Beauty and the Beast

 

 

Damascus Theatre Company is searching for people of all ages (ages 8 through adult) for its fall musical DISNEY’S Beauty and the Beast.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Lee Michele Rosenthal
Musical Direction by Marci Shegogue

AUDITION DATES: 
Mon June 25, 7-9:30pm
Tue June 26, 7-9:30pm at The Academy of Fine Arts, 8451 Helgerman Court, Gaithersburg. 

CALLBACKS: 
Sat June 30, 11:30am-2:30pm at Damascus Library, 9701 Main Street, Damascus

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: 
• Open to children (8 and older), teens, and adults
• Please sing a 32-bar section of a song in the style of Disney that shows off range and character. Singing from the show is allowed.

An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing is permissible (but not suggested)
• Bring sheet music in the correct key. 
• Bring a photo.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
November 2-11, 2018 (8 performances) 
at Carl Freeman Auditorium, Historic Stage, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION: Email the desired day and time to dtcauditions@gmail.com. 
You won’t hear back unless there is a problem with your requested audition time. 

GENERAL REHEARSAL INFORMATION:
Rehearsals will begin in late August (evenings and weekend times) and will begin in earnest in September at venues in Gaithersburg, Germantown, & Damascus.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Belle
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.
Gender: Female
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
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
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
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
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Potts
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Gender: Male
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 (or a girl to play a 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
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
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
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
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Ensemble

Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople
Various ages

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, www.MTIShows.com