Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Saint Paul, MN
$1,125 weekly minimum
Rod Kaats – Ordway Producing Artistic Director (viewing auditions)
Michael Heitzman – Director (viewing auditions)
Darryl Archibald – Music Director (viewing auditions)
Rachel Murch-D’Olimpio – Ordway General Manager (viewing auditions)
Choreographer: Robbie Roby
Call backs will be scheduled at a future TBD date.
First Preview - December 6, 2022
Opening Night - December 9, 2022
Closing - January 1, 2023
Studio Rehearsals - November 1-23, 2022
Tech Rehearsals- November 25 - December 4, 2022
All performers who have questions or other accommodations in order to fully participate in auditions are encouraged to reach out to email@example.com For more information about access at the Ordway visit: https://ordway.org/access/.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (see breakdown).
The Ordway is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and performers with disabilities are encouraged to audition.
PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS :
Please submit a video performing a brief song in the style of the show or choose one of the following songs from the show based on the character you are auditioning for. Sheet music and piano tracks for these songs provided in the following dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/uujeyd2szgppvfg/AACksor4YYZKxjn84heHTLx-a?dl=0
If auditioning for the role of CHIP, COGSWAY, or WARDROBE please prepare "Human Again" for that character in addition to "No Matter What."
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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.
Female, 20-25 yrs old. Contemporary soprano with strong mix/belt.
Range: E3 - F5
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.
Male, 25-40 yrs old. Physically imposing.
Range: A2 – F4
GASTON- The egotistical, ultra-masculine, villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet can also be charming and earnest. Must be physically imposing.
Male, 25-40 yrs old. Moves/dances well.
Range: A2 - E4
LEFOU- Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Physical humor/prat falls. Tumbling/acrobatics a plus.
Male, 25-35 yrs old. Must be able to move/dance.
Range: B2 - F#4
MAURICE- Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Male, 55-65 yrs old
Range: Bb2 – Db4
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.
Male, 40-55 yrs old
Range: A2 - E4
BABETTE- A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Female, 25-35 yrs old. Must move well/dance.
Range: C4 - F5
MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE- A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Female, 40-55 yrs old
Operatic Soprano. Range: C#4 - D5
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.
Male, 35-55 yrs old
Range: D3 - A4
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Video submissions should be
uploaded to the following secure dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/YvVuE2BNnsOwXxkXFX08 . If you are unable to submit a video or need help submitting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COST $1,125 weekly minimum