Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Auditions on Feb. 4th & 5th 2023. Everyone gets a part!
We’re excited to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. as our Spring 2023 season musical! Everyone from grades 5th – 12th is welcome to participate, no matter what type of previous experience you have. We have kids who have been performing for years as well as those who have never been on stage before.
The cost for our performing arts musical class is for $70. This cost goes towards scripts, props, costumes, and more.
We’re excited to have our Jr. Jammers performing arts class (2nd – 4th grade) present their own play this season: Alice in Wonderland. Learn more about the Jr. Jammers class and sign up here.
Audition Prep: February 2nd
Auditions: February 4 & 5, 2023
Practices: Every Sunday from 3:00pm-6:00pm and Thursdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm starting Sunday, Feb. 12th. Depending on your role you may not have to be at every rehearsal, we will send out a list each week of who will be needed.
Show dates: June 3 & 4 (rain dates June 10 & 11) Our performances will be on our outdoor stage.
Auditions will be held on February 4th & 5th from 3pm – 7pm in 10 minutes increments at Jackson Church. Please sign up and pay here. Students will be asked to read for a character of your choosing, and sing a song listed in our audition materials. Please read/sing for the character that you would most like to play, even if you would like to play a part that is not listed. Everyone who auditions will receive a part, whether it is a main, supporting, or ensemble role!
An “Audition Prep” night will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, from 6:30pm – 8pm at Jackson Church. On this night, participants will be able to go over and practice the materials and songs. This night is optional, but recommended.
Here is a list of parts that are available for the musical:
BELLE is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. She is a strong singer who is able to stand up to Gaston while showing compassion for Maurice, the Servants and eventually the Beast.
MAURICE is an aging and eccentric inventor, but more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. This non-solo singing role is perfect for the actor who can have fun interpreting this “crazy old man” while conveying some very strong emotions: fear and fatherly love.
The BEAST is a young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. He is a complex character: a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender and a smitten prince. This role does have some small singing parts, this is mainly an acting role.
GASTON is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world but lacks the humility to balance it. He sings and delivers his lines with gusto and arrogance.
LEFOU is Gaston’s equally dim-witted lackey. This character is Gaston’s foil and doubles the laughs for them both.
LUMIERE is a confident, charming French mâitre d’ who (under the enchantress’s spell)
is becoming a candelabra. He has an incessant bickering rapport with Cogsworth. This role covers a range of emotions (from charming entertainer to brave soldier) and requires prominent song and dance.
COGSWORTH is the British major-domo of the castle who is becoming a clock. Like all of the castle’s Servants, he shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast. Cogsworth enjoys feeling like the boss and has no problem “getting into it” with Lumiere.
MRS. POTTS is the castle’s endearing cook who is becoming a teapot. She has a strong, sweet voice and conveys comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out in the castle.
BABETTE is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things
in life. Babette is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice, but her true heart comes through in “Human Again.”
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is larger-than-life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. She is the ultimate “diva with a heart” with an outsized personality and voice.
CHIP is Mrs. Potts’s son who is becoming a teacup. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants.
The NARRATORS are 4 non-singing roles that guide the focus and pace of this tale.
The OLD BEGGAR WOMAN/ENCHANTRESS should be portrayed by an actor with a flair for the visually dramatic as this is a non-speaking role. Her transformation in the Prologue needs to entice the audience into the story. After the Prologue, this actor may join the ensemble as a Villager or castle Servant.
LES FILLES DE LA VILLE are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. These are three actors who can portray the comic nature of these roles and enjoy playing off each other. Les Filles De La Ville sing together in three numbers and their sound should mix well.
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE a sinister townsman who works for Gaston. Although Monsieur D’Arque has few lines of solo singing in “The Mob Song,” this is primarily a non-singing role.
The SERVANTS of the castle include Statues, a Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers.
The VILLAGERS are the inhabitants of Belle’s town. There are some featured solos that will come from this ensemble (Bookseller, Baker, etc.).