Now announcing auditions for our 2021 spring musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. April 22-24, 2021.
Actors, Singers, and Dancers needed!
Below is the casting and audition information. Please read the information completely and direct any questions to Mr. Pace or Mr. Campbell. Audition submissions will be due Monday, January 11th by 3:00pm. Callbacks will be held the following week.
*Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this show is currently planned to be performed outside on the field behind the auditorium. We will be building and executing a temporary stage to make our show happen all while maintaining strict requirements of social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitizing for the health and safety of our actors, crew, faculty, and their families at home. Agreeing to be part of this show means agreeing to a pre-determined and school approved set of health and safety standards throughout the duration of the process. Failure to follow these standards may lead to consequences up to and including removal from this production.*
Once you have read and understand all the information, please use the following links to submit your audition application. Applications are due by 3:00pm on Monday, January 11.
*Personal Information Sheet: link here
*FlipGrid for Audition Video: link here
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that played a remarkable 13-year run on Broadway and 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.
Students wishing to audition for a part will do so with a 16 bar song cut (approx. 30 seconds) in their voice range and contemporary comedic monologue. The monologue and song will be submitted to us via the app FlipGrid. Please submit them as one video. Be sure to set yourself up for a successful recording by finding a quiet spot with good light and a preferably neutral background to take your recording. Check that you are happy with it before you submit it, you can record it as many times as you want before you hit the submit button. You'll log into FlipGrid using your school r2.d2 address. If you've never used FlipGrid before, see this link for how to get started.
Songs should be sourced from other similarly styled contemporary musicals. See this link for assistance with selecting a good song cutting. Below is a list of good options for shows to select songs from. Please note: this list is not exhaustive and there are many other options of shows and songs to use. Check with Mr. Pace or Mr. Campbell if you want to ensure your song selection is appropriate for the auditions. Students will need a karaoke track of the song for auditions and should choose a 16 bar cutting of it that shows range in your voice, both highs and lows. Most of these may be found on youtube.
Comedic monologues should be no more than 1 minute in length and memorized and can be from any work written for the stage..
The entire soundtrack of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is free on Youtube. Make sure you are listening to the Broadway version of the soundtrack, not the original animated movie version, there are considerable differences. Listen for shows that sound like it. Below are some suggested shows similar in style to Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Shrek The Musical
The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Lion King
The Little Mermaid
Because Disney's Beauty and the Beast is based off an animated film, we are looking for actors and actresses to bring these characters to life on stage. Big, loud, excited, and amazing with lots of physical acting and some elements of dance and stage combat. Below is a list of available characters. In the OFHS Theatre Arts Program, you don't make a declaration of which characters you are auditioning for, you simply audition for the show and the directorial team will place you in the most fitting spot to suit the needs of the production. Characters will be cast gender neutral unless otherwise noted. Students of all ethnicities, races, and abilities should consider applying. We do not want an all white, mid-16th century French country-side cast.
Belle - Female, Mezzo-soprano with belt (Jimmy Eligible Role)
The Beast/Prince Adam - Male, Baritone (Jimmy Eligible Role)
Gaston - Neutral, Baritone/Low-Alto (Jimmy Eligible Role)
Lumiere - Neutral, Baritone/Low-Alto (Jimmy Eligible Role)
Mrs. Potts - Female, Mezzo-Soprano (Jimmy Eligible Role)
Cogsworth - Neutral, Baritone/Low-Alto
Madame De La Grande Boucher (Wardrobe) - Female, Classic Soprano
Babette - Female, Classic Soprano
Chip - Neutral, Kid like voice
Maurice - Neutral, Baritone/Low-Alto
Lefou - Neutral, Baritone/Low-Alto
Monsieur D'Arque - Neutral, Baritone/Low-Alto
Narrator - Neutral, Spoken Only
Silly Girls (3 or 4) - Female, Mezzo-Soprano
Ensemble Members (many) - Neutral, variety of voice types playing multiple parts