Director: ALAN M-L WAGER
Choreographer: CHERYL SWIFT
Musical Director: PATRICK HOAGLAND
Rehearsals begin: July 2
Performances: July 19 - August 4
Character Breakdown - Click name for Callback Sides
(union or non – There are three equity contracts available)
aged 20-30 Belle is a young woman who feels trapped in her provincial small-minded town. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. This role requires a strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice, yet is also commanding and comedic. Dance ability a plus.
aged 25-40. The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and enduring side as he interacts with Belle and recaptures his humanity. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. Must be a very strong singer, consummate actor with comedic ability. Should move well
aged 25-40 Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and actor with comedic ability who moves well.
aged 30-45 Lumiere is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong comedic acting with heart, and he should sing and move very well.
Roles available (non union)
aged 20-35 Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy and posses a strong singing voice, comedic acting chops. Dance ability a major plus.
aged 45-65 Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger.
aged 25-35 Babette is a sexy, saucy, enchanted feather-duster and the object of Lumiere's affections. This role requires an excellent singer with comedic and dance ability, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent.
aged 45-55 Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is the calming center of the trio of objects that include Lumiere and Cogsworth. This character speaks with a British accent.
(TOWNSPEOPLE - THE ENCHANTED OBJECTS)
The ensemble is very busy, as many of them are both townspeople and enchanted objects. There are several solo lines in songs like Belle and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers. The Enchantress and Young Prince, the Baker, the Baker’s wife and the Bookseller will also double as ensemble members. Several ensemble members will be wolves who fight the Beast.
Also to be cast from the Ensemble:
ROLES ALREADY CAST
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE