The Uintah Arts Council’s Outlaw Trail Theater is proud and excited to announce their 2017 summer shows! Yes, we said shows (plural)!
First of all, we are keeping with tradition by producing a musical… the incomparable Singin’ In the Rain! This show will be directed and choreographed by Taunia Wheeler with music director Brian Litton. The show will run June 19th thru July 1st. Auditions will be held in early-mid April and rehearsals will start May 1st.
Along with the musical, we will also be producing a fun-filled melodrama… Showtime On the Showboat or… Don’t Throw Garbage In the River! The melodrama will be directed by Jake Harrison! “Showtime” will run a few performances during the Uintah County Fair and again on Wednesday nights, June 21st and 28th, during the musical. Auditions for the melodrama will be held at the end of April and rehearsals, again, will begin in the first week of May.
The Outlaw Trail Theater is scheduled to open their summer 2017 show on Monday, June 19, 2017… and run through Saturday, July 1, 2017 – with no shows on Sunday. Showtime is 8 PM every night!
Auditions are scheduled in April and rehearsals will begin on May1.
We thank you so much for your talent and your willingness to prepare and put yourself through that extremely difficult process. Unfortunately, not everyone that auditioned was selected. If you didn’t make it, don’t be discouraged. There will be other opportunities to audition and you are sure to find your role if you continue to work hard. We so wish that everyone could be in the show, but it’s not financially or strategically possible. Thank you again.
If your name does not appear on the list, please accept our apologies and our thanks.
REHEARSALS: REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 2ND AT 7 PM IN THE ICE RINK. WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING. WARM CLOTHING IS A MUST–AT LEAST BRING A SWEATER, JACKET, HOODIE AND/OR A BLANKET. IF THESE THINGS ARE AVAILABLE, AT LEAST IN YOUR CAR, YOU WON’T BE HALF FROZEN AFTER 3 HOURS OF REHEARSAL. A NOTEBOOK AND PENCIL WILL BE VERY HANDY. YOU MAY ALSO BRING A CAMP OR LAWN CHAIR TO SIT ON DURING REHEARSALS. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE LATE, OR ABSENT, PLEASE LET OUR STAGE MANAGER, KNOW THE DETAILS. SHE WILL KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF THAT STUFF.
*CALLING ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES*
VTV6 is looking for male and female on-camera talent for a commercial that we are producing for a company out of the area. Read the description below and contact Cody (email@example.com) to let us know you’re interested! Please include acting experience, picture and/or a link to your Facebook page or other social media with pictures.
Late 20’s, Early 30’s
Outdoorsy, masculine look
Has the potential to be very animated
Late 20’s, Early 30’s
Very feminine, “prissy” look
Can be very excited and sarcastic (Just the moods we need for this particular commercial)
Here are the characters in Beauty and the Beast as listed in the script. The music also lists “Female 1 through 12” and “Male 1 through 12”–most of which will be made up of the townspeople and servants listed below. But, as you can see, it’s going to be a fairly good sized cast.
NARRATOR, a voiceover during the Prologue
YOUNG MAN, a selfish prince
OLD BEGGAR WOMAN, an enchantress in disguise
BELLE, a smart, plucky young woman from a provincial town
MAURICE, an inventor and Belle’s father
TOWNSPEOPLE, including Aristocratic Lady, Fish Man, Egg Man, Sausage Curl Girl, Baker, Lady with Cane, Lady with Baby, Candle Man, Hat Seller, Milkmaid, Shepherd Boy, Bookseller, Silly Girls, Gaston’s Cronies, a Mother, Villager
GASTON, a pompous and dim-witted “ladies man”
LEFOU, a dim-witted lackey to Gaston
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE, proprietor of the lunatic asylum
COGSWORTH, an English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock
LUMIERE, a French Maitre d’ who is becoming a candelabra
BABETTE, a maid who is becoming a feather duster
MRS. POTTS, a cook who is becoming a teapot
CHIP, Mrs. Potts’s son, who is becoming a teacup
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE, an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe
SERVANTS, including Caryatids, Flatware, Napkins, Dust Pail, Egg Timer
THE BEAST, master of the castle who used to be a prince
Cast size: Large
Character Breakdown (In alphabetical order)
BABETTE – A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
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.
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.
CHIP – An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
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.
ENSEMBLE WOLVES; ENCHANTED OBJECTS; TOWNSPEOPLE
GASTON – The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
LEFOU – Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
LUMIERE – A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
MAURICE – Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
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.
MRS. POTTS – A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
The following is an excerpt from this article.
I found these pointers to be good–though you can find lots and lots of articles about this subject.
The audition process
Auditioning is the most nightmarish process imaginable for casting a project, but it’s the only one we have. Unless you’re already a hot commodity in the industry, you’re going to have to audition to keep working. No one can claim to be the expert on auditions. Every singer gets rejected. Every singer goes through times when no one wants to hire them. It’s part of the business. There are three main things to keep in mind when auditioning:
Preparing for auditions
If you ask a casting director what matters most when a singer shows up to an audition, most will tell you that the singer needs to “be prepared” Of course, being on time is usually a positive bonus as well.
It should be obvious, but it’s surprising how many singers make a bad impression with something as simple as inappropriate behavior. You have to keep in mind that casting directors already have the job, you don’t. So you need to prove yourself to them, not the other way around. Some suggestions from casting directors include things like avoid unnecessary chit-chat. Don’t linger in the room for too long after you sing.
A feeling of desperation is another sure way not to get a callback. Keep calm and collected, you don’t want to come off as if you’re begging or pleading. Consider each audition an opportunity or a chance to perform for an audience. Or walk into the audition saying, “No matter what happens, I’ll do the best I can today.” The casting director is not here to judge you harshly; he or she simply wants to find the perfect person for the job. Give yourself the best opportunity possible.
Sometimes singers will seek out singing coaches to prepare them for an audition. Don’t over prepare though, you want to retain a substantial amount of flexibility. The bottom line is that you don’t know exactly what the casting director is looking for unless is it very specific. The casting director will often ask you to sing differently, if you’ve become set in your ways about how you’re singing, it will be difficult to change. Be comfortable with what you’re doing, but be prepared to change.