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CHAFFEY THEATRE COMPANY
presents
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Show Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14, 2017
Auditions: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 3:00pm
Callbacks: Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:00am                by Invitation only


   
BEAUTY & the BEAST is one of the biggest to hit our stage and we’re excited for its return to historic Gardiner W. Spring Auditorium and that you want to be part of it. Whether you’ve auditioned before, or whether you’re completely new to the process, we would like to welcome you to “be our guest” and get involved with our production.  

Here is some additional audition information:
1) Auditioning ages are for High School Students only. The audition is open to all high schools.

2) Come to the audition on time and be prepared to stay for the full duration of the audition.  We will do our best to release you as soon as possible.

3) Auditioning Leads – Please come prepared to sing a song the character you are auditioning for sings.  Below is a description of each character and a list of songs.

We wish you all the best at your auditions!
    




CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

BELLE: Belle is the original fairy tale heroine–kind, gentle, and beautiful–but with an important 21st Century twist. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.
Mezzo- Soprano: Low A-High F (Songs: Belle, No Matter What, Me, Is This Home, Something There, A Change in Me)


THE BEAST: 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 beyond wishing 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 (Songs: How Long Must This Go On, If I Can’t Love Here, Something There)


GASTON: Gaston is the absolute 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 (Songs: Me!, Gaston, Masion des Lunes, The Mob Song)


LEFOU: Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting.
Baritone: B–High F Sharp (Songs: Gaston, Maison des Lunes)


MAURICE: Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Maurice and Belle sing the lovely duet No Matter What. Baritone:
B flat–High D flat (Song: No Matter What)


BABETTE: Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent.
Alto: C–C (Songs: Be Our Guest, Human Again)


LUMIERE: 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 (Songs: Be Our Guest, Something There, Human Again)


COGSWORTH: Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This character speaks with a British accent. This role requires strong character acting.
Baritone: A–High E (Songs: Something There, Human Again)


MRS. POTTS: Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a British accent.
Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp– High G (Songs: Is This Home Tag, Be Our Guest, Something There, Human Again, Beauty and the Beast)


CHIP: Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts.
Boy Soprano: D–High D (Songs Be Our Guest, Human Again)


MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe.
Soprano: C sharp–High G (Songs: Be Our Guest,  Human Again)


MONSIEUR D'ARQUE: D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. He doubles as a townsperson.
Tenor: D–High A (Songs: Belle, Gaston, Maison des Lunes, The Mob Song)


THREE SILLY GIRLS: The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who double as enchanted objects.
(Songs: Belle, Gaston, etc.)


ENSEMBLE (TOWNSPEOPLE - THE ENCHANTED OBJECTS): The ensemble is very busy, as they are both townspeople and enchanted objects. There are several solo lines in songs like Belle and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers (Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again). The Enchantress and Young Prince, the Baker, the Baker’s wife and the Bookseller are all chorus members. We will be looking for acrobats and dancers to for featured dancing roles.