UPCOMING AUDITIONS

All auditions are open to the public. Check this page for future announcements. Country Gate shows have featured talented local performers from PA, NJ and NY. 

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Beauty & the Beast OPEN AUDITIONS
Direction by Gina Scurato; Musical Direction by Emalina Thompson

WHEN: Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th at 7:30pm. You only need to attend one day. No appointments are needed.
 

WHERE: Country Gate Playhouse, 114 Greenwich St, Belvidere, NJ 07823
 

PERFORMANCES: July 14-29, 2018
 

WHO: Those auditioning must be at least 9 years old, most roles are for ages 16+. See role descriptions below.
 

WHAT TO PREPARE: To audition please prepare at least 16 bars from a song from the show. Music can be found by searching Disney's Beauty and the Beast Musial Libretto. Please note, the music is not the same as the Disney animated movie, you should prepare your song from the musical score. You will be accompanied by piano during the audition. If you are interested in a specific role, please audition with a song from that role or at least be familiar with that characters' music in case we need to hear more. Remember to perform or "act out" the song, as we are looking for both singing and acting abilities. For additional audition tips, click here.

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast will be held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays weekly from 7pm to approximately 10:30pm. We will try to dismiss kids under early, around 9pm. The week before opening, there will be rehearsals every night that may run longer. A list of potential conflicts is required from anyone auditioning. It goes without saying that all auditionees must be able to attend all show performances. There is no fee for participation, however, actors are responsible for costumes and/or costume rental fees, which can range from $50-150+.  Cast members aged 16+ will also be required to attend at least 1 full workday on the weekend to assist with set/scenic work.
 

ROLES:

Belle
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Beast
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: F4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Gaston
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Maurice
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Gender: Male
Age: 55+
Vocal range top: Db4;Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Cogsworth
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.
Gender: Male (or Female playing Male)
Age: 30+
Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Mrs. Potts
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Gender: Female
Age: 35+
Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Gender: Male (or Female playing Male)
Age: 25 to 55
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#2


Chip
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Gender: Male (or Female playing Male)
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Babette
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: C4

Madame De La Grande Bouche
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 55
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: C#4


Lefou
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Gender: Male (or Female playing Male)
Age: 18 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: B2


Monsieur D'arque
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 70
Vocal range top: A4; Vocal range bottom: D3


Ensemble

  • Children's Ensemble (ages 9 to 15): participation in a couple numbers

  •  Adult Ensemble (ages 16+): Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

 

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Email info@countrygate.org

 


Peter Pan, JR (Youth Show)

OPEN AUDITIONS

WHEN: TBD

WHERE: Country Gate Playhouse, 114 Greenwich St, Belvidere, NJ 07823

PERFORMANCES: September 28-October 7, 2018

WHO: Ages 9-18

WHAT TO PREPARE: TBA

ADDITIONAL INFO: TBA

 

We hope to see you there!

Questions? Email info@countrygate.org