Beauty and the Beast Auditions

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Hello and thank you for your interest in auditioning for Beauty & the Beast at Exit 7 Players! Please note that this production will be a highly stylized version of “a tale as old as time” with a smaller than usual ensemble, where every cast member will have an important and featured role. Our hope is that this will present a unique opportunity for the amazing talent we are fortunate to have here in the local community.

We have a jam packed season here at Exit 7 Players. It is exciting! As we close one show, we are preparing to open the next. We are seeking mature actors with previous experience who can appropriately rehearse and prepare for a show, oftentimes in a “rehearsal” space, rather than on the stage where the performance will take place. As such, please also note the following:

*You must be 18 years old at the time of auditions to participate in this production. (Yes, even Chip!)

*You must sign up for an audition slot ahead of time.

*The audition form should be filled out prior to arrival.

Audition Dates:

Sunday, July 7 at 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday, July 11 at 6:30pm-9:00pm

Callbacks by invitation only on Thursday July 18 at 6:30pm-9:00pm

Audition Format & Sign Up:

Auditionees will be asked to read and sing in a CLOSED INDIVIDUAL audition. Please prepare 16 bars (or about 1 minute) of a song in the style of the show (Disney or golden age Broadway). An accompanist will be provided; please bring notated sheet music with you to your audition. A character breakdown is provided below for additional information. 

Auditionees will also be asked to learn a short dance combination for an OPEN GROUP dance call.


GROUP A (read/sing, then dance), arrive at 6:30/1:00

GROUP B (dance, then read/sing), arrive at 7:30/2:00

6:30-7:30/1:00-2:00: Group A (Read/Sing)
7:30-8:00/2:00-2:30: Dance Call ALL
8:00-9:00/2:30-4: Group B (Read/Sing)


Synopsis and Character Breakdown

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.

Belle
Female Presenting
Stage Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range: F5-E3

An intelligent and insightful young woman, longs for a life of adventure and belonging. Willing to sacrifice herself to save her father, she exhibits heroic altruism and selfless love. While kind-hearted and gentle, Belle proves her strength when she stands up to Gaston. Belle should have a strong mezzo voice and discernible chemistry with the actor playing the Beast.


Beast
Male Presenting
Stage Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range: F4-A2

A spoiled prince turned into a terrifying beast, struggles to maintain his humanity as the Enchantress’s spell grows stronger. His hot temper can frighten and push people away, but a loving heart is buried beneath his gruff exterior. The actor who plays the Beast needs to evince a strong physicality to convey intense emotion and animal behavior; he must also be able to sell his agony of loss.


Maurice
Male Presenting
Stage Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range: Db4-Bb2

An inventor, is Belle’s loving and supportive father. A bit of an eccentric who often gets lost in his own world while tinkering on his contraptions. He is not “crazy” and the actor should not evoke negative stereotypes associated with mental illness.


Gaston
Male Presenting
Stage Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range: E4-A2

The village celebrity, is in love with one person: himself. While his pursuit of Belle is relentless, it is grounded in his own vanity and should not be overtly aggressive. Charming and manipulative, Gaston is the village’s de facto leader whose lack of understanding and compassion ultimately leads to his own downfall. Gaston is a high baritone with a large vocal range.


LeFou
Male Presenting
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range: F#4-B2

Gaston’s bumbling sidekick, is always there to boost his pal’s spirits. Lefou loyally and energetically serves Gaston, but lacking in good judgment, rarely thinks things through. Lefou should have good physical comedy skills.


Lumiere
Male Presenting
Stage Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range: F#4-F#2

A suave and debonair enchanted candelabra, finds the light even in the darkest of places. He loyally serves the Beast and counters his gloomy disposition with an optimistic flare.


Cogsworth
Male Presenting
Stage Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range: E4-A2

A tightly-wound and enchanted mantle clock, serves as the head of the Beast’s household. Never one to disobey the Beast, he spends most of his time trying to talk Lumiere out of whatever convoluted plan he’s devising. Despite his tendency to appear uptight and strict, Cogsworth proves hardworking and loyal.


Mrs. Potts
Female Presenting
Stage Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range: G5-F#3

A warm-hearted enchanted teapot, is the comforting caretaker among the castle staff. A wise and patient maternal figure, she is quick to offer a spot of tea and a dash of advice to anyone in need. Mrs. Potts is an alto who sings the title song.


Chip
Any Gender (will play a young boy)
Stage Age: 7 to 10 (an adult playing young)
Vocal range: F5- A3

Mrs. Potts’s darling child, is a playful and bright eyed enchanted teacup. Chip’s innocence and cheer make sipping tea a delightful experience, winning over even the grumpiest of hearts.


Madame De La Grande Bouche
Female Presenting
Stage Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range: D5-C#4

A former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe, is a larger-than-life personality who helps lift Belle’s spirits when she first arrives at the castle. Without her elaborate and theatrical costuming, Madame finds life difficult, but always manages to retain an air of elegance and refinement.


Babette
Female Presenting
Stage Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range: F5-C4

An enchanted feather duster, is fun-loving and flirtatious. Bold and brazen, Babette is the embodiment of the French maid.


Featured Dancers/Ensemble (3-5)
Experienced dancers needed for “greek chorus” type role. They will also play various ensemble roles. Additional details available upon casting. Please let us know if you have modern/lyrical dance experience.


Ensemble (10-12)
Villagers (including Shepherd, Marie, Tavern Master, Laundry Lady, Baker, Milkmaid, Flower Seller, Sausage Curl Lady, Candle Maker, Hat Seller, Bookseller, Silly Girls, Monsieur D’Arque)

Castle Staff (including the gargoyle, flatware, napkins, etc., serve the Beast by cooking, cleaning, and carrying out his orders.)