NETworks is casting immediate & future replacements for the 2012-13 national tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This tour is currently running; closing date TBD.
Director: Robert Jess Roth
Choreographer: Matt West
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book: Linda Woolverton
Tour Director: Sam Scalamoni
Tour Choreographer: Connor Gallagher
Casting: Tricia Gentry & Bob Cline
Belle: early to mid-20s (plays 18), classically beautiful face, should move very well, vocal range: lyrical pop theater voice to an E with a very strong and clear belt.
Beast: late 20s-late 30s, 6′+, role requires an exceptional actor (classical training helpful) who is also a major singer, should be handsome and well-built, vocal range: baritone to an F.
Maurice: late 40s-late 50s, Belle’s father, eccentric inventor, comic, warm, sincere, & immensely loveable, short and stout is good, vocal range: character voice to a D.
Gaston: mid-20s to mid-30s (no older), must be 6′+, very handsome muscular build, sexy with a larger-than-life chiseled face, actor must be a strong comedic farceur capable of playing a larger-than-life style, should move very well, vocal range: big Broadway baritone with a solid F.
Le Fou: mid-20s to mid-30s, no taller than 5’8″, Gaston’s adoring hanger-on buddy, a true fall guy, buffoon, must be able to handle physical comedy and move well, seeking an accomplished comedian/stage clown, must be able to sing and be able to do a character voice, vocal range: to a G.
Mrs. Potts: early 40s-early 50s, plump sweet-faced English teapot, kind-hearted maternal cook, sings the title song, vocal range: lyrical alto down to a low F sharp with a convincing English accent.
Lumiere: early 30s-early 40s, a candelabra, very charming, very suave, very French, maitre D’ who fancies himself a ladies’ man, must have a credible French accent, must move well, vocal range: baritone to a G.
Cogsworth: mid-30s to late 40s, manic, officious English major domo, someone wound him up way too tight and he has never wound down, English accent required, vocal range: character voice-baritone, not much singing.
Babette: early 20s-early 30s, beautiful feather duster, continually teases Lumiere, must dance, not too bright, voluptuous, tall with a showgirl body, French accent required, vocal range: Broadway belt with a legit soprano.
Wardrobe: early 40s-early 50s, warm, friendly, comedic, vain old girl, very theatrical, had pretensions to an operatic career, should have an ample build, a loud laugh, vocal range: legit operatic mezzo to G or B flat.
Chip: pre-adolescent boy, eight-to-10 years old, to play an adorable, inquisitive eight-year-old teacup, 51″ max. height, 68 pounds max. weight, must sing.
Male and Female Ensemble: strong dancer-singers or singer-dancers with strong ballet and jazz technique, most need to be able to understudy principal roles. Especially seeking—Male Tumblers. Note: Seeking performers with strong legit Broadway voices; almost all ensemble members must sing well enough to cover a principal role. Seeking non-Equity performers only. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend this call.
Auditions will be held May 11 at 10 a.m. (female singers)
May 14 at 10 a.m. (female dancers)
May 14 at 2 p.m. (male dancers)
May 15 at 10 a.m. (male singers)
500 Eighth Ave., 12th fl.
New York, NY
Prepare an uptempo or ballad which shows off your voice and range; standard Broadway music is best. You are welcome to sing from the show, but have another appropriate selection with you. If you are a character actor, prepare a song appropriate for that character. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Auditioning performers will sing first on May 11 & 15, and will dance first May 14, but should be prepared in case asked to come back and dance or sing later in the day. Bring pix & résumés, stapled together. Professional pay provided.