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Beauty and The Beast cast and orchestra auditions

Rehearsed and performed 5 – 17 August
Ages 13-20

Be our guest on the Trinity stage as part of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast!
Open to anyone aged 13-18 as of 31 August 2024. No experience or previous membership of Trinity Youth Theatre necessary.
For ages 19 and 20, you must have already taken part in Trinity Youth Theatre activities previously.

 

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. 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 original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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.

 

Key Dates

  • Cast audition workshop: TBC
  • Cast rehearsals: Monday 5 – Friday 9 August, 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11 August – Wednesday 14 August, 10am – 5pm; Friday 16 August, 10am – 3pm

 

  • Orchestra audition: By video, with potential recalls TBC
  • Orchestra rehearsals: Monday 12 August – Wednesday 14 August, 10am – 5pm; Friday 16 August, 10am – 3pm

 

  • Performances: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 August

 

Cast

Everyone who signs up to the cast will take part, with the audition workshop (and video auditions) used to determine who gets named roles and which group in the ensemble you are in.

It costs £330 to take part in the cast (payable in whole or in three instalments), which includes a show hoodie, digital show photos and two weeks of rehearsals and training led by a team of talented professional artists.

You can pay in whole upfront or in instalments which are due by the following dates (Instalment 1 is needed to confirm your space, which are allocated first-come, first-served):

  • Instalment 2: 17 April
  • Instalment 3: 17 May

 

Our shows often have waiting lists, and so refunds are only possible if we are able to find someone else to take your space. This is often not possible after parts have been allocated.

No one should be unable to take part because of financial constraints. Bursaries from The Elliott Foundation are available for those on low incomes. Please contact education@trinitytheatre.net for more information.

 

Lead Roles

Belle
A young woman with an independent spirit and a love of reading who exudes natural beauty
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Beast
The cursed Prince and master of the castle
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Maurice
Belle’s slightly addled genius inventor father
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Gaston
A rude, narcissistic hunter who assumes the world belongs to him
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Lefou
Gaston’s fawning friend, not too bright.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Les Filles De La Ville (3)
A group of Gaston’s fanatical female followers who energetically pursue him in the hopes of winning
Gender: Female

Lumiere
A charming French valet who fancies himself a ladies man; becomes a candelabra
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#2

Cogsworth
An officious, excitable, English major-domo; becomes a mantle clock
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Potts
A sweet, kind-hearted head of the kitchen staff and mother to Chip; becomes a teapot
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Chip
Mrs. Potts’s hopeful young son; becomes a teacup
Gender: Male
Age: 7 to 10
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Madame De La Grande Bouche
A grand, larger-than-life opera singer; becomes a wardrobe
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C#4

Babette
A flirtatious maid; becomes a feather duster.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Monsieur D’arque
Proprietor of the local insane asylum
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Villagers
Includes Shepherd, Marie, Tavern Master, Laundry Lady, Baker, Milkmaid, Flower Seller, Sausage Curl Lady, Candle Maker, Hat Seller, Bookseller, Cronies

Castle Staff
Become various objects, including a Gargoyle, Flatware, and Napkins

Narrator
Begins the tale of the young Prince who became a beast

Young Prince
A spoiled, orphaned young man
Gender: Male

Old Beggar Woman
An enchantress in disguise
Gender: Female

Wolves

 

Orchestra Instruments

Orchestra members will get to work with a professional Musical Director and other musicians on a series of rehearsal days, before performing with our talented young cast.

Musicians should be Grade 5 standard as minimum.

We are currently looking for:

  • REED 1 (Piccolo, Flute)
  • REED 2 (Oboe, English Horn)
  • REED 3 (Clarinet, Flute, Bass Clarinet)
  • HORN
  • TRUMPET (and Flugelhorn)
  • PERCUSSION (Drum Kit, Timpani, Orchestra Bells, Chimes, Tambourine, Xylophone, Sus.Cymbal, Mark Tree, Triangle, Gong, Crotales, Cymbal, Vibes, Ratchet, Wood Block, Piatti, Castanets, Bell Tree, Loud Sleigh Bell, Pop Gun, Temple Blocks, Marimba)
  • PIANO/KEYBOARD 1
  • SYNTHESISER/KEYBOARD 2
  • VIOLIN
  • CELLO
  • BASS

 

To sign up…

  • please fill out our Orchestra Registration Form.
  • record a video of 2-5 minutes in length of you performing a piece of music of your own choice using your instrument(s). Remember to say your name at the top of the video and include it in the filename (if you can) and then upload it to our Dropbox.

Orchestra members’ spaces are free, though hoodies (should you want one) come at an extra cost.

 

Any Questions?

Please email Jason or call 07587 537308.

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Dates & Times

  • Date: Mon 5 Aug 2024Time:  10:00Book Now

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