Woodlawn Theater holds open auditions for every production. Everyone is welcome to audition, per each production’s specifications. Updated audition information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
Disney’s Beauty & The Beast
Beauty & the Beast Auditions – April 14th and 15th at 7pm
Dance audition will begin promptly at 7 pm, singing auditions will follow. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or a cappella singing will be allowed. No need to sign up for an audition time, just show up a little before. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles. Auditions are only for ages 16 and up. Performers 18 and up will receive a small stipend for being in the show. Costumes are being rented and size may determine casting decisions.
The role of Chip and other youth/teen roles will be cast from kids currently enrolled our spring youth program.
Beauty & the Beast runs July 5th – July 28th. Rehearsals start May 28th. Show schedule is below.
July 5 @ 7:30 pm
July 6 @ 7:30 pm
July 7 @ 3 pm
July 12 @ 7:30 pm
July 13 @ 2 pm
July 13 @ 7:30 pm
July 14 @ 3 pm
July 19 @ 7:30 pm
July 20 @ 7:30 pm
July 21 @ 3 pm
July 25 @ 7 pm
July 26 @ 7:30 pm
July 27 @ 7:30 pm
July 28 @ 3 pm
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
This tale about very different people finding strength and love boasts an unforgettable score, enchanting characters, humor and hope, making this beloved fairy tale a musical for the entire family. Be transformed and see the romantic and heartwarming tale with someone you love. Based on the Award-winning animated film, this modern classic musical ran for over 13 years on Broadway delighting audiences with the story of a handsome but heartless prince redeemed by a spirited young woman. The clock ticks for all the inhabitants in the castle as they wait for that one true love to lift the spell that looms overhead.
Director/Choreographer: Chris Rodriguez
Musical Director: Josh Pepper
Belle is a young woman who feels trapped in her provincial small-minded town. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral compass of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. Range: E3 - F5
The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes that he could rectify his mistake. 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. They told requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. Range: A2 - F4
Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. 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 character actor who moves well. Range: A2 - E4
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 the role requires strong character acting. Range: B2 - F#4
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. Maurice and Belle sing the lovely duet, No Matter What. Range: Bb2 - Db4
Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent. Range: C4 - F5
Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He 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 character acting, and he should move well. Range: F#2 - F#4
Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This character speaks with a British accent. This role requires strong character acting. Range: A2 - E4
Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a British accent. Range: F#3 - G5
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE
Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Range: C#4 - D5
D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. He doubles as a townsperson. Range: D3 - A4
THREE SILLY GIRLS
The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who sometimes double as enchanted objects.
ENSEMBLE - (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 (Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again). 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.