Theatre Bristol Announces Auditions for “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” March 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12

Roles available for men, women, and children in the Disney musical version of this tale as old as time

beauty_and_the_beast_auditionsBristol announces March 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12 auditions for its upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on June 16-25 at the Paramount Center for the Arts.

Veteran and novice actors are invited to audition at Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol, TN. Roles are available for young and old, men and women, and there are opportunities to serve on the production crew. Doors will open 30 minutes before the first audition on each of these dates:

Saturday, March 4: 9:30 Children and 10:30 Adults (ages 14 and up)
Sunday, March 5: 1:30 Children and 2:30 Adults (ages 14 and up)
Monday, March 6: 6:00 Children and 7:00 Adults (ages 14 and up)
Saturday, March 11: 9:30 Children and 10:30 Adults (ages 14 and up)
Sunday, March 12: 1:30 Children and 2:30 Adults (ages 14 and up)
Callbacks are March 14. Casting calls will be made March 17 & 18.

The audition will consist of singing, reading, and dancing. For the singing portion, no preparation is necessary as musical pieces will be provided, but prepared material will also be welcome. Audition time will include cold readings and simple choreography (close-toed shoes are required). For important details on preparation and auditions for children and adults, please be sure to visit www.theatrebristol.org/audition.

Anyone interested in being a part of the production crew may contact Theatre Bristol at info@theatrebristol.org, or be present at any of the audition times.

Directing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be highly respected and talented actor/director, Theatre Bristol veteran Glenn Patterson (The Music Man, Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miracle on 34th Street).

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast includes favorite songs with music composed by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, as well as songs by Menken and Tim Rice, with book by Linda Woolverton telling the “tale as old as time” of Belle and the Beast. The production is based on the Academy Award-winning animation and then originally directed by Robert Jess Roth and produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Belle’s ability to see the heart provides a chance for the Beast’s curse to end, and the castle inhabitants show their hospitality, entertaining for their very humanity with humor and beautiful music. Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as part of its family-friendly 52nd season!

Theatre Bristol’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will open June 16 and run for two weekends with evening and matinee performances at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Tickets will be available online at the Paramount Center for the Arts website.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI, www.mti.com.

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee and now celebrating its 52nd season. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.