What we are looking for in your audition:

As directors, we have been asked to share information pertaining to the process of presenting a great audition. At the Palace Playhouse we look for four main items as we hold auditions for each theatre productions.


PRESENTATION: As each person presents him/herself on stage, the first 10 seconds
tells the most about the type of performer we are about to watch. We look for eye
contact, projection and enunciation while introducing him/herself and selections to
be presented. We look for stage presence, such as standing tall on both feet, eyes
engaged, confidence, and grooming.


MATERIAL SELECTION: Choosing a great song for each audition is key. It is best to
sing material that is similar in tone, mood, and personality to the musical for which
you will audition. For example, at the auditions for Newsies we heard great choices
from Matilda, Annie, and Junie B. Jones, which were more fitting than Gershwin
ballads or church songs.


ABILITY: Musical selections are required to have accompaniment. This shows
ability to match pitch, rhythm, and if the singer can produce volume. Monologues
give us the opportunity to see contrast in style and character of the one who
auditions.


ROLE PLACEMENT: Even when all the above have been met or have even excelled,
we still must look at the needs of the production. Considerations are made as to
how many to cast and costume, and how varying ages, sizes and shapes can be
utilized to fit the needs of the show.


There are many variables to consider when casting each production. Hours are spent going over the applications checking rehearsal conflicts and reviewing impressions from the audition. It is wonderful to watch children, teens, and adults participate. We are always grateful to each and every one from our talented community who choose to audition for a production at the Palace Playhouse.

 

What you should have prepared before you come to Auditions:

  • Come prepared to sing 16-32 measures from a Broadway musical similar to the scheduled production.  All audition songs are expected to be memorized.  Do not plan to sing an entire verse, only 32 measures are needed.  Lengthy music introductions should be eliminated.

 

  • Musical selection should reveal character, personality, vocal quality and range.

 

  • Musical auditions must be accompanied.  A cappella auditions will not be accepted.  Accompaniment can be live, keyboard, or electronic.  An accompanist will be available if needed, but it is always wise (if possible) to bring your own.  If you use electronic accompaniment, please eliminate lengthy introductions.

  • A short 30-second memorized monologue is recommended.  A monologue is not a poem.  It is a memorized selection spoken by a character from a musical or play, performed to reveal the character’s intent.

  • Please supply a personal resume.  If you do not have a completed resume, use the following link: AUDITION FORM, to print and fill out with your personal information to be submitted at the time of your audition at the Palace.

  • Date you know you have conflicts for both the rehearsal process and shows. 

Upcoming Auditions

GRAND HALL

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

  • Performance Dates -April 21-May 23, 2020

  • Audition Dates - February 11-12 

    • 6-9 PM, possible callback Saturday the ​15th at 9-12AM. Ages 5+

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast.  Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self.  This "tale as old as time" is family theatre at its best.

Production Dates:

Available Character Roles

Excellent roles are available!

Character Breakdown-

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 25

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: 30 to 40

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 40

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 to 65

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

Age: 40 to 55

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: 45 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Lumiere

A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

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

Age: 7 to 10

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: 25 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: 40 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

Age: 25 to 35

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: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Ensemble

Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

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