Audition Specifics




Auditions announced for Phoenix’s revival of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, opening at the Count Basie Theatre in April!


Open Audition Dates (no appointment necessary):

Thursdays, February 9 and 16  7:30-9:30pm (teens/adults)   Cancelled due to WEATHER

Saturday, February 11    11:00am - 1:00pm (kids only - ages 7 to 11)
                                                   1:00-4:00pm (teens/adults)

Thursday, February 16  7:30- 10:30pm (teens/adults)   

Producer: Andrea Zawadzky
Director/Choreographer: Alex Acevedo
Musical Director: Bob Sammond

Become entranced in the classic story 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. Feel the magic of a Beast who can end a curse and transform back into his former self – IF he learns to love and be loved. But, feel the clock tick. For if the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries.

We are seeking 35 talented performers for Phoenix Productions' Beauty and The Beast, including a children's ensemble of 6-8 performers. Be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song in the style of this show, have sheet music and be prepared to move/dance. As always at Phoenix Productions, all roles are open.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 59 Chestnut Street in Red Bank. The show will play at the Count Basie Theatre on April 29 & 30 and May 5, 6 & 7.

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Character Descriptions

Belle All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 18-28)
Is the original fairy tale heroine – kind, gentle and beautiful. She is vibrant, intelligent girl and an independent young woman who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. The role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice.
Vocals: Mezzo-Soprano:[E3-F5]

Beast All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 21-35)
A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior. The role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence.
Vocals: Baritone:[A2-F4]

Gaston All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 21-35)
Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. He is egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, manipulative yet charming and earnest. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well.
Vocals: Baritone:[A2-F4]

Maurice All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 40+)
Belle's loving, eccentric father. Maurice is a child at heart and inventor in his own world and become single-minded and determined when Belle face danger.
Vocals: Baritone:[Bb2-Db4]

Cogsworth All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 30+)
A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.
Vocals: Baritone:[A2-F4]

Mrs. Potts All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 30+)
Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful and sings the title son Beauty and the Beast.
Vocals:Mezzo-Soprano - solid low register [F#3-G5]

Lumiere All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 28+)
Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a candelabra. He is suave, debonair, head of household. He is a loyal and steadfast servant and requires strong character acting.
Vocals: Baritone:[F#2-F#4]

Chip All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 8-12)
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Role may be double-cast.

Lefou All Ethnicities (Stage Age 18+)
Lefou is Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. The role requires a strong character actor and comfortable with physical comedy.
Vocals: Baritone:[B2-F#4]

Babette All Ethnicities (Stage Age 20’s – 40” s)
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. The role requires a good character acting and she should move well, as speaks with a French accent.
Vocals:Mezzo-Soprano/(optional Soprano 1 in Ensemble) [F#3-F5 (C6)]

Madame De La Grande Bouche All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 30 +)
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Vocals: Soprano:[C#4-G5]

Monsieur D'arque All Ethnicities (Stage Age: 28+)
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Vocals: Tenor:[D#3-A4]

SILLY GIRLS All Ethnicities
Trio of giggling girls competing for Gaston's affection. Their character shines as individuals and a unit.

Dance Ensemble All Ethnicities
Wolves, enchanted flatware, plates, napkins, carpet, tavern people etc.

Character Mover Ensemble All Ethnicities townspeople, baker, bookseller, milkmaid, enchantress, tavern people and children


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