Beauty and the Beast Casting Information

Kevin J Kearins and KJK Productions Presents Beauty and the Beast

Auditions - New York City

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 (Open Call)
10:00am – 1:00pm



Ripley Grier Studios

939 Eighth Avenue (Bet. 55th & 56th Streets)

Suite 307

New York, NY 10019


All adult roles are available.


Please prepare 16-32 Bars of a musical theater song showing your range. Songs from the show are acceptable in their original key. Please bring sheet music for any other songs. Bring character shoes and comfortable clothing you can move in and a photo and resume.



Rehearsal and Production Dates

Rehearsals are planned/limited and will begin on July 5th in the evenings:

  • Wednesday July 5th
  • Thursday July 6th
  • **Sunday July 9th (This rehearsal will take place starting in the late afternoon)
  • Monday July 10th
  • Tuesday July 11th
  • Wednesday July 12th
  • Thursday July 13th
  • Friday July 14th


**Tech week**

  • Monday July 17th
  • Tuesday July 18th
  • Wednesday July 19th
  • Thursday July 20th – 9:30am – 3:00pm



Putnam Valley Performing Arts Center

146 Peekskill Hollow Rd

Putnam Valley NY 10579


Saturday July 22nd à 11am and 3pm


This is a non-equity production.


BELLE (Stage Age: 18-30) Belle is the original fairy tale heroine–kind, gentle, and beautiful–but with an important 21st Century twist. She is a strong, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Belle is the moral conscience of the story, elevated by her thoughts and deeds. The maturity and depth of her character allow her to see the true beauty and spirit within The Beast, and to love him for it. This role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice. Mezzo Soprano: Low A-High F 

THE BEAST (Stage Age: 21-35) The Beast’s tortured soul is evident for all to see. He is paying the ultimate price for a moment of mean-spiritedness, and wishes beyond wishing that he could rectify his mistake. There is anger and menace in The Beast’s appearance and behavior, but increasingly we see his soft and endearing side as he interacts with Belle. It becomes clear that he is a loving, feeling, human being trapped within a hideous creature’s body. This role requires a very strong singer, and the actor must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence. Baritone: A–High F 

GASTON (Stage Age: 21-35) Gaston is the absolute antithesis of The Beast. Although he is physically handsome, he is shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, and thrives on attention. However, when his ego is bruised he becomes a very dangerous foe for The Beast, Belle and Maurice. This role requires a strong singer and character actor who moves well. Baritone: A–High F 

LEFOU (Stage Age: 18+) Lefou is Gaston’s dim-witted, servile sidekick. He goes to extraordinary lengths and suffers repeated humiliation in his efforts to please his master. The actor must be comfortable with physical comedy, and the role requires strong character acting. Baritone: B–High F Sharp 

MAURICE (Stage Age: 40+) Despite being a bit scatter-brained, there is no mistaking Maurice’s steadfast love for his daughter Belle. Kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive, he becomes single-minded and determined when Belle faces danger. Maurice and Belle sing the lovely duet No Matter What. Baritone: B flat–High D flat 

BABETTE (Stage Age: 20’s-40’s) Babette is a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. This role requires good character acting and she should move well, as she dances a tango with Lumiere during Be Our Guest. This character speaks with a French accent. Alto: C–C 

LUMIERE (Stage Age: 30+) Lumiere is the French butler who was transformed into a Candelabrum. He is light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. He has a romantic involvement with Babette. This character speaks with a French accent. This role requires strong character acting, and he should move well. Baritone: A–High F sharp 

COGSWORTH (Stage Age: 30+) Cogsworth is a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is a stuffy English man who loves perfection. This character speaks with a British accent. This role requires strong character acting. Baritone: A–High E 

MRS. POTTS (Stage Age: 30+) Mrs. Potts is a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She sings the title song Beauty and the Beast. This character speaks with a British accent. Mezzo-Soprano: Low F sharp– High G 

CHIP (Age 10-12 years old) Chip is an inquisitive little teacup who is the son of Mrs. Potts. Boy Soprano: D–High D 

MADAME DE LA GRANDE BOUCHE (Stage Age: 30+) Madame is a former opera diva turned enchanted wardrobe. Soprano: C sharp–High G 

MONSIEUR D'ARQUE (Stage Age: 25+) D’arque is the creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum, The Maison De Lune. He doubles as a townsperson. Tenor: D–High A 

THREE SILLY GIRLS (Stage Age:16-25) The silly girls are three pretty young maids who swoon over Gaston. They are featured dancers who double as enchanted objects. 

ENSEMBLE (TOWNSPEOPLE - THE ENCHANTED OBJECTS) The ensemble are both townspeople and enchanted objects. There are several solo lines in songs like Belle and The Mob Song, and many great dance numbers (Gaston, Be Our Guest, and Human Again). The Enchantress and Young Prince, the Baker, the Baker’s wife and the Bookseller are all chorus members. Four chorus members will be wolves who fight the Beast.