Upcoming Audition Information

 

We are thrilled to announce
open auditions for our
upcoming production!

Auditions will be held

Monday, Feb. 3
at 6 p.m.  

at The Center for Living Arts

2008 4th Ave., Rock Island

 

Director Shane Hall is just off his Circa '21 debut with the hit musical, Holiday Inn. Music Director is longtime Circa '21 favorite Ron May. Hall and May are excited to be returning to Circa '21 for this spectacular Disney treat.

 

Step into the enchanted world of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be broken. If not, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.  Broadway’s modern classic Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway, was nominated for nine Tony Awards — including Best Musical — and features songs by the awrd-winning team of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” and the title song, “Beauty and the Beast.” Filled with amazing music, spectacular costumes and dazzling sets, this “tale as old as time” offers family theatre at its best.

 

 

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

 

BEAST: Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. Hot-tempered and commanding, a warm, loving heart is buried far beneath his gruff exterior. Vocal range top: F4; bottom: A2.

 

GASTON: The handsome, egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Vocal range top: E4; bottom: A2

 

MRS. POTTS:  A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Vocal range top: G5; bottom: F#3

 

CHIP: This enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little child is  innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal bottom: A3.

 

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE: A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe.  She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Vocal range top: D5; bottom: C#4.

 

LEFOU: Gaston's bumbling sidekick. Loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Vocal range top: F#4; bottom: B2.

 

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. Vocal range top: A4; bottom: D3.

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ENSEMBLE:  Singers and dancers to portray Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople.

 

The following roles have been cast:

BELLE 

MAURICE

COGSWORTH

LUMIERE

BABETTE

 

Those auditioning should dress comfortably, bring a resume and photo, prepare 16 bars of music from the show or a song in similar style and be prepared to dance if asked to do so. Please bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella or recorded accompaniment will not be allowed.

 

If an actor is unable to attend, video submissions will be accepted. Please include a resume, headshot, song, dance reel and brief monologue ASAP and send submissions to Denny Hitchock at dpjh@circa21.com.

 

Production dates, including 2 weeks rehearsal, 
are May 7 - July 18, 2020.

 

All roles in this professional production are paid. 

 

Please address any questions to Producer Denny Hitchcock 

at dpjh@circa21.com.

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