Theatre-at-Tusculum will hold auditions for its fall production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” during the last week of August.
Auditions will be held for both children and adults the week of Aug. 24 for the musical based on the 1991 Disney film of the same name with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
All auditions will be held in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus.
The script includes rolls for adults of all ages. Male roles include; the Beast/Prince, Gaston, a swaggering macho male, LeFou, his sidekick, and Belle’s gentle father, Maurice. Besides the main character Bell, female roles include: Mrs. Potts, Madame La Grande Bouche, and “Three silly Girls” who are enamored of Gaston. Mrs. Pott’s son, Chip, is of course a junior role.
Although the script calls for an adult cast, Director Marilyn duBrisk plans to cast approximately forty children for the main castle scenes as enchanted castle cutlery, napery, china and other characters. Costume Director Barbara Holt has already received inventive costume prototypes from some of her creative and talented volunteers. Village children will also be needed.
Adults (ages 14 and up) will audition on Monday, Aug. 24, and Tuesday, Aug. 25. Registration on both days will be held at 5:30 p.m. with auditions starting at 6 p.m. Those auditioning need to plan to attend both days, but if they are not able to do so, they should contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach in advance.
Auditions for children will be Wednesday, Aug. 26, and Thursday, Aug. 27. Registration for grades 6-8 will be at 2:45 p.m. with auditions beginning at 3:15 p.m. on both days. Registration for grades 1-5 will be at 3:30 p.m. with auditions for this group starting at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Those auditioning need to plan to attend both days, but if they are not able to do so, they should contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach in advance.
Possible call-backs for all groups will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.
All audition materials will be provided. Those auditioning are asked to please not wear flip-flops.
For more information about the auditions, please contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.