Chandler Davis, Artistic Director
Thalian Association Community Theatre
WILMINGTON, NC- Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the second show of the 2017-2018 Youth Theatre Season, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Saturday September 16 at 10 am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Mike Thompson & Emily Graham, runs November 10 through November 19 at The Community Arts Center.
*NEW THIS YEAR FOR YOUTH THEATRE*
AUDITION PARTICIPANTS MUST SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME.
To schedule an audition time, please contact Chandler Davis, Samantha Herrick, or any front desk staff at 910-251-1788 or email Chandler Davis with your preferred time.
Audition Participants should come prepared to sing 32 bars of a musical theatre song a capella. If needed, callbacks will be the same day, September 16 at 2pm and may require reading from the script and/or attending a dance call.
Narrators: The script is written to feature four Narrators. These roles are non-singing, but the actors can also be a part of your ensemble.
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.
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.
Gaston: The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Maurice: Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
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.
Mrs. Potts: A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Lumiere: A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Chip: An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Babette: A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful French maid.
Madame De La Grande Bouche: A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Lefou: Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
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.
Ensemble: Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople
Nominated for Nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical!
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. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity