Thank you for your interest in auditioning for a GREAT show!
If you’ve auditioned for us before, welcome back! If this is your first time auditioning at GREAT, we’re thrilled to have you! We are in our 26th season and are excited to add new people, new talent, and new voices to our company as well as welcome returning volunteers to our stages! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or you’ve never been on stage before, we encourage you to audition!
- Audition Information Session: Wednesday, August 16 at 7PM on Zoom
Auditions are nerve-wracking whether it’s your first or seventy-sixth, so join us for an optional Zoom meeting on August 16th to ask questions and learn about this specific production and audition process from the creative team. Meet the director, choreographer, and music director and hear about the vision of this show and how to best prepare. Our hope is the info session with ease some of the unknowns so you walk into auditions feeling comfortable and confident! SIGN UP HERE!
Sign up for your half-hour timeslot two weeks before auditions!
Wednesday, August 23rd from 6-9PM,
and Saturday August 26th, 2023 from 10AM-3PM
at the Helgeson Learning Lab Theatre. 710 Sundial Drive, Waite Park 56387
- Call-backs: Saturday, September 9 from 12-4PM
- Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00PM and a few Saturday rehearsals. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.
- Tech/Dress rehearsals: November 20, 21, 22 from 5:00PM-10:00PM & November 24 from 12:00PM-10:00PM (exact time to be determined)
Saturday, November 25 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, November 26 at 2PM
Thursday, November 30 at 9AM & 12PM (School Matinees)
Friday, December 1 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 2 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, December 3 at 2PM
Friday, December 8 at 7:30PM
Saturday, December 9 at 2PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, December 10 at 2PM
Director & Choreographer: Joey Miller
Music Director: Brandon Nordues
Pit Conductor: Hillary Vermillion
Scenic Designer: Mark Hennigs
Costume Designer: Risa Alecci
Lighting Designer: Grant E. Merges
Sound Designer: Steve Sanders
Prop Designer: Bonnie Bologna
BE PART OF THE STORY
A favorite for audiences and performers, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the perfect musical for the holiday season! Join us in retelling this tale as old time with friends and family– Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is appropriate for a wide range of ages (10+). If you’ve ever wanted to share the stage with your child, parent, or sibling, this may be the time!
Whether you’re interested in playing a teacup turned singer, a townsperson in a picturesque place, or one of the other vivid personalities, there are plenty of dynamic and fun roles to explore!
A note on casting: We are committed to casting a group of actors ranging in age from 10+ that will reflect the people of our community. We will be casting roles to include all ethnicities, all gender expressions, and all bodies.
A Note On Theatrical Intimacy:
Theatrical intimacy is any action on stage where the given circumstances of the scene or the overall production calls for touch, both physical and imaginative, or moments between actors of simulated sexuality or sexual violence.
GREAT has been learning from Intimacy Directors & Coordinators (IDC) to improve processes and incorporate safer practices for theatrical intimacy in our rehearsals.
All scenes with intimacy follow a specific set of staging and rehearsal protocols rooted in consent and safety for the actors.
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS
1) ALL: Please learn the CHOREOGRAPHY from the provided videos.
We are providing a choreography video for you to learn the audition dance in advance, but please know we will review it together before performing the short routine at the audition. Please dress for movement.
2) ALL: Please prepare a MUSIC SELECTION from the provided options.
Please prepare a song from our provided options that best showcases your voice and demonstrates a connection to the character. Remember to sing the story – you’re acting while singing. Please click on the link below for song options.
- Essentials/Chorus: “Belle” – If you choose this piece, please sing each section as a different character. Have fun with voices!
- Essentials/Chorus/Mrs. Potts: “Beauty and the Beast”
- Gaston: “Me”
- Belle: “Home”
- Lefou: “Gaston”
- Lumiere: “Be Our Guest”
- Beast: “If I Can’t Love Her”
BELLE – Intelligent. Loving. Kind. Belle dreams of a life full of adventure and wonder. She has a vibrant imagination and is seen as odd by those around her. This role requires onstage physical intimacy/kiss. Presenting gender: female. Presenting age range: 20-30
BEAST – Agitated. Loner. The beast is haunted by his past mistakes. It is hard for him to form relationships and be vulnerable. This role requires onstage physical intimacy/kiss as well staged physical violence. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 20-30
GASTON – Gaston is the most popular person in town. He is both feared and admired and wants what he can’t have—Belle. This role requires onstage physical intimacy/kiss as well staged physical violence. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 20-35
LEFOU – Trickster. Lefou is a master at upholding Gaston’s ego. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 20-30
MAURICE – Maurice devotes all his energy to loving his daughter Belle, and tinkering with his inventions. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 40-60
LUMIERE – Charming. Lumiere loves the fine things in life. He is the ultimate host and loyal to his master. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 30-40
COGSWORTH – Uptight. Cogsworth likes everything in order and according to plan. He always trying to avoid conflict. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 40-60
MRS. POTTS – Mrs. Potts is always looking for a way to make those around her more comfortable and supported. Presenting gender: female. Presenting age range: 40-60
CHIP – Chip is the son of Mrs. Potts. He is always looking for any sign of hope for the better. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 10-14
BABETTE – Babette loves to be the center of attention—especially Lumiere’s. Presenting gender: female. Presenting age range: 20-40
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE – Madame was once a famous opera singer. She is never afraid to be the life of the party. Presenting gender: female. Presenting age range: 40-60
MONSIEUR D’ARQUE – Sinister. Manipulative. D’Arque runs the town asylum. Presenting gender: male. Presenting age range: 40-60
THREE SILLY GIRLS – The popular girls in town—obsessed and with Gaston. Presenting gender: female. Presenting age range: 20-30
VILLAGERS – The villagers in this town prefer every day to look and feel the same. They also make up the enchanted objects of the castle. Presenting gender: any. Presenting age range: any