OCP Holding Auditions for Season Finale

Omaha Community Playhouse presents

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Auditions

Auditions:
YOUTH AUDITIONS – Saturday, March 4 at Noon
ADULT AUDITIONS – Monday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Enter through the west “Stage Door” entrance and proceed to the check-in table. High turnout expected for these auditions, so plan accordingly.

Synopsis: Step into the enchanted world of the beloved musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress, is guaranteed to entertain all audiences. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to 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. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and sets and is a must-see for the whole family.
Director: Kimberly Faith Hickman

Roles: Seeking a diverse cast of singers, dancers and actors! All ages, ethnicities and genders.
Children must be of an independent reading level.

Note From the Director:
**Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a family friendly production in partnership with OCP’s Henry Fonda Theatre Academy. The cast of Beauty and the Beast should expect to interact with children during the run of this production.

Cast of Characters
BELLE – (Mezzo Soprano) a highly intelligent, plucky young woman from a provincial town. Actor must like interacting with children! There are going to be occasional special appearances made by Belle at pre-show Royal Tea parties, as well as post show photo ops.
BEAST – (Baritone/Tenor II) master of the castle who used to be a prince. Actor must feel comfortable wearing some form of prosthetic makeup.
MAURICE – (Bari/Bass) an inventor and Belle’s father
GASTON – (Baritone) a pompous “ladies man” who thinks he is the greatest man alive.
LEFOU – (Bari/Tenor) Gaston’s sidekick
LUMIERE – (Bari/Tenor II) a French maitre d’ who has become a candelabra
COGSWORTH – (Bari/Tenor II) an English major-domo of the castle who has become a mantle clock
BABETTE – (Soprano) a maid who has become a feather duster
MRS. POTTS – (Mezzo Soprano) a cook who has become a teapot
CHIP – (Mid range cambiata (unchanged) voice) Mrs. Potts’ son, who has become a teacup. This role will be shared between two children. Actors must feel comfortable sitting inside a cart.
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – (Mezzo Soprano) an opera singer who has become a wardrobe
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE  – (Tenor) proprietor of the lunatic asylum
MANY other various roles: Narrator, Young Prince, Beggar Woman / Enchantress, Townspeople, Silly Girls, Gaston’s Cronies, Wolves, Servants (Napkins, Silverware, Plates, Salt and Pepper, Carpet, etc.). There will also be a children’s ensemble who play Townspeople, Servants, etc.

Requirements:

What to Bring:

  • Please come prepared with 16 bars of music prepared to sing. An accompanist will be provided.
  • There will be a dance audition, pleased come dressed ready to move or bring a change of clothes with you. Boots, sandals, flip-flips, slick shoes, etc. should not be worn during the dance audition.
  • You will be asked to fill out an audition form, please have all necessary contact information and personal schedules handy in order to complete the form.
  • A recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

Show Dates: May 26 – June 25, 2017
Location: Omaha Community Playhouse | Hawks Mainstage Theatre | 6915 Cass Street | Omaha, NE 68132
Contact: For more information, contact Jeannine Robertson, jrobertson@omahaplayhouse.com, at (402) 553-4890, ext. 164.

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