SAFE’s SDPAC holding auditions for Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

SYLACAUGA, Ala. – SAFE’s Southern Dance & Performing Arts Company is pleased to announce “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be performed at B.B. Comer High School Auditorium, October 21, 22, 23, 29, and 30.

There will also three school-day shows, one on October 26 and two on October 28 . This musical, directed by J. Patrick McDonald, the musical theatre instructor at SDPAC, is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Auditions will be held at SAFE’s Southern Dance & Performing Arts Company, 109 N. Broadway Avenue, Sylacauga on Monday, August 2nd and Tuesday, 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Actors can access detail audition information, rehearsal schedule and register for audition time slot by clicking here. Actors must register for a time slot to audition.

The minimum age for cast members is 10. There are adult roles available in this production.

Audition Instructions:

  • For Principle (named) roles, you will need to present a 60-second monologue showing emotional range and solid preparation.
    • You will also need to prepare a 60-90 second musical solo (generally the first verse and chorus) that demonstrates your vocal talents. This must be presented with accompaniment. We can play from phones or CD’s as necessary.
  • Scripts will be provided for cold-readings at the audition. Please be prepared to read dramatically, i.e. emotion, inflection, and appropriate projection. During the audition, the actor may be asked to read in several different ways, including playing someone who is older or younger than their true age.
  • Some characters have accents (Lumiere has a French accent). If you have prepared the accent, please let us know during your audition.
  • If you are late for your scheduled audition time and your slot has begun, you will be put into the next available slot. The time slots are 30 minutes for this show.
  • If callbacks are needed, the actors will be notified of the callback parameters. Callbacks are scheduled for August 5 between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Callbacks will NOT be done for all roles – only those where the decision is exceptionally difficult.

Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. When her father is imprisoned in a mysterious castle, Belle’s attempt to rescue him leads to her capture by the Beast, a grisly and fearsome monster, who was long ago trapped in his gruesome form by an enchantress. The only way for the Beast to become human once again is if he learns to love and be loved in return. There is a time limit, too: once a magical rose loses all of its petals, all hope will be lost and he will stay a Beast forever. The Beast’s enchanted household–populated by such beloved characters as Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Chip–watch anxiously as Belle and the Beast grow to understand and befriend one another. Their feelings grow ever deeper as the clock ticks and petals continue to fall off the enchanted rose–will they confess their love for one another before it is too late?

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on August 15.

This project been made possible in part by a grant from the Alabama Arts Alliance License Tag Commission.

 

 


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