at 919.jill@gmail.com or Amy Clark at aclark@bhbl.org.

Character Breakdown
(Note: Age ranges are a guideline.)

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 live. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range: E3 to F5.

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. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range: A2 to F4.

Gaston
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Age: 30 to 40. Vocal range: A2 to E4.

Maurice
Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Age: 55 to 65. Vocal range: Bb2 to Db4.

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. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: A2 to E4.

Mrs. Potts
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Age: 45 to 55. Vocal range: F#3 to G5.

Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range: F#2 to F#4.

Chip
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts? darling child who is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Age: 7 to 10. (We are looking for someone to play a child, not necessarily someone in this age range.) Vocal range A3 to F5.

Babette
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affection. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range: C4 to F5.

Madame De La Grande Bouche
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range: C#4 to D5.

Lefou
Gaston?s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range: B2 to F#4.

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. Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range: D3 to A4.

Ensemble
Wolves, Enchanted Objects, Townspeople.

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