YARDLEY PLAYERS THEATRE COMPANY
is proud to announce auditions for
DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
NOVEMBER 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 from 12-5 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 from 1-5 P.M.
Callbacks will be held on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 if needed.
PLACE OF AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND PERFORMANCES:
Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, N.J.
We will rehearse on TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. Rehearsals begin SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 at 12 noon. Not everyone will be required to attend all rehearsals, but everyone who is called for a rehearsal is expected to be there. No one can miss rehearsals during the last two weeks prior to opening night. Beginning October 21, we will rehearse Saturdays through Thursdays. Be sure to list all conflicts on your audition form as I do try to work the rehearsal schedule around them whenever possible. However, conflicts should be kept to a minimum to produce a great performance.
ALL AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please contact MARGE SWIDER AT 215-968-1904 to set up an audition appointment.
Please prepare a song from the show or in the style of the show and be ready to participate in a group dance audition, as well as readings from the script. Please download the audition form found on our website: yardleyplayers.com and bring it to auditions with you along with a recent picture and resume.
LIST OF CHARACTERS:
BELLE-Ages 20-25 Lead female, strong singer and actress, vibrant, fun-loving, optimistic.
Vocal range F5-E3 Song: Is This Home KEY OF G
BEAST/PRINCE -Ages 30-40 Lead male, strong singer and actor, hot tempered, but warm hearted.
Vocal range F4-A2 Song: If I Can’t Love Her KEY OF C
GASTON-Ages 30-40 Male, strong voice and acting, egotistical villain.
Vocal range E4-A2 Song: Me KEY OF E
MAURICE-Ages 55-65 Male, Belle’s loving father, inventor of sorts
Vocal range Db4-Bb2 Song: No Matter What KEY OF Eb
COGSWORTH-Ages 30-55 Male, strong singer and actor, hard-working, upright, strict clock
Top vocal E4 Song: Something There KEY OF D
MRS. POTTS-Ages 35-55 Female, strong singer and actress, warm hearted, Caring teapot
Vocal range G5-F#3 Song: Beauty and the Beast KEY OF D
LUMIERE-Ages 30-45 strong singer and comedic actor, suave debonair candelabra
Vocal range F#4-F#2 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF Bb into KEY OF B/D
CHIP-Ages 8-11 Male, enchanted teacup, innocent, playful
Vocal range F5-A3 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D
BABETTE-Ages 20-35, Female, saucy enchanted feather-duster, playful Seductive French maid
Vocal range F5-C4 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE-Ages 35-45, Female, former opera diva, wardrobe, caring
Vocal range D5-C#4 Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D
LEFOU-Ages 25-35 Male, Gaston’s bumbling sidekick, energetic
Vocal range F#4-B2 Song: Gaston KEY OF C
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE-Ages 30-55 Male, scheming proprietor of insane asylum, Sinister villain
Vocal range A4-D3 Song: Maison des Lunes KEY OF Bb
ENSEMBLE: SILLY GIRLS, WOLVES, ENCHANTED OBJECTS, TOWNSPEOPLE
Various roles have some lines or solo singing lines-baker, hatseller, Bookseller, egg man, etc.
All ensemble roles are male and female teens and adults
4-8 children will be cast as townspeople and Be Our Guest
Objects Ages 7-12
Song: Be Our Guest KEY OF B/D
## BE OUR GUEST begins in KEY OF Bb goes into B and then into D depending on which section of the song you choose to sing.
A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
P R E S E N T E D B Y : M&M STAGE PRODUCTIONS
DIRECTOR: Carolyn Anzuini CHOREOGRAPHER: Laura Ghaffoor
Wed, Aug 22, Thurs, Aug 23 (7-9)
Sat, Aug 25 (10-3)
Mercer County Community College, 1200 OLD TRENTON RD, W. WINDSOR, N.J. 08550
SHOW DATES: Friday, 11/16 & 11/30 (8:00), Sat, 11/17, 11/24 & 12/1 (2:00 & 8:00), Sun, 11/18, 25 & 12/2 (2:00)
The audition will consist of singing (audition songs listed below), a reading (if needed) and dance.
Readings are from the script.
Please bring the audition form, an updated picture and resumé with you.
Please bring jazz and tap shoes. (If you do not have tap shoes, bring well-fitting shoes with hard soles)
Everyone will be taught some dance movements so please wear comfortable clothes. There will be a tap audition for children and Miss Shields.
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
S H O W S Y N O P S I S
Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many
C H A R A C T E R S , S T A G E A G E S & A U D I T I O N S O N G S :
JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: (Male, late 40s to early 50s) (LEAD) Charismatic storyteller with a dynamic speaking voice who can draw the audience in. He (like his younger self) has a twinkle in his eye. Has presence and spark. A good-natured curmudgeon. Sings one line at the end of the show. Does not need to dance. SONG: “A Major Award” or “Up on Santa’s Lap”
THE OLD MAN: (Male, late 30s-40’s) (LEAD) Has a good heart, but it is buried under a rough exterior. He usually expects the worst,
but is secretly a dreamer. A devoted husband/father, who loves his family but does not feel the need to show it. Must be comfortable working with kids. High baritone or tenor to high H. A song and dance man. SONG: “A Major Award”
MOTHER: (Female 30s-40s) (LEAD) More in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but tough. Strong willed, straight forward, no nonsense, midwestern. Mezzo-soprano low G to high Db. SONG: “What A Mother Does”
RALPHIE: (Male 9-12) (LEAD) A regular cute kid. The boy next door. Bright, but not precocious. Above all, a dreamer. Must be an excellent singer and carry a show. Tap dance a big plus. High belter, low F to high D SONG: “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”
RANDY: (Male 8-10) (LEAD) Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward; admires Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Cuddly and whiny but
not a brat. Must be comfortable on stage and be able to tap. High belter, low F to high C. SONG: “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”
MISS SHIELDS: (Mid 20’s-40’s) (SUPPORTING) Ralphie’s elementary teacher. Character woman who’s great with comedy. Flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway. Great mover and strong tapper. Alto belter. SONG: “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”
SCUT FARKUS: (10-13)(FEATURED) Classic bully, who should be taller than the other kids. There’s nothing that you like about him. The type you avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap. SONG: “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”
GROVER DILL: (8-10)(FEATURED) Farcus’ toady, smaller. SONG: “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”
SCHWARTZ & FLICK: (9-12) (FEATURED) Classmates of Ralphie SONG: “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”
SANTA: (Male, 30-60)(FEATURED) Ill-tempered, inebriated, unhappy with his job. Tenor SONG: “Up on Santa’s Lap”
CHILD TAP SPECIALIST: (Male, 8-12) Performs a featured tap solo. Strong tap dancer.
ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR ADULTS: Elves, Delivery men, Villain, Bank robbers, Prisoner, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick’s Mom, Nancy’s Mother, Policeman, Fireman, Doctor Nurse, Waiter, Townspeople. Must be able to sing and comfortable with some dancing. Strong dancers are also needed. MEN: “A Major Award” or “Up on Santa’s Lap” LADIES: “What A Mother Does” or “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out”
ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR CHILDREN : : (8-12) Esther Jane, Mary Beth, Nancy, Goggles Kid, Can-Can Girls, Can-Can Girlfriend, Waiter’s Daughter and ensemble. ALL kids need to be able to sing and dance (tapping experience preferred). SONG: “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana”