Welcome to the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST audition page.
We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic performers who love the stage and want to be a part of this amazing opportunity to put on 4 outstanding shows at The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne.
Show week commences 18th May, with rehearsals starting February.
Rehearsals run across 13 weeks and will take place on Wednesday, Thursday evenings, with some weekend workshops and Friday afternoons at The Dancehouse, Carlton North. Times generally 6pm - 9pm. February rehearsals scheduled in Balwyn and there may be an occasional session that takes place at our Werribee location.
Auditions to take place Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of February @ The Dancehouse - 150 Princes St, Carlton North.Callbacks Sunday 9th February 6pm - 8 pm.
There is a once off show fee of $550 payable by the first rehearsal. Payment plans are available. This fee covers all of the workshops scheduled with our special guest industry professionals.
Please prepare a 1 minute fairytale you would like to share with us. Perform it the way the character you are auditioning for would tell the story.
Have ready one song from the show which showcases your abilities and characterisation (~1 minute or less, please bring a backing track on a device that you can connect to a bluetooth speaker).
All auditionees must attend the dance audition on Friday 7th February at 7pm. To obtain roles other than dance troupe, please also select a time slot for your individual acting & singing audition and add the character you are auditioning for, as well as other roles you would be willing to accept.
Please bring along a CV and headshot. Performance experience preferred. Written references recommended but not required.
We look forward to meeting you.
ROLES AND CHARACTERS**some characters may be double cast
All lead characters must have fabulous voice and vocal projection.
Belle - female - stage age 20-25 A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. E3-F5
Beast - male - stage age 30-40A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior. A2-F4
Gaston - male - stage age 30-40The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. A2 - E4
Maurice - male - stage age 55 - 65Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Bb2 - Db4
Cogsworth - male - stage age 40 - 55A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough. A2 - E4
Mrs Potts - female - stage age 45 - 55A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. F#3 - G5
Lumiere - male - stage age 35 - 45A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. F#2 - F#4Chip - male - stage age 7 - 10An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. A3 - F5
Babette - female - stage age 25 - 35A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. C4 - F5
Madame De La Grande Bouche - female - stage age 40 - 55A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. C#4 - D5
Lefou - male - stage age - 25 - 35Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. B2- F#4
Monsieur D'arque - male - 35 - 55The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle. D3 - A4
Dance TroupeFeatured dancers with strong musical theatre, and contemporary skills. Wolves, Enchanted Objects, Townspeople
EnsembleEnchanted Objects, Townspeople. Enthusiastic, great vocal projection, good movement and expression. Quick with improvisation.
Junior Ensemble - stage age 8 - 12Enchanted objects, town children. Energetic, good vocal projection, fabulous facial expression.
The junior ensemble's rehearsals will mostly take place separately from the rest of the cast until closer to show week.