Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice | Book by Linda Woolverton

Director: F. Portanova
Musical Director: S. Ferri
Choreographer: L. Frare

CONTRACT: $455/week for AEA actors + Pension/Health  (LORT-LOA CONTRACT) Non-union performers are also paid (fees are based on role) + EMC Points

IMPORTANT DATES:

1st Reh: Between November 29 – December 3 (rehearses in NYC) 

Tech: December 15 – December 20 (in White Plains late afternoon through evening)

Shows: December 21-23, December 27-30,  January 3-6, January 9-13 (3-4 shows/week – 15 total)

AUDITION DATES & TIMES

Auditions (Equity AND non-Equity) by APPOINTMENT

Friday, November 2: 10 am – 5 pm
The Growing Studio
344 West 38th Street, 4th Floor


Equity Performer Auditions (EPA) by APPOINTMENT

Monday, November 5: 10 am – 6 pm
White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place White Plains NY 10601 (3rd floor)

*Please note all who attend the WPPAC call WILL be seen regardless of union status.


Auditions (Equity AND non-Equity) by APPOINTMENT

Tuesday, November 6: 10 am – 5 pm
The Growing Studio
344 West 38th Street, 4th Floor

See all appointment-making & preparation instructions below.

SEEKING

Seeking both AEA & Non-Union performers.

Looking for a MULTI-ETHNIC cast of men and women with fantastic singing, acting and dancing abilities to play principal and supporting roles.

NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING is strongly encouraged.

Please note there is NO housing for this production.

Please see CHARACTER BREAKDOWN below for more information.

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Rehearsals will begin in NYC then transfer to the venue for tech week. Rehearsals are within the 10am-6pm range USUALLY, but some nights may be scheduled throughout the process in place of days. Tech week will switch to evenings 5pm-11pm. Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary.

SYNOPSIS

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. 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.

APPOINTMENT-MAKING INSTRUCTIONS

For an appointment, visit:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044aabaa2fa2ff2-beauty

Please enter your name, email and phone number and then your union status in the comment section. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE SLOT.

Any questions or concerns please email auditions@wppac.com or call (914) 328-1600.

Video Submissions: Please note we will accept video submissions from actors who can not attend the audition dates. You must be available by the first week of rehearsal to be considered for the show. Those who attend in person will be given priority for all roles. Videos must have you singing with accompaniment ideally from the show. Send to auditions@wppac.com.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare 16-32 bars from the show (preferred) OR a Broadway song in the style of the show/composer that can be fully interpreted with strong acting choices. Make sure the song shows vocal range! Must bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are NOT acceptable, NO cd’s and NO unaccompanied singing.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

THEATER’S CASTING NOTE

Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are open and interested in seeing performers who may have done the show before. But it is NOT a requirement.

CALLBACKS

Monday, November 12th. Callbacks are by invitation ONLY. Actors will be notified by email if they are expected to return for callbacks. Please be as familiar with the show as possible if you are called back and be prepared to dance if asked. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE CALLBACK DATE LISTED! 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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.

Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 30

Vocal: E3-F5 (belt)

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.

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: A2- F4 (belt)

GASTON

The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Should be in great shape. 

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: A2-E4

MAURICE

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

Gender: Male, Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range: Bb2- Db4

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. Great character actor.

Gender: Male, Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range: A2-E4

MRS. POTTS

A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.

Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range: F#3-G5

LUMIERE

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

Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range: F#2- F#4

BABETTE

A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.

Gender: Female, Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range: C4-F5

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE

A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.

Gender: Female, Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range: C#4-D5

LEFOU

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

Gender: Male, Age: 25 to 30

Vocal range top: B2-F#4

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.

Gender: Male, Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: D3-A4

*This role will also be in the ensemble numbers throughout the show

CHIP

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

Gender: Male, Age: 7 to 10

Vocal range top: A3-F5

*This is an unpaid role and will be double-cast 

ENSEMBLE

Gender: Male/Female, Age: 23-50

Great singers, dancers and character actors.  

3 Silly Girls, Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople