Beauty and the Beast Audition Information
1. Use the demos and music to learn the song
2. Use MTI Player at specific time stamp when recording your audition
a. Might be helpful to use two devices one to play music one to record video
b. Be mindful of your surroundings when recording
3. Submit audition with link provided below
4. Submission deadline Aug 8th
5. Submit video audition(s) for two characters only
6. Comments section is not for apologies or excuses
7. Callbacks will be live. Learn callback information also but do not submit
8. Have fun and be blessed! Looking forward to a great year.
Belle – Mezzo-Soprano – Look 18-30
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 strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.
The Beast – Baritone – Look 21-35
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
Gaston – Baritone – Look 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.
Lefou – Tenor/Baritone – Look 18+ (Girls may audition for this part)
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
Maurice – Baritone – Look 40+
Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. He is ind, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive yet he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger.
Babette – Alto – Look 20 – 40
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.
Lumiére – Tenor/Baritone – Look 20+
Lumiére 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.
Cogsworth – Baritone – Look 25+
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
Mrs Potts– Mezzo-Soprano – Look 30+
Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Madamé de la Grande Bouche – Soprano – Look 30+
Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe.
Monsieur D’Arque – Tenor – Look 25+
D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. Also doubles as townsperson.
Three Silly Girls/ Ensemble Girls Soprano and Alto – Look 16 – 25
The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who doubles as enchanted objects.
Jack Kelly Tenor - Look 16-20
The charismatic leader of the Manhattan newsies, is an orphaned dreamer and artist who yearns to get out of the crowded streets of New York and make a better life for himself out West. Fiercely protective of his best friend, Crutchie, and strongly loyal, Jack isn’t afraid to use his voice to attain better conditions for the working kids of New York City. Though living on the streets has given him a tough-guy exterior, Jack has a big heart and can demonstrate a sweet vulnerability – especially when it comes to bantering with a certain female reporter. Must have a great pop tenor voice and sense of physicality.
Katherine Plumber Mezzo-Soprano Look 17-20
An ambitious young reporter, works hard to make a name for herself as a legitimate journalist in a time when women aren’t taken seriously. Quick, funny, and resourcesful, she boldy captures the voice of a new generation rising in her coverage of the newsies’ strike. While she generally has no time for cocky, streetwise young men, she makes an exception for Jack Kelly. Though she only has a brief dance solo in “King of New York,” Katherine should have a great contemporary pop voice with a high belt – diction is key.