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You are invited to OPEN AUDITIONS for Beauty and the Beast Jr.​
Saturday, March 26, 2022
11-12 pm Parent Meeting
12-2 pm Ages 4-9 
2-5 pm Ages 10-18 
6 pm Callbacks By Invitation

Please use the link on the left here to fill out the audition packet. You will not be considered for a role until it is completed.

 

Info:
Kids that only want to be in the ensemble and do not want to have a solo or lead part need only sign up. Please plan to attend the Parent Meeting times below. We are a "no cuts" group. Every performer gets a part. We are planning on two casts (one younger and the other older). All high school graduates 18+ must have an invitation to audition.

 

AUDITION PREP Thurs. March 24, 2022

BREAKDOWN FOR AUDITION PREP CLASS:

5-6 pm SINGING (AGES 4-9) in Moroccan Room

6-7 pm DANCING (AGES 4-9) in Moroccan Room

7-8 pm SINGING (AGES 10-18) in Main Room

8-9 pm DANCING (AGES 10-18) in Main Room

9-9:30 pm EARLY AUDITIONS in Main Room

To reserve a spot in the room for the Master Classes, please use this form.

$15 per class or $20 for both.

 

AUDITION DAY AT THE ACADEMY:

11 am- 12 pm IN PERSON/ZOOM MANDATORY PARENT MEETING (use this same link to watch auditions that day)

Top Billing Ent is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Beauty and the Beast
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83296241057?pwd=SmErOElhM3hITUVYLzdzVGxOK1cxdz09

Meeting ID: 832 9624 1057
Passcode: Belle

12-2 pm Ages 4-9

2-5 pm Ages 10-18

6 pm Callbacks by Invitation

To reserve a spot in the room for auditions, please sign up at

Top Billing Musical: Beauty and the Beast Auditions (signupgenius.com)

*IF YOU MISS IN PERSON AUDITION AND DID NOT SCHEDULE A TIME, we encourage you to submit a video audition with your singing and dancing abilities and other skill sets. State your name, age, and which roles you would like to be considered for, sing a cappella or with a voice off track for 30-60 seconds, then record yourself doing one of the following audition routines. If you can tumble, tap, do color guard, or have other skills that we could use in the show be sure to include those. Edit everything together in one video and email kkivy@topbillingent.org with the YouTube link or mp4 file.

Video Submissions will be accepted March 5-March 25  by 9:00 pm at the latest.

CALLBACKS (BY INVITE ONLY) You will receive a call-back invitation at the end of each audition session. Callbacks will be Saturday, March 26 from 6-8 pm.

CAST LIST ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY March 30 at 7 pm on Top Billing Entertainment's Instagram Live.

 

What to Expect At Auditions:
Singing Auditions for kids that want a lead role or featured solo. Kids will be taught a song and will go on stage and sing it a cappella. They can also bring 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of a Broadway or Disney song to sing a cappella instead of the song we teach that day.

 

Dance Auditions - kids will learn a routine and dance in small groups. They are welcome to show us any special skills at this time as well. (Tumbling, tap dance, etc.)

Performers over 18 years old are invited to audition by directors' invitation only.

Auditions and rehearsals are at 165 N. Glendora Ave Suite A, Glendora, CA 91741

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will be Thursdays 7-9 pm, Saturdays 12-8 pm, Sundays 1-5 pm as needed. Not every cast member is called to every rehearsal. Kids 9 and under are usually Thursdays 7-8 pm and Saturdays 12-2 pm. See the preliminary rehearsal schedule here.

 

Performances:

Four performances July 15-17, 2022 at Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center. 

 

What You Get:
1) Over 100 hours of dance, voice, and acting instruction during rehearsal time with nationally award-winning directors and choreographers ($30,000 value – if the average rate for a babysitter is $10 an hour, then the hours parents can spend doing other things while the kids are at rehearsals is automatically worth $1,000.)

2) A fully staged Broadway style musical – full set and backdrops as well as professional costumes and props are provided for each performer ($30,000 value)

3) Four performances and rehearsals at a professional theater venue ($40,000 value).

4) 10 face microphones for lead and principal performers ($6,000 value) or studio audio recording and editing for the film production.

5) Professional accompaniment tracks ($1,000 value)

6) Scripts and rehearsal tracks for each performer, as well as access to rehearsal videos of every dance rehearsal ($2,000 value)

7) Team building exercises and family hang out nights for cast members

 Award nominations for individual performers and the entire cast including National Youth Arts and the American Prize competitions

9) Memories of being in an amazing stage show (priceless)

Total value of this show = $60,000

 

Costs & Deadlines:
Please attend the mandatory parent meeting before the auditions to get the full details.

Each family is required to do 10 volunteer hours during rehearsals and work at least two shows during the show weekend as well as help load all show items into storage after the last show. Each family will be required to purchase 20 tickets in addition to the monthly tuition payments and volunteer hours. Scholarships and financial aid are available for work trade and by need. Scholarship applications must be turned in to the front desk by the 2nd rehearsal day. Late applications will not be accepted.

Participation Tuition Per Month (April-July)

For Ensemble Ages 4-9 $95

For Ensemble Ages 10-18 $105

For Featured Characters All Ages $115

For Principal Characters All Ages $125

For Lead Characters All Ages $135

There will be a $300 re-blocking fee for any principals or leads who decide to quit the show.

Material Fee $35.00 per child due at first rehearsal (for scripts and cast shirts)

 

Bypass volunteer hours $100.00 donation
Bypass show weekend duty hours $100.00 donation
VIP Package (purchase tickets 2 weeks earlier than the general public and get a DVD of one show) $100.00

*There will be a late fee of $5.00 per day added to all late payments.
*Scholarship applications will not be accepted without the required paperwork or after the deadline. Scholarship covers tuition only. All cast members are still responsible for all other fees. 
*All cast member bios, personal ads, and one-liners must follow guidelines. All information is attached to Monday Minders or available on the Elf Band Group.
*All tuition and fees must be paid before performance tickets may be purchased.

 

Additional Costs:
You will be required to provide your own dance shoes, costume shoes, dance undergarments (including tights, bloomers, tan camisole for girls/bike shorts and socks for boys), stage make-up and hair supplies.

Tickets to the performances cost $10-$25 and are not included in the tuition fees.

DVDs of the each cast will be available for purchase for $55.

Staff:
Produced by Kristina Joy Keener Ivy
Directed by Joseph De Los Reyes

Co-Director & Musical Director Lauren Holman
Choreographed by Rica Anonas & Lauren Holman

Questions:
(626) 963-1300 or kkivy@topbillingent.org
Also please see our FAQs tab on our website

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: 14-18

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: E3

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: 14-18

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Gaston

The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.

Gender: Male

Age: 14-18

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Maurice/Mauricia

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

Gender: Any

Age: 14-18

Vocal range top: Db4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mrs. Potts

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

Gender: Female

Age: 14-18

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

Cogsworth

Cogsworth is the British major-domo of the castle who is becoming a clock. Like all of the castle's servants, he shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast. Cogsworth enjoys feeling like the boss and has no problem getting into it with Lumiere.

Gender: Any

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Lumiere

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

Gender: Male

Age: 14-18

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#2

Chip & Teacup Siblings

12 Enchanted teacups and Mrs. Potts' darling little children. They are innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.

Gender: Any

Age: 4-8

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Babette

A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.

Gender: Female

Age: 14-18

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Madame De La Grande Bouche

A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.

Gender: Female

Age: 14-18

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C#4

 

Lefou

Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.

Gender: Any

Age: 10-18

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

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: Any

Age: 10-18

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: D3

Narrators

The Narrators provide great opportunities to involve students who are more comfortable speaking than singing. 

Gender: Any

Age: 8-13

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress

The Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress should be portrayed by an actor with a flair for the visually dramatic as this is a non-speaking role. Her transformation in the Prologue needs to entice the audience into the story. 

Gender: Female

Age: 8-13

Les Filles De La Ville

Les Filles De La Ville are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. Look for three to five girls who can portray the comic nature of these roles and enjoy playing off each other. Les Filles De La Ville sing together in three numbers and their sound should mix well.

Gender: Female

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: C4

Age: 10-18

Ensemble: Enchanted Objects & Townspeople

The Servants of the castle can include Flatware, Plates, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers and any other household items. They should be able to handle a potentially awkward costume while singing and dancing in two big production numbers. These roles can also accommodate multiple ages.

The Villagers are the inhabitants of Belle's town. There are some featured solos and lines that will come from this ensemble (Bookseller, Baker, etc.). The group must provide vocal power throughout the show and dance in the production numbers.

Gender: Any

Ages 4-18

Lead Dancers: Wolves, Tavern Dancers, Can-Can Dancers

Gender: Any

Ages 10-18

Color Guard Magic Dancers

Gender: Any

Ages 8-18