Opening Night – We Made It!

Well, we did it. Opening night of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was a great success–thanks to 42 fantastic actors-singers-dancers and over 45 behind-the-scenes folks that made it all come true. Nearly 90 people pulled off a great show!

It was the largest opening night audience ever–and what a great audience they were! Ticket sales are brisk and moving steadily every day. There are plenty of great seats available–and they’re all great seats because they are all reserved. If folks get on the internet right away–not only will they be able to reserve great seats (favorite seats) but they’ll save $1 per ticket to boot. One can still get great seats at the gate, but with the popularity of this show, chances are much better to reserve them early.

Ten nights to go!

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Beauty and the Beast – Vernal

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Adults are age 12 and up. Children are usually ages 3 to 11. Any child who takes a seat must have a ticket. Those, under 3, who sit on a lap and do not take up a seat are not required to have a ticket.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – In Vernal!

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The 2015 summer production of the Outlaw Trail Theater will be Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! Be Our Guest! Broadway Under the Stars comes to you in our 29th season. The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.

Tickets are on sale HERE! Mark your calendar now!

 

Characters in Beauty and the Beast

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

What Character Do You Want to Audition For?

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.
Female

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.
Male

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.
Female

CHIP – An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Male

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.
Male

ENSEMBLE WOLVES; ENCHANTED OBJECTS; TOWNSPEOPLE

GASTON – The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Male

LEFOU – Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Male

LUMIERE – A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Male

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Female

MAURICE – Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Male

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.
Male

MRS. POTTS – A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Female

Some Audition Pointers

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:

  1. They want you to do well. The casting process is as exhausting and difficult for them as it is for you. They’re just waiting for the right person to walk in the room so they can all go home. Seeing them as the enemy doesn’t serve you. Don’t let the intimidating and often unfriendly situation keep you from doing your best work.
  2. Have fun. When it comes down to it, getting the job is 1% what you do, 9% what you look like, and 90% dumb luck. Do your best to control that 1% by being prepared, but don’t beat yourself up over not getting the job. Sometimes the reason you don’t get hired can be totally ludicrous. You have a better chance of success if you just take the opportunity to perform and have a good time.
  3. Have confidence in who you are and what you have to offer. Confidence sells, just like in any other industry. This in no way means “be arrogant”. Arrogant people aren’t confident, they’re just – well schmucks. Be yourself, and you’ll have more to bring to the table. Be prepared and you’ll have your best work to offer.
    The rest you’ll learn through experience. Audition classes and workshops are available as well. Singing is one of the most rewarding professions in the entertainment industry. Work hard and stick with it, the world needs good singers and the stories they tell.

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.

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Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help with our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast–this summer. If you have an interest in helping, please fill out the contact form below and submit it. We’ll be contacting a lot of you soon to answer questions and get everything lined up.

Dates you need to know: Auditions will be on Mon, Apr 27th, Tues, April 28th and Thurs, Apr 30th.

Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 4th and normally run Mon-Fri evenings from 7-10 PM.

If you are interested in more than one area on the form, just note that in your experience comments. Thank you for your desire. You may also use the form just to ask further questions.

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Auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

 

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