Auditions: March 25th and 26th
Performance Dates: May 18th through June 3rd, 2018
Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late? (Source: Stage Agent)
(Please only attend one. We will be auditioning interested participants age 12 and up.)
- Sunday, March 25th, 2018: 6:00 pm
- Monday, March 26th, 2018: 7:00 pm
- Tuesday, March 27th, 2018: Callbacks, if necessary
Location – All auditions, callbacks, rehearsals, and performances will be at Clear Creek Community Theatre (18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay, Texas, 77058), unless otherwise noted.
Audition Requirements – All participants will be expected for both the music and movement auditions.
Music – Please prepare a 90 second selection (musical theater piece in a similar style to, but not from, Beauty and the Beast) that best showcases your vocal ability. Please bring a backing track without vocals on a device which can be plugged in to a standard headphone jack.
Movement/Dance – Please come prepared (comfortable clothing/shoes) to move/dance. You will learn a short movement/dance piece in that will be performed in small groups.
Rehearsals – There will be a mandatory cast meeting/read-through on Monday, April 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. At this meeting, we will assign and read through scripts, take some preliminary measurements for costumes, and get to know each other! Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, April 3rd.
Performance Dates – Friday, May 18th, 2018 through Sunday, June 3rd, 2018. Evening performance begin at 8 pm and matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm. There will be Saturday and Sunday matinee performances as part of this show run.
*Please note stage age is not a reflection of actor’s age, but the character’s.* Casting will be based on ability to convey character.
- BELLE – Cast at a prior audition
- THE BEAST /PRINCE ADAM (Stage Age: 21-35) The Beast’s tortured soul is Zevident 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
- GASTON (Stage Age: 21-35) 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
- LEFOU (Stage Age: 18+) 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
- MAURICE (Stage Age: 40+) 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
- BABETTE (Stage Age: 20’s-40’s) 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
- LUMIERE (Stage Age: 30+) 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
- COGSWORTH (Stage Age: 30+) 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
- MRS. POTTS (Stage Age: 30+) 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
- CHIP – cast prior to this audition
- MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE (Stage Age: 30+) Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp–High G
- MONSIEUR D’ARQUE (Stage Age: 25+) 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
- THREE SILLY GIRLS (Stage Age:16-25) The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who double as enchanted objects.
- 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 also all chorus members.
CREW MEMBERS & NEWBIES:
CCCT prides itself as being a place for people who have always wanted to get involved in theatre but never had the chance. We often cast people with little experience – our job is to serve our community by providing an artistic release for everyone. We’d love to have you join us
Audition nights are a perfect time to come out, meet the director, and express your interest in helping out backstage, be it in the role of a stage manager, lights & sound operator, concessions, or whatever else you might like to do.
“Clear Creek has a great depth of talent in its acting pool and it’s always good to see all roles, large and small, performed to a high standard.”
Shannon Caldwell , The Galveston Daily News