I need an audition form. Where do I get one? You can get one from Mrs. Keys in the elementary office, Mr. Strickland in Fine Arts, or click on the link below to print one out on your own computer (It downloads as a Word document.)
Is this just like the movie? How many songs are in it? The play is based on the same original story as the Disney movie, but is very different. The play is not a musical.
How many roles are available? Between 40-50. All roles will be played by students!
Do I have to do anything special or have something prepared to audition? No! All you need is a filled out form!
Do I have to know how to sing or dance? No, this version of Beauty and the Beast is not a musical. Dance ability will be helpful to your movement in the play, but it is not required!
When will the cast list be posted? Results will be posted on campus before school on Monday, August 29. It will be posted on the internet on Sunday, August 28.
Where will the cast list be posted? In four places: in the window of the Fine Arts Building lobby, on Mr. Strickland’s office door, the elementary school office, and on this website.
When will the first rehearsal be? Tuesday, August 30, 3:15 – 4:00 PM in the auditorium. Students will receive a script and rehearsal schedule at this time. Parents are encouraged to attend this first rehearsal!
If I’m not cast can I work backstage? Yes! I will announce a time for backstage helpers to meet in a week or two.
If I’m not cast does it mean that I’m horrible or that Mr. Strickland doesn’t like me? No! I often have many more talented actors than I am able to use. (I am expecting approximately 100 students to audition for this production. That means at least 60 people won’t be cast.) If you are not cast PLEASE audition again. Nothing makes me more miserable than not having a role for an interested student!
Can you tell me all those dates and things that were on the audition form again?
We will be performing the non-musical version of Beauty and the Beast by Vera Morris. This is not the Disney version, but has additional characters and special scenes that will make it wonderful for our audiences and performers.
I strive to make the auditions fun and low stress for young performers. We will be playing some acting games, doing a short warm-up, performing a movement exercise, and reading from the script. Friends and family members are not allowed to watch the auditions (it becomes really distracting for the kids and often keeps them from doing their best), but are encouraged to wait for their child in the auditorium lobby.
Beauty and the Beast will be performed October 4 & 6 at 7:00 PM in the Clark Fine Arts Center. There will also be a 1:00 PM performance scheduled on October 5. To audition for this play you MUST be available for all performances.
Rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast will be held after school from 3:15 – 5:00 PM. I will design a schedule around conflicts of cast members, but there will generally be four rehearsals each week. Friday is usually the day off, and no rehearsals are held on weekends. The week before the show we will rehearse five days and will have at least one evening rehearsal. Not every child is called to every rehearsal. I only schedule students for rehearsal when they will actively be needed! However, students with many after-school activities may not have the necessary time to commit to this production.