Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costume and beautiful sets. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will bring the entire community together for family theatre at its best.
Attend Either Day
Friday, April 7, 6:00pm
Saturday, April 8, 10:00am
Early Registration Thursday, April 6, 6-8pm or arrive early on day of auditions to register
Cast Kickoff Camp May 20-21
Rehearsal Begins May 30
Production Dates July 6-16
Character Roles for 4 women, 7 men, 1 boy or girl
Featured Ensemble for 24-30 adults & teens 13-19
Kids Ensemble for 12-20 kids age 7-12
WHAT TO PREPARE IF ATTENDING AUDITION
1. Prepare a song selection from any Broadway Musical. Be prepared to sing the full song. The song does not have to be memorized and you may use sheet music.
2. Provide a headshot or recent picture
3. Bring a resume or bio telling us about your acting, singing, and dance abilities
4. Complete audition form
SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION: For those who can not attend the auditions you may submit an audition video. 1. Download, print, and fill out audition form from website. 2. Make recording singing a full song from a Broadway musical (computer cam, phone, or camera). 3. Attach video, audition form, resume, and picture and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Madame De La Grande Bouche
Monroe Moore is an award winning director and choreographer and a member of the Actors Equity Union and Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre/Speech. Moore has directed, designed, and choreographed over 100 musical productions. He is the
Performing Arts Department Head for Camp Lindenmere in Henryville, Penn., and has taught master classes in Musical Theatre and Dance all over the United States. Moore is Executive Artistic Director for Broadway Bound Performing Arts Centre in Houston, Texas.
Music Director and Conductor – Christopher A. McCroskey
Christopher A. McCroskey is a native of El Dorado. He has a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Georgia, a Masters in Music Theory from Florida State University in Tallahassee, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Pedagogy from the University of South Carolina
in Columbia. McCroskey taught Music Theory & Music Appreciation at Midlands College in Columbia for 17 years. Now officially retired, Christopher is active in musical theatre, playing piano and substitute teaching as well as being the organist and choir director for Trinity United Methodist Church in West Columbia.
Assistant Director John W. Lowery
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
A wandering enchantress transforms a cruel and vain prince into a hideous Beast, leaving him only one way to reverse the curse – fall in love with another and earn her love in return. Belle, a beautiful book-lover, encounters the Beast when she arrives at his castle to plead for her father’s freedom, ultimately trading her own for his. As tension over her imprisonment escalates in the town, spurred by Gaston, the selfish lover who seeks Belle’s hand in marriage, the relationship between Belle and the Beast grows, leading to an emotional, and transformative, conflict.
Overture — Orchestra
Prologue — Orchestra
Belle — Belle, Gaston, Lefou and Townsfolk
No Matter What – Maurice and Belle
No Matter What [Reprise]/Wolf Chase — Maurice
Me — Gaston and Belle
Belle (Reprise) — Belle
Home — Belle
Home (Reprise) – Mrs. Potts
Gaston — Gaston, Lefou and townsfolk
Gaston (Reprise) — Gaston and Lefou
How Long Must This Go On? — Beast
Be Our Guest — Lumiere, Enchanted Objects, Ensemble
If I Can’t Love Her — Beast
Entr’acte/Wolf Chase — Orchestra
Something There — Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, and Chip
Human Again — Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Enchanted Objects, Ensemble
Maison des Lunes – Monsieur D’Arque, Gaston and Lefou
Beauty and the Beast — Mrs. Potts
If I Can’t Love Her (Reprise) — Beast
A Change in Me — Belle
The Mob Song — Gaston and the Mob
The Battle – The Mob and Enchanted Objects
Home (Reprise) — Belle
Transformation — The Company
Finale (Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)) – The Company
Bows (Beauty and the Beast (Reprise)) – The Company
10 years later, local girl named Belle, which differs with phenomenal beauty, and being an intelligent and well-read, romantic nature, sends her dad-inventor on the fair-exhibition, with his next invention. He becomes entangled in the forests and his horse is frightened by wolves on the rainy night; they turn to the same castle where they meet enchanted inhabitants. The owner of the castle orders to throw him into the prison as a trespasser. His daughter runs after him to seek and to find him imprisoned, dealing a contract with a monster that she will be there for him, not hers father. In the evening, she did not come to dinner with a monster and they swear. Then, as she still experience hunger, she was fed by the households, against the orders of the host to starve her to death. Meanwhile, back in the city there is a brave heart that is in love with her, wants to go on her quest. Some time later, Belle had a tour on the castle, and she saw a fading rose. She almost touched it, but the Beast ousted her from the lock, then having a huge pity about his anger, understanding that will forever remain a monster without her love.
During her escape from the castle, she is attacked by flock of wolves and Beast beats them, defending Belle from the pack. She leads him wounded to the castle, washing his injuries. They start from the friendship and Beast becomes in love with her, about what he wants to tell her during their personal ball dance. But she longs for her father and the magic mirror shows that he is in the forest, surrounded by the pack of wolves. She runs to his aid, finds him, carries him home, where a crowd of people burst in, led by her unanswered lover who wants to put her father in a madhouse, for what she said that he had been kidnapped by a monster. Using a magic mirror, Belle shows everyone that the Beast exists, but in vain, because now they all want to kill this terrible creature and go to his castle.
Lover of Belle breaks into the castle, the rest of the crowd remained, and they fight to the death with the Beast. Although the man fell to his death, he mortally wounded the creature and now Belle mourns the loss of latter. And, before the fall of the last petal, she tells him that she loves him. He suddenly transformed into a man and becomes alive and they kiss with Belle, as the curse is broken. Everyone else is also turned into people and going to the ball.