Beauty and the Beast

A Special Collaboration between DLO and Danville Symphony Orchestra

March 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
March 17, 2019 at 3:00pm

Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School

Directed by Jodi-Prosser Muller
Danville Symphony Orchestra Directed by Maestro Jeremy Swerling
Vocal Music Directed by Martha Lindvahl

Tickets Available Through DSO
$35-$40 Adult/$20 Student (under 18)

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

Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a cold-blooded prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must first earn the love of a bright, beautiful young woman whom he has imprisoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late!

Winner of the 1994 Tony Award for Best Costumes and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is adapted from Walt Disney Pictures’ Academy Award-winning 1991 animated musical film.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Audition Information

  • Who: Men, women, teens, children (as appropriate for roles) for supporting roles/ensemble (excluding Belle, Beast, Gaston, Cogsworth, Lumiere, and Mrs. Potts)
  • When:
    • November 30, 6-9pm
    • December 1, 9am-12pm & 2-4pm
    • December 2, 2-6pm
    • Callbacks (if necessary) will be December 3, 6-9pm
  • Where: Center Stage rehearsal hall at the Village Mall (next to Burlington)
  • Prepare: Choose a song (does not have to be from this show) that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
  • What to Expect:
    • Your audition slot is 10 minutes. Please arrive early. You may leave when your audition is finished.
    • You will sing only about 32 measures (20-60 seconds) of your prepared song. Mark your sheet music ahead of time so that you can show it to the accompanist quickly. We may cut you off early. If we do, we promise it’s not because we don’t like you. We’re just moving things along quickly so that we can get to everyone.
    • You may be asked to sing scales so we can assess your range.
    • You will audition individually with your song and scales.
    • You will read scenes from the script, either alone or with other auditionees.
    • Depending on the role you are trying out for, you may have a dance/movement audition. Make sure you bring/wear comfortable shoes for your dance audition.
    • Attendance at rehearsals is very important.  Rehearsals will be Sunday 1-6pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-9:30pm, beginning the week of December 16 (with a break for the holidays December 23 – January 2). Come to auditions with a list of any conflicts between now and March 17, 2019. Put all this information on your audition form.   
    • Most of all, enjoy yourself and let your personality shine through. This is about fun and community!

Characters

  • Maurice: Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
    Age: 45 to 65. Vocal range: Bb2-Db4
  • Chip: An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
    Age: 7 to 14. Vocal range: A3-F5
  • Babette: A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
    Age: Adult. 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.
    Age: Adult. Vocal range: C#4-D5
  • Lefou: Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
    Age: 20 to 40. Vocal range: 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.
    Age: 30 to 60. Vocal range: D3-A4
  • Ensemble: Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

Cast

Belle – Cindy Peck
Beast – Cameron Sheets
Gaston – Johnny Howard
Lumiere – David Zych
Mrs. Potts – Belinda Smith
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