Backstage holding auditions for Beauty & the Beast in Breckenridge |

Backstage holding auditions for Beauty & the Beast in Breckenridge

CAITLIN ROW summit daily news

BRECKENRIDGE – The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge is casting for its Labor Day production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Breckenridge Theatre on April 25. Auditions will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children (ages 5 and up) will be seen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and adults will audition from 2-5 p.m. Participants must sing a chorus from “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Everyone should wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to learn a short dance combination from the show. Optional cold readings from the script will be done upon request. Bring a headshot and resume if possible. Auditions are by appointment only – call (970) 453-0199 to reserve a spot. There are roles for actors, singers, dancers, and non-singers in the production. “We are especially looking to cast young men ages 12 and up who can move well and would play wolves and castle creatures,” according to the press release.Families are encouraged to audition and all positions are available. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this is the modern classic Disney film realized in an exciting stage version. In a French provincial town, beautiful Belle lives with her father – a dotty inventor. When her father fails to return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an enchanted castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his, and the “tale as old as time” begins. How Belle tames the unfortunate beast and his redemption and ultimate transformation into a handsome prince continues to enthrall audiences of all ages. The Backstage production is directed by Christopher Willard, the musical direction is by Mary Gottlieb and choreography is by Kathy Kautz. The show will premiere on Labor Day weekend and perform Septe. 3-6 at the Riverwalk Center Amphitheater in Breckenridge. Rehearsals are scheduled for weekends in August. Proceeds from the production will fund arts scholarships for Summit County youth.

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