BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Chorus auditions announced!
Seeking: Equity (AEA) and Non-AEA, dancers and singers Twin Cities LOCAL (must live or have housing and transportation within 50 miles of St. Paul, MN).
20 Ensemble Roles: See details below
The Ordway is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, ages, and performers with disabilities are encouraged to audition.
AUDITION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
SINGERS: Please submit a video performing a brief song in the style of the show. You may also use the accompaniment provided in the following dropbox:
DANCERS: Please prepare a video performing the dance combination found in the following drop box:
Video submissions, headshots and resumes should be uploaded to the following secure dropbox:
Female Identified Ensemble Dancers/Singers: 20-40. Great technical dancers who sing. All ethnicities and types for all roles welcome. Ensemble includes various townspeople, enchanted objects, and wolves. (Featured in Ensemble: The Silly Girls: 3 Females: Gaston’s admirers. Must sing and have good comedic timing.)
Male Identified Ensemble Dancer/Singers: 20-40. Great technical dancers who sing. All ethnicities and types for all roles welcome. Ensemble includes various townspeople, enchanted objects, and wolves. (Featured in Ensemble: Carpet: Male. Advanced Tumbling Skills, including consecutive back-handsprings and tumbling passes.)
Tentative BEAUTY AND THE BEAST dates
First Preview - December 6, 2022
Opening Night - December 9, 2022
Closing - January 1, 2023
Studio Rehearsals - November 1-23, 2022
Tech Rehearsals- November 25 - December 4, 2022
All performers who have questions or other accommodations in order to fully participate in auditions are encouraged to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about access at the Ordway visit: https://ordway.org/access/.
Video submissions will only be used for the purpose of casting and will only be viewed by the following personnel:
Rod Kaats – Ordway Producing Artistic Director
Michael Heitzman – Director
Robbie Robie - Choreographer
Darryl Archibald – Music Director
Rachel Murch-D’Olimpio – Ordway General Manager
About the Director, Michael Heitzman: ORDWAY: 42nd Street; Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago: 42nd Street (Jeff Award nominee, Best Director) Beauty and the Beast: McCoy/Rigby Entertainment, Newsies, Big River and Legally Blonde: Broadway Sacramento at Music Circus, Beauty and the Beast, SHREK and Disney's The Little Mermaid: North Shore Music Theater (IRNE Award nominee, Best Director), VICES (Jeff Award nominee, Best Director).
About the Choreographer, Robbie Roby: ORDWAY: Debut. Choreography Credits: Broadway Backwards (New Amsterdam Theatre; NYC), Sister Act (2020 Tour), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Tuacahn Center for the Arts, La Mirada Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO), Shrek (Walnut Street Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Hairspray (Sugar Loaf PAC), and Little Shop of Horrors (Sacramento Music Circus).
DISNEY’S: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this holiday season.
Nominated for nine Tony Awards, this family favorite title based on the Academy Award-winning animated film and the classic French fairy tale, ran 13 years on Broadway and continues to thrill audiences in 37 countries worldwide.
Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
Book by Linda Woolverton.