Syracuse Stage to hold children’s auditions for ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’

Syracuse, NY –Syracuse Stage will host general auditions for children for two roles in the 2019/2020 season holiday show, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” on Thursday, April 25, 4 – 7 p.m. by appointment only, at the Syracuse Stage / SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Callbacks will be Saturday, April 27, 9 – 11 a.m. if needed.

 

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is Syracuse Stage’s annual holiday production. Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama, the show will feature spectacular flying effects, sumptuous costumes and lavish sets as befit this beloved family favorite. The story of how young Belle helps the Beast break an evil spell and resume his former state as a prince is adored the world over with its timeless theme of the importance of knowing how to love and be loved.

Audition Information

Chip: An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful and bright-eyed. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Dec. 31 and convincingly play an 8 – 12-year-old. Vocal range between F5 and A3. Syracuse Stage is considering both boys and girls for the role of Chip.

Townsperson: This role will also serve as Chip’s understudy. Auditioners must be no older than 13 years of age by Dec. 31 and convincingly play an 8 – 12-year-old. Vocal range between F5 and A3.

All ethnicities and genders are encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should prepare 32 bars of a song of their choice and sides that will be provided when audition appointments are made.

Auditioners should note that “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” includes a significant number of morning student matinees in addition to evening performances. Children must be available for rehearsals beginning Oct. 22 through the end of the show’s run on Jan. 5, 2020.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact Becca Grady at (315) 443-4008 or auditions@syracusestage.org.

Show Details

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Donna Drake

Choreography by Anthony Salatino
Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet

Flying Effects by ZFX Inc.
Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama

Nov. 22, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Be our guest for a beloved musical sure to delight the whole family. Spectacular costumes and fantastic sets combine with enchanting songs in this classic story about finding the magic in love. A wicked curse has transformed a young prince into a ghastly Beast. To break the power of this spell and return to his former self, the Beast must learn how to love and be loved. His fate is in the hands of a young woman, Belle, who must guide and teach him before he is lost forever. A tale as old as time to celebrate the holiday season.