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OHSPAD SPRING 2012 MUSICAL STUDENT/PARENT MEETING November 14, 2011 @ 7:00 PM in the Senior High Auditorium VOCAL AUDITION

INFORMATION When: November 29, 30, 2011 (Jr/Sr High Only) 4:00 – 7:00 PM Sign up sheets will be outside the OHS Band Room *Be sure to come to your audition at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. December 3, 2011 Elementary (Townspeople/Enchanted Objects/Supporting roles only) 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Auditions will be on a first come/first serve basis – sign in and get your audition number Where: Senior High Auditorium
Attire: Actors should dress for success in clothes that make them feel confident and enhance their individual personality. It’s important to dress nicely and have a polished appearance so that directors know that you take the audition seriously. Preparation: All students should prepare a song from one of the listed selections on the following pages. Additionally, each child needs to bring a completed audition form (attached to this packet.)

DANCE AUDITION INFORMATION (Jr/Sr High Only) When: December 1, 2011 3:00 – 4:00 - You will learn and rehearse a 60 second dance routine 4:00 – 6:00 – divide and perform in small groups Dress comfortably in clothes you can move around in. Where: Senior High Auditorium

VOCAL AUDITION REQUIREMENTS If auditioning for the following roles, you must perform from memory the corresponding songs:
Belle ~ "Home" & “A Change in Me” Beast/Prince ~ "If I Can't Love Her" & “How Long Must This Go On?” Gaston ~ "Me" and “The Mob Song” (m. 14—36) Lumiere ~ Song of choice and "Be Our Guest (m. 12 – 43; m. 94 – 127)" Cogsworth ~ "Be Our Guest (m. 94 – 127)" and Song of choice LeFou ~ “Gaston” (m. 46 – 107) and song of choice or “Be Our Guest (m. 94 – 127) Mrs. Potts ~ "Beauty and the Beast" and Song of choice or “Be Our Guest (m. 94 – 127) Maurice ~ “No Matter What” and Song of choice or “Be Our Guest (m. 94 – 127) “ Silly Girls—”Gaston (m. 108-113, 122-129, 134-139)” and Song of choice or “Be Our Guest (m. 94 – 127) “

height. A callback list will be emailed to all students and posted Thursday evening after auditions. AUDITION TIPS Dress nicely—a director want to know that you take being in this show seriously. a lively upbeat tune from another musical). projection. As with all auditions. High Ensemble/Chorus – “Be Our Guest (m. This will allow each row a turn in the front line. physical appearance in relationship to others being cast. acting (characterization. 73 – 86. PLEASE NOTE ** Song of choice . . connection to the audience. there will be some children that are not cast in the production. and overall attitude. dancing (character movement and skill). Students who want to audition for the dancing roles do not have to participate in the vocal audition.in the style of Beauty and the Beast (i. timing./Sr. It is our goal to cast the best actor for each role while considering the many factors that influence casting: singing (quality and range). We try to include as many actors as possible but logistically there is only room for a certain number of performers on the stage. diction. The callback is simply an opportunity for directors to have additional readings for specific roles with a select number of actors. CHOREOGRAPHY AUDITION INFO Groups will learn and rehearse a 60 second dance section in approximately 30-45 minutes minutes. ability and willingness to take direction. stage presence. just because you are not called back does NOT mean you haven’t been cast in the show. etc. ADDITIONAL AUDITION INFORMATION Auditions will be closed (meaning only children auditioning will be allowed in the audition room. A callback is a list of students that the directors would like to hear read or sing again for specific parts. 94 – 127) and Song of choice All elementary cast and supporting roles – Song of choice and “Be Our Guest (m. It is important to understand this before auditioning and for parents to help prepare their children for this possibility. 94 – 127)” and song of choice D’Arque—”Maison Des Lunes (m.) Parents can wait in the lobby. respect for directors and other performers. Remember. 94 – 127) Packets are prepared according to role. 118-129) ” and Song of choice or “Be Our Guest (m.e.Chip—”Be Our Guest (m. Smaller groups of six to eight people will then form two lines to perform the choreography two times each. CALLBACKS Callback auditions will be Monday 12/5 and Tuesday 12/6. You must provide music on a CD with accompaniment only or sing A capella.). Only those performers listed on the call back need to attend this part of the audition. Be prepared by reading all the audition information and having the necessary paperwork ready to hand in. 94 – 127) “ Jr.

intelligent young beauty who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. etc. Home. maternal enchanted teapot. Tenor A warm-hearted. debonair enchanted candelabra. loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior. facial expression. Payments may be in the form of cash or check payable to OHS DRAMA. directors are looking for performers that are easy to work with and have a good rapport with their fellow actors PRODUCTION FEE Each cast member (regardless of part) is required to pay a production fee of $100. Human Again) You can see hundreds of productions of Beauty and the Beast. accents. Baritone A tightly-wound. egotistical. you can see many stage productions of Beauty and the Beast on Youtube.e. and being encouraging to all. enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. Tenor/Baritone An enchanted teacup. (i. Be the character by using character voices. but with a warm. 2011. Beauty and the Beast Jr. The production fee will be due in on payment no later than December 19. BEAST GASTON MAURICE COGSWORTH MRS. POTTS LUMIERE CHIP . gestures. hot-tempered and commanding. Baritone The vain. ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. Potts’ darling little boy. is very similar to the animated movie so it would be recommended to have those characters in mind at the audition.com. and Mrs. Alto or Mezzo-Soprano A suave. Know the songs of the show—youtube. Also. Be confident and make STRONG acting choices. In addition to talent. CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS – Beauty & the Beast BELLE A vibrant. Don’t just sing the song or say the words of the monologue. Mezzo-Soprano A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. turning cell phones off in the auditioning room. Be familiar with songs that you aren’t required to prepare at the audition.Be familiar with the script or story of the production. The production fee also includes a show t-shirt for each cast member and 2 free tickets to the show. eccentric inventor father. This fee is used directly to offset the cost of costumes and technical elements of the production.com is an amazing reference for songs that aren’t in the movie. Use auditioning etiquette by being polite and respectful to the directors and other actors. Baritone Belle’s loving. You never know when the director might have you sing an additional song.

Silverware and Napkins for the "Be Our Guest" sequence. Salt and Pepper Shakers. They will include a Cheese Grater. All voice ranges needed. enchanted feather-duster. GOOD ACTRESS . “The Maison De Lune”. Dishes." and some will also be revelers in the tavern and perform "Gaston.) COULD BE DANCERS / GYMNASTS (NON-SINGING ROLE) Singers Townspeople: The residents of Belle's town. toady sidekick. these roles are strictly movement and dance only. scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. and the object of Lumiere's affections. Enchanted Objects: These characters are the other animated objects in the Beast's castle. Tenor/Baritone The creepy. YOUNG PRINCE .EXPRESSIVE MUST BE VERY GOOD DANCERS (Be Our Guest etc. plus additional furniture for the "Human Again" sequence and the battle with the mob." and others will also form the mob that sings "The Mob Song. Tenor Three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. Soprano A former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Wolves: Non-singing and non-speaking. Mezzo-Soprano Gaston’s bumbling.BABETTE MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE LeFOU MONSIEUR D'ARQUE SILLY GIRL(S) ENCHANTRESS ENCHANTED CASTLE STAFF WOLVES TOWNSPEOPLE Boy Soprano A saucy. These wolves will terrorize Belle when she tries to leave the Beast's castle. and they perform the opening number "Belle. All the enchanted objects are turned into humans at play's end. they include a baker and a bookseller." that goes to rescue Belle from the Beast's castle.

2012 CAST CONTRACT ***Must be returned by November 29. set materials and performance rights. performances and related activities. SO. HOME ADDRESS: _______________________________________________________ STREET CITY ZIP HOME PHONE: ________________________ CELL PHONE: ____________________ STUDENT EMAIL: _______________________________________________________ YEAR (FR. giving my best to make this production a success. I agree to show up on time for all rehearsals. payable to OHS Drama. Conflict Dates (or attach list) _____________________________________________________________ Student Signature: __________________________________ Date: _____________________________ Parent Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _____________________________ . As a parent I understand the commitment that my child has agreed to and will do my best to support them in this endeavor. Students will also be required to have their own supplies (i. I have reviewed the rehearsal schedule and understand that rehearsals and performances are mandatory.00. I also understand that fundraising is an important aspect of theater and will do my best to participate in the program and patron book ad campaign. CLUBS/ACTIVITIES. JR. brushes for makeup).e. PRINT CLEARLY (AS YOU WANT IT TO APPEAR IN THE PROGRAM) NAME: _________________________________________________ ROLE INTERESTED IN: _____________________________________ Tape or glue a recent picture here. I understand that this is a serious personal commitment. Fees are not refundable. AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES – USE ADDITIONAL PAPER IF NECESSARY): ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ Personal Commitment I have volunteered to take part in the Drama Club of Octorara High School. This fee will be used to purchase costumes. I have listed below the dates that are in conflict with scheduled rehearsals. 2011*** You will not be permitted to audition without returning this form signed. All casted participants will be responsible for paying $100. SR): _________________ HOMEROOM: _____________________ PARENT NAME(S): ______________________________________________________ Parent Email: ____________________________ Parent Email: _________________________ Home Phone: ___________________________ Home Phone: _________________________ Parent Cell Phone: _______________________ Parent Cell Phone: _____________________ Parent Business Phone: ___________________ Parent Business Phone: _________________ CAST/CREW MEMBER BIOGRAPHY (LIST A CONCISE HISTORY OF THEATER ACTIVITIES. mascara.