Performances in January 2018

Auditions are by appointment. We will begin taking audition appointments on Tuesday, August 1. To make an appointment call Amherst Leisure Services at 413-259-3065.

To sign up after 4:00 pm on Friday, September 15, call Sam Karlin at 413-265-8900

Auditions will be at the Bangs Community Center in Amherst on these dates and times:

Casting for many roles in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" will be flexible in regard to age, gender, etc. Non-traditional casting will be considered.

Performances of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" will be presented on:

January 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, and 21, 2018.

ALSCT strives to be inclusive in casting and welcomes talented performers and theater enthusiasts of all backgrounds to participate in our auditions and/or be a part of the behind-the-scenes team.

Questions: Call Sam Karlin at 413-265-8900

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about auditions is explained in the Audition Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) document.

Audition Survival Guide

A message from the ALSCT board about auditions and casting can be found here.

Important Audition Documents

Audition Form - this form must be filled out and handed in at your audition. Save time by downloading, printing, and filling out the form ahead of time.

Important Information and Dates - this handout has detailed information regarding rehearsals, performances, and cast obligations.

Support Activities - this document has details on the mandatory support activities for cast and families, and must be signed and returned only if you are cast in the show. It should be brought to or filled out at the first rehearsal.

Audition Readings

Please be prepared to read from a script. Please note that if you wish to be considered for multiple roles you will likely be asked to read for only one of them. Young children may be asked to participate in an acting exercise instead of reading.

Note: Casting for many roles in this show will be flexible in regard to age and gender. Pay close attention to the role(s) you are most interested in since non-traditional casting will be considered.

  Character Reading(s)
  Belle

Belle, Beast

Belle, Beast, Maurice

Belle, Maurice

Belle, Gaston

Belle, Lefou

Belle, D'Arque, Lefou, Gaston, Maurice

Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth

Belle, Wardrobe, Mrs. Potts

  Beast

Belle, Beast

Belle, Beast, Maurice

Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth

  Gaston

Belle, Gaston

Belle, D'Arque, Lefou, Gaston, Maurice

Gaston, Lefou

Gaston, Silly Girls

  Lefou

Belle, Lefou

Belle, D'Arque, Lefou, Gaston, Maurice

Gaston, Lefou

  Mrs. Potts

Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth

Belle, Wardrobe, Mrs. Potts

Chip, Mrs. Potts

  Lumiere

Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth

Lumiere, Cogsworth

Babette, Lumiere

  Chip Chip, Mrs. Potts
  Monsieur D'Arque Belle, D'Arque, Lefou, Gaston, Maurice
  Maurice

Belle, Beast, Maurice

Belle, Maurice

Belle, D'Arque, Lefou, Gaston, Maurice

  Cogsworth

Belle, Beast, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth

Lumiere, Cogsworth

  Babette Babette, Lumiere
 

Madame de la Grande Bouche (Wardrobe)

Belle, Wardrobe, Mrs. Potts
  Silly Girls Gaston, Silly Girls

 

Audition Songs

If you want to be considered for a lead, you are required to sing a song from the show. Below is a list of songs by character. Audition scores can be downloaded by clicking on the song name. Please sing the measures indicated (ex. m1-m29) and in the given key. If you choose to sing a song that is not from the show, please bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Each person auditioning should expect to sing one song, even if they wish to be considered for multiple roles. Some people may be asked to sing more than one song if the director so desires. If multiple songs are listed for callbacks, please prepare all of them.

Note: Casting for many roles in this show will be flexible in regard to age and gender. Pay close attention to the role(s) you are most interested in since non-traditional casting will be considered.

  Character Song Callback Song
  Belle Is This Home? (m77-end)

Something There (m30-38)

Transformation (m147-156)

No Matter What (whole song)

This is Home (whole song)

Belle Reprise (whole song)

  Beast

If I Can't Love Her (m49-end)

Something There (m45-53)

Transformation (m147-156)

If I Can't Love Her (whole song)

  Gaston

The Mob Song (m12-36)

Me (whole song)

  Lefou

Gaston (m50-108)

 

  Mrs. Potts

Beauty and the Beast (m5-30)

 

 

  Lumiere

Be Our Guest (m12-43)

 
  Chip

Human Again (m36-51)

sing all of melody line

 

 

Monsieur D'Arque

Maison Des Lunes (m73-87 and m118-127)  
  Maurice No Matter What (m28-42) No Matter What (whole song)
  Cogsworth Be Our Guest (m95-127)  
  Babette Be Our Guest (m95-127)  
  Madame de la Grande Bouche (Wardrobe) Be Our Guest (m95-127)  
  Silly Girls

Belle (m225-241)

be able to sing 2 of the 3 parts

 
  Ensemble Be Our Guest (m95-127)  

Is there a place for you in the cast?

The cast will be composed of about 65 actors & actresses. Major roles are described below. Character ages and vocal ranges are given in parentheses.

Note: Casting for many roles in this show will be flexible in regard to age and gender. Pay close attention to the role(s) you are most interested in since non-traditional casting will be considered.

Belle

Young Adult Female; Vocal Range: top F5, bottom E3

A vibrant, intelligent girl who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. Has the ability to look past the beauty or beast on the outside and find the beauty or beast within.

Beast

Adult Male; Vocal Range: top F4, bottom A2

A 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.

Gaston

Adult Male; Vocal Range: top F4, bottom A2

The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.

Lefou

Young Adult Male; Vocal Range: top G4, bottom B2

Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.

Mrs. Potts

Adult Female; Vocal Range: top G5, bottom F#3

A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.

Lumiere

Adult Male; Vocal Range: top F#4, bottom F#2

A suave and debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. French accent preferred.

Chip

Young Boy; Vocal Range: top F5, bottom A3

An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.

Monsieur D'Arque

Adult Male; Vocal Range: top A4, bottom D3

The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who helps Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.

Maurice

Older Adult Male; Vocal Range: top Db4, bottom Bb2

Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.

Cogsworth

Adult Male; Vocal Range: top E4, bottom A2

A 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.

Babette

Adult Female; Vocal Range: top F5, bottom C4

A saucy, enchanted feather duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.

Madame de la Grande Bouche (Wardrobe)

Adult Female; Vocal Range: top D5, bottom C#4

A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.

Silly Girls

Teen/Young Adult Female; One Alto, One Mezzo-Soprano, One Soprano

Young, foolish maidens who swoon over Gaston.

Ensemble Wolves, Enchanted Objects, Townspeople

Still have questions? If so, please send an email to producer@alsct.org

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