Monday, January 10, 2022 at 4:30pm
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 4:30pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 4:30pm
Directed by Morgan Bartoe
Choreographed by Morgan Bartoe
Opens Saturday, March 12, 2022
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 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.
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Belle is a smart, confident young person from a small village. Needs to be a strong actor and singer, must be able to stand up to Gaston and the Beast, as well as show compassion to those who don’t understand them.
Maurice is an eccentric, older inventor, yet more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. Needs to be able to have fun interpreting this “crazy old man” while conveying emotions of fear and fatherly love.
Beast is the master of the castle who was transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. This actor must be able to handle a complex character: a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender, and a smitten
Gaston is pompous and dimwitted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world, but lacks the humility to balance it. A strong singing and speaking voice and acting is important for this character. They must be able to sell their big number, “Gaston,” with gusto and arrogance, as well as lead the troops in “The Mob Song.”
LeFou is Gaston’s equally dim-‐witted lackey. This character needs to be Gaston’s foil and should double the laughs for them both. LeFou should be able to sing, act, and dance.
The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near them. These actors need to be able to portray the comedic nature of the roles, as well as sound good when singing together.
Lumiere is a self-‐confident, charming, French mâitre d' who (under the Enchantress’s spell) is becoming a candelabra. They have a neverending give-and‐take with Cogsworth. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can “light up” the stage in “Be Our Guest.” This role covers a range of emotions and requires prominent song and dance, so the actor must be a strong, reliable performer.
Cogsworth is the English major-‐domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock. They, like all of the castle’s servants, show a fatherly compassion for Belle yet are perfectly submissive to their master, the Beast. Cogsworth is a wee bit of a baby at times, yet has no problem “getting into it” with Lumiere.
Mrs. Potts is the castle’s endearing cook who has been enchanted to become a teapot. Mrs. Potts needs a strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out at the castle.
Babette is the maid and “resident flirt” of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. They miss the finer things in life as well as just being human. Babette is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice, but their true heart comes through in “Human Again.”
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Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is almost larger than life in everything they do, including singing and dancing.
Chip is Mrs. Potts’s child, who is becoming a teacup. Chip has a
Old Hag/Enchantress should be an actor with the ability to be visually dramatic. Their transformation in the Prologue from the Old Hag to the Enchantress should magically entice all into the story.
Monsieur D'arque is the dark, creepy proprietor of the lunatic asylum
The servants of the castle are made up of a variety of household items
The villagers provide colorful background singing throughout the show, and several also step into the action when needed to play in certain scenes.