Beauty and the Beast Auditions

The CM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is holding Main Stage auditions for DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Friday, August 9 and Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00PM. Callbacks will be on August 14 by invitation only.

Please prepare a 16 – 32 bar cut of a musical theatre song either from the show or in a similar style. An accompanist will be provided. A dance audition will follow vocal auditions for those asked to stay. Please wear footwear you are comfortable dancing in.

Performance dates are below. Please bring possible rehearsal and/or performance conflicts to the auditions. The CM Performing Arts Center is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the casting and encourages actors of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups to audition. Video submissions will be accepted if you are unable to make either audition date. Please send a video submission along with headshot and resume to Alyse@cmpac.com by August 13th.

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Director – ALYSE NICOLE ARPINO
Choreographer – MELISSA RAPELJE
Music Director – MATTHEW W. SURICO

PERFORMANCE DATES:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 2:00 PM

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 10:00AM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 2:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 8:00 PM

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 2:00PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 2:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 2:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 2:00 PM

*The following are potential additional show dates that should be treated as actual performance dates: 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 8pm

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 8pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 2pm & 8pm

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 2pm

PLOT:

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:

  • Belle (18-30): Belle is the story’s heroine – smart, compassionate, assertive, and brave. She values her freedom and individuality and is considered an oddity in her village because of her love for books and her disdain for Gaston’s advances. Her primary songs include “Belle,” “Is This Home,” “Something There,” and “A Change in Me.”
  • Beast (25-40): The Beast is a Prince who was transformed into a monstrous creature by an enchantress as a punishment for his arrogance. Beneath his beastly exterior, he struggles with his need for love and acceptance. His character sings “How Long Must This Go On,” and “If I Can’t Love Her.”
  • Gaston (25-40): Gaston is the story’s antagonist – a handsome, muscular, and extremely narcissistic hunter who is relentless in his pursuit of Belle. His self-centeredness is highlighted by his belief that Belle should naturally want to marry him. Gaston’s key songs include “Me,” “Gaston,” “The Mob Song,” and “Gaston (Reprise).”
  • LeFou (20-40): LeFou is Gaston’s comical sidekick who idolizes Gaston and is always trying to stay in his good graces. He provides comic relief but also shows a level of fear towards Gaston. He is featured in “Gaston,” “Gaston (Reprise),” and “The Mob Song.”
  • Maurice (45-65): Maurice is Belle’s eccentric father. He is an inventor and is seen as a bit odd by the townsfolk, but he shares a deep, loving bond with Belle.
  • Lumière (30-50): Lumière is the castle’s maitre d’ turned into a candelabra. He is charming, warm, and romantic, with a suave French accent. He leads the ensemble in “Be Our Guest” and is also featured in “Human Again.”  
  • Cogsworth (40-60): Cogsworth, the castle’s fastidious and nervous majordomo turned into a clock, constantly battles with Lumière over the rules and order. His main song include “Human Again.”
  • Mrs. Potts (40-60): Mrs. Potts is the castle’s kind and motherly housekeeper turned into a teapot. She comforts Belle and sings the iconic song “Beauty and the Beast.”
  • Chip (7-10): Chip is Mrs. Potts’ son, an energetic and inquisitive young boy turned into a teacup. His innocence and optimism brighten the castle. He is featured in “Be Our Guest.”
  • Madame de la Grande Bouche (30-50): A former opera diva turned into a wardrobe, she yearns for the days of glamour and provides comic relief with her theatrical behavior. She is featured in “Human Again.”
  • Babette (25-35): Babette is the flirtatious maid of the castle turned into a feather duster. She is featured in “Human Again” and “Be Our Guest.”

Also seeking an ensemble which includes some of the following roles:

  • Young Prince
  • Enchantress
  • Book Seller
  • Silly Girls (3)
  • Stunt Beast
  • Monsieur D’Arque