Disney's Beauty and the Beast Audition Instructions

AUDITIONS (by appointment only):

  • Monday, March 11, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

  • Tuesday, March 12, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

For an audition appointment, please review Commitment Calendar and instructions below, then complete the online Audition Registration Form. You will receive an email/call with your appointment time.  

CALLBACKS (if called):

Wednesday, March 13, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Conflicts with callbacks may be accommodated if we know in advance.  Please list conflicts completely in the registration form. 

CAST:

Calling Singers, Dancers, Actors in Grades 8 - 12 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show.  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.  Please consider your commitment to the show prior to your audition, as we obviously can’t promise lead roles to everyone.  Every role, ensemble included, will be exciting and fun, as well as a valuable learning experience.  

 

PRIOR TO YOUR AUDITION:

 

PREPARE:

  • 16-32 bars from two contrasting songs (one upbeat, one ballad) that are comparable to the style of Beauty and the Beast.  Songs should showcase your vocal range and demonstrate your ability to show character through song.  Be prepared to sing each entire song if asked. Please do not prepare a song from Beauty and the Beast.

How to Prepare Your Accompaniment Music for auditions:  

Sheet music is available in local music stores and online — www.sheetmusicplus.com or www.musicnotes.com, for example.  

If copied, hole-punch the music and put in a binder.  The music should be on the front and back of each page.  

If only printed on one side, tape the pages together so they are back-to-back or put them back to back in a non-glare sleeve.  

If music is bound, it should lay flat when open.

It should probably go without saying, but accompaniment music should show the piano accompaniment part (i.e., a vocal-only score is not sufficient).

You will be asked to read a scene — no preparation needed. 

 

 

BRING:

  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned

  • A resume, if available

  • Shoes and appropriate clothes to dance in (no flip flops, crocs, etc.) — you will be taught a short dance combination to be performed in a group.

  • Sheet music (not CD’s) for your audition song in the the key in which you will sing (see “How to Prepare Your Accompaniment Music” above).  An accompanist will be provided (“a cappella” audition songs will not be accepted).

If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.

 

REHEARSALS:

Dates vary — see Calendar View of Commitment (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal).  

 

PERFORMANCES

  • 5/10/19 @ 7:30pm

  • 5/11/19 @ 7:30pm

  • 5/12/19 @ 2:00pm

  • 5/17/19 @ 7:30pm

  • 5/18/19 @ 2:00pm

  • 5/18/19 @ 7:30pm

 

COMMITMENT:

  • $321 Commitment Fee for musical theatre training to develop your talent in singing, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  No ad fee required.  Includes a costuming fee.  $20 discount for first additional sibling.  A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.

  • Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.

  • Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success. 

THE SHOW: 

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.

 

Directed by Matt Mayne

Choreographed by Laura Marron

Music Directed by Jim Schmitt

 

LOCATION:  

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at:  

STAGES 875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are  attending a Stages’ audition.

 

QUESTIONS:

585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email auditions@mjtstages.com

 

Hope to see you at the audition!