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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
AUDITIONS!

ACTORS AGES
8-18
Complete SIGNUP LINK for Auditions
 
 
IN PERSON AUDITIONS
Beauty and the Beast, AUDITION WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 2, 3 and 4
4:30 – 6:30 pm
3-day AUDITION WORKSHOP, only $100
CLICK TO SIGN UP:

 

Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Monday, April 1.
Learn how to audition for this show, and audition LIVE!  You will be taught a song and a dance from the show, and you will get experience reading sides in front of the director.  The third day of auditions will include your in-person audition!
NOTE:  Thursday’s in-person auditions are available for Workshop attendees only.
 
AUDITION OPTION 2
IN PERSON AUDITION
Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Friday, April 5.
In Person Auditions will be held Saturday, April 6, 12:30 – 3:30 pm.

 

CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR TIME SLOT:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084CA8AF2BA6FF2-48724446-beauty

Please be prepared for your In-person audition with the following:
• Headshot and Resume
• A 16-32 bar of a Musical Number (the challenge: DO NOT submit a song from this show). Accompanist will be available or bring a karaoke style track.

 
CALLBACKS (Invitation only)
Sunday, April 7, 5:30 pm (by invitation only)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

First rehearsal (subject to change): Monday, April 8, 2024

Parent Orientation: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE  (rehearsal times and dates may vary)
Monday-Thursday 6:00-8:30pm

Possible Saturday rehearsals if needed
 
 
SHOW DATES

Friday, May 24, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25, 2:00pm
Saturday, May 25, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26, 2:00pm

Friday, May 31 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1, 2:00pm
Saturday, June 1, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 2, 2:00pm

Friday, June 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 2:00pm
Saturday, June 8, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 9, 2:00pm

 

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:

$200 PRODUCTION FEE per actor, due at Orientation.
10 TICKET SALES requirement per actor

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Show communications will be through SLACK
Parent volunteers welcome!

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Co-Directed & Co-Choreographed by Erin Tarkington and Jeremy Yampolsky
Music-directed by Tyler Thompson

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS
described by MTI

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
BELLE – A young woman with an independent spirit and a love of reading who exudes natural beauty
BEAST – The cursed Prince and master of the castle
 
MAURICE – Belle’s slightly addled genius inventor father
GASTON – A rude, narcissistic hunter who assumes the world belongs to him
LEFOU – Gaston’s fawning friend, not too bright.
LES FILLES DE LA VILLE – A group of Gaston’s fanatical female followers who energetically pursue him in the hopes of winning
LUMIERE – A charming French valet who fancies himself a ladies man; becomes a candelabra
COGSWORTH – An officious, excitable, English major-domo; becomes a mantle clock
MRS. POTTS – A sweet, kind-hearted head of the kitchen staff and mother to Chip; becomes a teapot
MADAME DE LE GRANDE BOUCHE – A grand, larger-than-life opera singer; becomes a wardrobe
BABETTE – A flirtatious maid; becomes a feather duster.
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE – Proprietor of the local insane asylum
YOUNG PRINCE – A spoiled, orphaned young man
WOLVES