Artisan Theatre

 

Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for

the Main Stage production of

Disney’s

Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton


Directed by John Wilkerson

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Choreography by Elise Lavallee

Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

 

"Be Our Guest!" The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale.


AUDITION DATES: Monday, March 12, 2018 from 7-10pm and Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 7-10pm.

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 7-10pm.

LOCATION:  Auditions will be at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Monday, April 16, 2018 and will generally be Monday through Thursday evenings from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm, with some additional rehearsals on Friday evenings.

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs May 25-July 7, 2018. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning June 2.  Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:   Auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link into your browser and then make an appointment: http://www.meetme.so/ ArtisanCenterTheater. Please choose 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability and come prepared to sing with your sheet music cut and marked and in the appropriate key.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions . Actors will also learn a brief dance combination following their vocal audition. Please bring clothes you are comfortable dancing in to change into, and appropriate dance shoes. Please be warmed up and ready to dance. If asked to return for a call back, expect to read from the script and learn/sing a song from the show.

 

Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and access to digital production photos.

 
ABOUT THE SHOW: 

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was 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.


ROLES AVAILABLE:

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: 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.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range: A2-F4

 

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: A2-E4

 

Maurice

Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.

Gender: Male

Age: 55 to 65

Vocal 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.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range: A2-E4

 

Mrs. Potts

A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.

Gender: Female

Age: 45 to 55

Vocal range: F#3-G5

 

Lumiere

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

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range: F#2-F#4

 

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: A3-F5

 

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: C4-F5

 

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: C#4-D5

 

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: B2-F#4

 

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: D3-A4

 

Ensemble

Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople

 

ABOUT THE THEATER:

Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals a year in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional special event plays on the new 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage.  Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.

 

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Artisan Center Theater

444 East Pipeline Road

Hurst, Texas 76053

817-284-1200

www.ArtisanCT.com


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Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for

Pollyanna

Adapted by Susan Pargman

Based on the story by Eleanor H. Porter
 

Directed by Charles Wallace

Performed on Artisan Center Theater’s Second Stage

Located at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

 

A young girl comes to an embittered town and confronts its attitude with her determination to see the best in life.


AUDITION DATES: Monday, March 19, 2018 and Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 7-9pm.

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 7-10pm.

LOCATION:  Artisan’s Second Stage Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas, 76053.

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, April 3, 2018 and will generally be Monday through Friday evenings from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs May 10-26, 2018. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00pm and Saturdays at 3:30pm. All parts will be single cast.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Actors should sign up for the audition by copying the following link onto browser: http://meetme.so/ ArtisanSecondStage. Actors should be prepared to read from the script. Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed conflict calendar and audition info found at http://artisanct.com/ auditions. It is highly recommended that actors read the script before the audition. A perusal will be available in the A.C.T. box office during box office hours.

 

Actors will be given two complimentary tickets to be used during the first two performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Second Stage productions, a show t-shirt and access to digital production photos.

 
ABOUT THE SHOW: Young orphan Pollyanna believes life's most difficult problems can always be surmounted by a positive attitude and pragmatism. But when she moves in with her dour aunt, she is introduced to a range of disheartened folks who challenge her upbeat outlook. Not to be discouraged, she sets to work spreading hope and good cheer in spite of the tribulations that beset her.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

POLLYANNA WHITTIER

About 10 years old, this young lady has seen a great deal of suffering in her short life already: losing her mother at an early age, losing her father at 10, and living most of her life in material poverty. Her father taught her to find the good in every situation, regardless of what it was, and, because of her childlike faith, she’s determined to do just that. Orphaned, she has come to live with an aunt whom she has never met. They are opposites in just about every way imaginable, except for their need of each other. Pollyanna is the quintessential optimist.

 

MISS POLLY HARRINGTON

Youngest sister of Pollyanna’s mother, around 30 years of age, she lives alone in the family mansion in Beldingsville, Vermont. She has suffered the loss of both her sisters as well as her parents and deals with the pain by shutting herself away emotionally from the rest of the human race. She blames her losses on the failures of others and holds bitter grudges against them. She even shunned the love of Dr. Thomas Chilton, with whom she was romantically involved at one time, in favor of living a life devoted to controlling her own little world, population one, in an effort never to suffer the pain of loss again. She remains aloof from her household servants, even OLD TOM who has known her longer than anyone else alive.

 

NANCY

Miss Harrington’s “hired girl,” she runs errands, cleans the house and helps the cook. Now she is assigned to help care for Pollyanna as well. Nancy has a big heart and takes to Pollyanna the moment they meet. She is protective of those she loves, so much so that she finds herself slightly on the worrisome side. She is young enough to still look forward to having her own family some- day, but in the meantime fills her days as a hired servant working for Miss Harrington.

 

MRS. DURGIN

She’s been a cook with the Harrington family long enough to have known Pollyanna’s mother as a young girl. She doesn’t especially approve of Miss Harrington’s behavior, but doesn’t think it’s her business to meddle.

 

OLD TOM

Gardener at the Harrington home. He’s a compassionate and wise old man who has been with the family almost as long as they’ve been a family. He has a positive outlook on life and his mature confidence stands in contrast to Nancy’s worrisome attitude. Sort of a “weathered” version of Pollyanna.

 

JIMMY BEAN

An orphan like Pollyanna, but without a relative to take him in. He is 10 years old going on 11. He ended up at the Beldingsville Orphan’s Home a year ago, but has taken it into his own hands to get himself adopted. He narrates the story, telling it as it, in a way speaking the mind of the audience. Like the audience, he doubts Pollyanna’s wisdom and sincerity in the beginning, but eventually comes around by the end.

 

JOHN PENDLETON

In his mid-40’s, he’s the male equivalent to Polly Harrington. He once had designs on Jenny, Polly’s oldest sister and Pollyanna’s mother. When she married and moved away, his heart was broken. Over the years he has become a hermit and has no plans of making any changes to the arrangement. He finds solace in writing books and travelling the world alone. He resents any intrusion on his privacy and is aware that Hiss Harrington blames him somewhat for the loss of her sister.

 

DR. THOMAS CHILTON

Mid-30’s to 40 years old, he was once involved romantically with Polly Harrington, and still loves her from afar. He has accepted his lot in life and continues to serve as town doctor out of a sense of duty and purpose. He is intelligent and kind, as well as patient and humble, but he’s let his life drift into a safe sort of routine. It takes a vibrant youngster like Pollyanna to open him up to taking the risks of life again.

 

PASTOR MALDEN

Here’s a pastor trying to serve in a town where people hold grudges and prefer the Bible verse “Woe unto you” over “Rejoice and be glad.” No wonder he’s confused. His epiphany comes when Pollyanna tells him to count the joyful texts for once in his life.

 

MRS. SNOW

A seasoned hypochondriac, around 50 years of age, she finds meaning in life by maintaining complete control over her daughter, Millie. She complains in order to garner pity in the form of gifts from her neighbors. But in reality, the pity they feel is for her daughter.

 

MILLIE SNOW

Bitterly serving her mother’s needs all her life, she has developed a deep sense of sarcasm and views most of life in a dark, dreary manner, according to her own sense of meaningless existence.

 

JACK PAYSON

A sometimes-employed rough-edged man in his mid-20’s.

 

MRS PAYSON

She’s rough around the edges, but sincere and long-sighted enough to see through the eyes of a child when given the opportunity. Like everyone else in that town (a microcosm of America) she’s been living her life for herself for so long, she is drowning in self-pit. With the chance to help someone else for a change, she makes the effort and finds the victory.

 

LORETTA

Unfortunate enough to be Mr. Pendleton’s housekeeper, she meets his verbal jabs with choice phrases of her own, although usually under her breath.

 

MRS. BENTON

A dignified and somewhat shy widow. Pollyanna’s friend. Her definition of “risk” is to wear a bright blue scarf with her black widow’s dress.

 

DR. MEAD

An elderly specialist from New York City, he has the professional warmth of a tall peak in Alaska and the tact of a mosquito.

 

TOWNSPEOPLE

Includes MRS. MCCLEARY, MONIQUE, JOEY PAYSON (almost 6), EMILY PAYSON (around 5), GILBERT the barber, MR. WINKLE the grocer, TRAIN PASSENGERS, CONDUCTOR (OFFSTAGE voice), VARIOUS ADULTS, TEENS, and CHILDREN.

 

ABOUT THE THEATER:

Artisan Center Theater produces eight full scale Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round. Artisan also stages three additional plays on the 150-seat thrust stage located on Second Stage.  Also on Second Stage, Artisan Children's Theater produces six children's shows each year where children perform for children.  As part of their mission to create opportunities to experience uplifting family-friendly theater, Artisan offers a complete program of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes throughout the year. Opening in 2003 and now serving more than 90,000 patrons each year, Artisan Center Theater is located at 444 E Pipeline Rd. in Hurst, Texas. The theater is closed on Sunday. For more information on Artisan visit www.ArtisanCT.com.

 

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Artisan Center Theater

444 East Pipeline Road

Hurst, Texas 76053

817-284-1200

www.ArtisanCT.com