Musical in a Week- Mornington Peninsula

We are soooooo excited to be back on the Mornington Peninsula with our next Musical in a Week show!! This time we will be presenting Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr!!
Beauty and the Beast Jr is a super fun show with lots of fun roles for all ages.

Our musical in a week program is a super fun holiday program where students can audition for a role in a show, they are then cast and given a script and music to learn their part from home and then we spend a week at the Rosebud Memorial Hall in the Summer holidays putting the show together and rehearsing and then perform the show at the end of the week in the theatre with full costumes, lights, the works!


AUDITIONS will be on Sunday Nov 28th at Rosebud Memorial Hall and need to be booked in advance.  If anyone is unable to attend in person we can allow you to audition via zoom or allow video submissions. The $50 audition fee will be deducted from your show fee.

There are two types of audition- SOLO and GROUP, if you would like to be considered for any part with solo lines or singing please book for a solo audition. The group audition is if you don’t feel ready for a solo part and would only like to be in the chorus. For Solo auditions you will need to prepare a song of your choice and bring a backing track (or be able to direct us to it on YouTube/ Spotify ect). Group auditions do not need to prepare anything- we will teach you something on the day!

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The Rehearsal week will be January 18th-23rd 2022 at Rosebud Memorial Hall with the shows on the 23rd, the whole week will be at the same venue so we have maximum time rehearsing on the stage – it is such a great experience to be able spend the whole week in the theatre! Students will be required from 10:00am- 4:00pm Tue-Sat and for shows Sunday (times TBA)

Price- $400 (including audition fee), balance due on acceptance or payment plans available.

If for some reason the show can not go ahead in January show fees will be refundable or transferable to our next show. If possible we will post-pone rather than cancel and cast members will be able to choose to keep their roles or withdraw.

We currently do not know what COVID restrictions will be in place in January but currently it looks like it will likely be that Ages 12+ will need to be fully vaccinated to participate. We will update as the Government provides more information but we believe this is the most likely situation.

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Character Breakdown

Narrators

The Narrators provide great opportunities to involve students who are more comfortable speaking than singing. They guide the focus and pace of this beautiful tale. These roles are non-singing, but the actors can also be a part of your ensemble.

Belle

Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. A strong singer and actress who is able to stand up to Gaston while showing compassion for Maurice, the Servants and eventually the Beast. Vocal range top: F5Vocal range bottom: G3

Maurice

Maurice is an aging and eccentric inventor, but more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. This non-solo singing role is perfect for the student who can have fun interpreting this crazy old man while conveying some very strong emotions: fear and fatherly love

Beast

The Beast is a young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress s spell. a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender and a smitten prince. Although the Beast does sing a small bit during Something There and the Finale, this is truly an acting role (and his lyrics can be spoken )Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: B3

Gaston

Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world but lacks the humility to balance it. He has to be able to sell his big eponymous number with gusto and arrogance as well as lead the Villagers in The Mob Song. Biceps can be added to the costume, but the bravura needs to come from within.Gender: MaleVocal range top: F5Vocal range bottom: A3

Lefou

Lefou is Gaston s equally dim-witted lackey. This character needs to be Gaston s foil and should double the laughs for them both. Lefou should be able to sing, act and dance. Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: B3

Silly Girls

The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. The Silly Girls sing together in three numbers and their sound should mix well. Gender: FemaleVocal range top: F5Vocal range bottom: C4

Lumiere

Lumiere is a confident, charming French mâitre d who (under the enchantress s spell) is becoming a candelabra. He has an incessant bickering rapport with Cogsworth. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can light up the stage in Be Our Guest. This role covers a range of emotions (from charming entertainer to brave soldier) and requires prominent song and dance.Vocal range top: D5Vocal range bottom: A3

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. A strong actor and singer who can act in charge. Gender: MaleVocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Potts

Mrs. Potts is the castle s endearing cook who is becoming a teapot. A strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out in the castle. Vocal range top: E5Vocal range bottom: F3

Babette

Babette is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life. Babette is happy to be at Belle s service at a moment s notice, but her true heart comes through in Human Again. Look for a good actor with solid vocal skills to handle Babette s harmonies. Vocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom: A3

Madame De La Grande Bouche

Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is larger-than-life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. The ultimate diva with a heart with an outsized personality and voice. Madame has some harmony lines with Mrs. Potts and Babette, so cast a singer who can hold her own but knows when to pull back in order to sound good with the others. Vocal range top: C5Vocal range bottom: A3

Chip

Chip is Mrs. Potts s son who is becoming a teacup. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants. Vocal range top: D5Vocal range bottom: D4

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. After the Prologue, this student may join the ensemble as a Villager or castle Servant.

Monsieur D’arque

Monsieur D’Arque is the proprietor of the lunatic asylum. Cast an actor who can believably exude his sinister personality. Although Monsieur D Arque has few lines of solo singing in The Mob Song, this is primarily a non-singing role. Monsieur D Arque can double as a Servant in the rest of the show.

Servants

The Servants of the castle can include Statues, a Dust Pan, Flatware, Plates, an Egg Timer, Napkins, a Carpet, Salt & Pepper Shakers and any other household (or castle hold items) you and your cast can imagine. These enchanted characters are the Rockettes of the castle.

Villagers

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.

A few snaps from past shows

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