Black Box Theatre Company

Beauty and the Beast Jr Featured Cast Auditions | February 8, 2024

February 8

6:00 PM - 8:45 PM at Black Box

Featured Cast and Movement auditions are for students who have already signed up to participate in Beauty and the Beast Jr. If chosen for a featured role, an additional $50 will be due by March 1st. There is no additional charge if chosen for Movement ensemble.

For FC auditions, please prepare 16-32 bars (about 30-60 seconds) of a musical theatre song that best showcases your singing ability. Please DO NOT sing anything from Beauty and the Beast Jr. Students should bring an instrumental/karaoke version of their song on a phone to be plugged into our sound system. Please DO NOT sing a cappella or with background vocals. We need to see your ability to stay on pitch with music and not have vocals that you are following.

Students should also prepare a 30-60 second monologue that best showcases their acting ability. Please DO NOT use material from Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Audition Info

During auditions, students will be asked to read scenes as different characters from the show. Students are being considered for ALL parts, regardless of which roles they read for during auditions. Students should be prepared to read for any character in any scene.

You can view the scenes we will use during auditions here: [Side 1] [Side 2] [Side 3] [Side 4]

Students interested in auditioning for Beast should be prepared to sing the following cut of “If I Can’t Love Her.”
Vocals | Karaoke

Students interested in auditioning for Belle should be prepared to sing the following cut of “Home.”
Vocals | Karaoke

Students interested in auditioning for Lumiere should be prepared to sing the following cut of “Be Our Guest.”
Vocals | Karaoke

Students interested in auditioning for Mrs Potts should be prepared to sing the following cut of “Beauty and the Beast.”
Vocals | Karaoke

Students interested in auditioning for LeFou should be prepared to sing the following cut of “Gaston.”
Vocals | Karaoke

Character Breakdowns

*Denotes that the character requires an additional $50 featured cast fee.

A flex character can be played by either gender.

Single/Double/Triple casting will be done at the discretion of the directing team.

Belle* (Female) – Intelligent and kind, Belle is a natural beauty, but the townspeople are bewildered by her fondness for books and her independent personality. Belle confidently stands up to Gaston and the Beast but shows immense compassion for her father, the Servants, and eventually, the Beast himself.

Beast* (Male) – The Beast is the master of the castle who was transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. A complex character: a dictator, a defender, and a smitten prince. He is hot-tempered and commanding but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.

Lumiere* (Flex) – A self-confident and charming French maître d’ who (under the Enchantress’ spell) is becoming a candelabra. Lumiere is a loyal servant with a larger-than-life personality.

Cogsworth* (Flex) – Cogsworth is the English major-domo of the castle who is becoming a mantle clock. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.

Mrs. Potts* (Female) – The castle’s endearing cook who has been enchanted to become a teapot, Mrs. Potts is strong but sweet and maintains a comforting, maternal air amidst the chaos breaking out at the castle.

Madame de la Grande Bouche* (Female) – A former opera star-turned-enchanted wardrobe, she is caring and refined, if not a bit of a diva.

Chip* (Flex) – Mrs. Pott’s darling little boy who is enchanted to become a teacup. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.

Babette* (Female) – Babette is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life almost as much as she misses being human. She is beautiful, playful, and bold.

Gaston* (Flex) – Gaston is pompous, 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 for it to be charming rather than brutish and rude.

LeFou* (Flex) – Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.

Maurice/Maureen* (Flex) – Belle’s loving, eccentric father/mother. A child at heart and an avid inventor.

Les Filles (Female) – A group of giggly girls who are in love (*ahem* obsessed) with Gaston.

Narrators (Flex) – A group of strong actors who guide the focus and pace of the story.

Monsieur/Madame d’Arque (Flex) – The dark owner of the lunatic asylum. They are a scheming and sinister villain who aids Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.

Beggar Woman/Enchantress (Female) – A non-speaking role, this actor will portray a crucial part of the story through physicality and movement.

Baker (Flex) – A busy baker who needs baguettes more than the details of Belle’s silly stories.

Bookseller (Flex) – The friendly owner of the bookshop who supports Belle’s reading habits.

Aristocratic Lady, Lady with Cane, Lady with Baby, Sausage Curl Girl, Candle Seller, Fishmonger, Hatseller, Egg Seller, Milkmaid, Shepherd Boy, Butcher (Flex) – Soloists during the opening number.