Auditions

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast List!!

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Directed by Andrea Andresakis
Music Direction by Tiffany Davis
Choreography by DeLynn Fairless

Bartlesville Community Center: 7pm on July 14 & 15, 3pm July 16 & 17

2016 BEAUTY & THE BEAST Cast List

 PRINCIPAL  CHARACTERS

  • Belle-Katie McCollum
  • Beast-William Kampa
  • Gaston-Amos Hopkins
  • LeFou-James Boudreaux
  • Maurice-Matthew Coordsen
  • M. D’Arque-Ian Holdman
  • Lumiere-Lane Cabler
  • Cogsworth-Ben Ames
  • Mrs. Potts-Anna Pennington
  • Chip-Gage Swanson & Eli Robertson (double cast)
  • Wardrobe-Hannah Davidson
  • Babette-Lily McGee

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

  • Enchantress-Brooke Marshall
  • Prince-Tobin Brewer
  • Silly Girl 1-Lydia Wilson
  • Silly Girl 2-Molly Pennington
  • Silly Girl 3-Katherine Lawson
  • Silly Girl 4-Kate Snowden
  • Silly Girl 5-Carlie Pool
  • Silly Girl 6/Tavern Juggler-Neveah Ashlock

 VILLAGE  FOLK

  • Bookseller/Mob Leader-Stephen George
  • Baker-Treabein Liston
  • Fish Girl-Kate Williams
  • Egg Lady-Emma Stevens
  • Sausage Girl-Brett Pellegrino (Belle only)
  • Lady with Cane-Kayleigh Ayres
  • Aristocratic Lady-Chloe Kilpatrick (Belle only)
  • Candle Girl-Samarah Robinson
  • Hatseller-Julia Colaw
  • Milkmaid-Angel Simpson
  • Shepherd Boy-Austin York
  • Crony 1-Michael Rhett Gilbertson
  • Crony 2-Silas Zepeda
  • Crony 3-Sloan Hewitt
  • Bartender/Orderly-Caleb Atchison
  • Orderly-Maggie Parrett

 Other Villagers:

  • Isabelle Ames
  • Joshua Ashcroft (Belle only)
  • Kyler Ayres
  • Sam Conrad
  • Grace Gilbertson
  • Lucas Grief
  • Neveah Hadsell
  • Ian Holdman
  • Rachel Hopkins-Tavern Juggler
  • Matthew Johnstone
  • Brooke Marshall
  • Jeremy Saucedo
  • Laine Sparks
  • Mae Tuschman
  • Bailey Willis
  • Jericah Wood
  • Emma Zhang

CASTLE  FOLK

Dance Ensemble:

LINENS:

  • Reagan Colaw
  • Elise Cone
  • Mary Cone
  • Sora Gilman
  • Isabelle Hales
  • Mae McGee
  • Brett Pellegrino

PLATES:  

  • Kessi Cabler
  • Gracie Pendegraff

FLATWARE:  

  • Kamie Ayres
  • Jackson Boudreaux
  • Asher Brewer
  • Tobin Brewer
  • Ryan Helkenberg
  • Chloe Kilpatrick

CANISTERS: 

  • Off nite CHIP
  • Emma McHale
  • Ava Pinney
  • Gianna Trudeau

RUGS: 

  • Kate Boudreaux
  • Kaylee Morris

TEA CUPS:    

  • Ben Lauritsen
  • Bella Morrison
  • Brooke Settle
  • Eli Swanson

WHISK:   Joyce Yang

SALT:  Sadie Davidson

PEPPER:  Ben Dillsaver

Archie Singers (Be Our Guest & Human Again ONLY)

  • Caleb Atchison – Portrait Military
  • Kayleigh Ayres – Portrait Sisters
  • Sloan Hewitt – Knight
  • Matthew Johnstone – Portrait Family
  • Brooke Marshall – Portrait Family
  • Jeremy Saucedo- Portrait Prince
  • Emma Stevens – Portrait Sisters
  • Mae Tuschman – Portrait Family

 Archie Mimes (SCENE WORK ONLY)

  • Joshua Ashcroft – Footstool
  • Isabella Cavaceci – Tapestry
  • Hannah Clayton – Tapestry
  • Kate Conrad – Pilaster: mirror and basin holder
  • Grace Hedglen – Pilaster: door holder
  • Aiden Kimmer – Gargoyle
  • Katelyn Lauritsen – Pilaster: mirror and basin holder
  • Olivia Orr – Caryatid
  • Brynna Townsend – Pilaster: door holder
  • Camryn York – Caryatid

 WOLVES

  • Asher Brewer
  • Reagan Colaw
  • Elise Cone
  • Mary Cone
  • Sadie Davison
  • Ben Dillsaver
  • Kaylee Morris

TREES

  • Act I, Scene 2:
  • Tobin Brewer
  • Kessi Cabler
  • Sora Gilman
  • Isabella Hales
  • Mae McGee
  • Gracie Pendergraff
  • Joyce Yang
  • Act 2, Scene 1:
  • Isabella Ames
  • Kyler Ayers
  • Stephen George
  • Rachel Hopkins
  • Treabein Liston
  • Samarah Robinson
  • Bailey Willis

Get ready for an enchanted summer with CMT’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

A note from Beauty and the Beast Audition Coordinator, Tracye Caughell

Congratulations to all those who auditioned for Beauty & the Beast!  It was a very large pool of auditioners, so if you do not find your name on the final list, remember to keep auditioning for future shows, as the requirements for each show change.  As Beauty and the Beast Audition Coordinator, I was so excited to see many repeat auditioners who made their first CMT Main Stage show this year!  The Artistic Staff was so delighted with the talent level of the auditioners that they got very creative in finding characters for this cast of 86!  You will see some characters that you do not recognize from the movie, since the Director wants to create many more animated features to the castle.  So if you see “Archie Mime” that refers to animated architectural roles that will actually create doors, walkways, and statuary that come to life during the scenes.  Mimes will have lots of fun scene work, but will not work on Music and Dancing.  Their movement will be staged by the Director during scene blocking.  Archie Singers are castle fixtures that come to life and sing during the two big Castle production numbers….think of the moving portraits in the Harry Potter movies and suits of armor that actually move.  I was fascinated with her ideas as she brainstormed all the ways to involve more kids in the show.  You are in for a real treat this summer, working with an awesome Artistic Staff!  Watching auditions each year pumps me up with motivation for CMT, as I watch each enthusiastic and hopeful auditioner vying for a role.  Keep up the good work and we’ll keep creating opportunities for you!

- Tracye

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Alphabetized Cast List

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How is a CMT Summer Musical cast?

Any young person may audition who falls within the age range of 7-17 by September 1st of the audition year.  There will no longer be a school grade criterion.  For example:  1) a six year old student who turns 7 on July 28th may audition; 2) a seventeen year old student who turns 18 on August 28th may not audition.  Reading proficiency may be included in the audition process.
To keep all casting decisions unbiased, each year CMT hires a professional Director, Music Director and Choreographer from outside of the Bartlesville area. Sometimes the Artistic Staff members have been involved with CMT before, but CMT tries to rotate or vary the staff from year to year, to expose kids to different teaching-styles. The musical Producer and CMT Board members, who do not have a child auditioning for the musical, assist the Artistic Staff in administrative and organizational duties during auditions. There is a huge amount of work that needs to be done to keep auditions and callbacks moving as smoothly as possible! No Producer or Board member who has a child auditioning for a show is allowed in the audition room during the entire audition process.
Every set of Artistic Staff hold first-round auditions and conduct call-backs differently. The first audition is almost always a prepared vocal solo. Everyone who is called back after first-round auditions does a dance audition. Sometimes those called-back also sings in chorus auditions, but some Artistic Staff make cuts after the first dance audition…it depends on the staff and the dance needs of the show. Typically there is a second-round of dance call-backs that the Choreographer uses to challenge kids for more difficult dance roles in a show. After chorus and dance callbacks, cuts are made and some people are called to read and sing for different named roles.
Throughout the process it is only the Artistic Staff who makes decisions about cuts and callbacks. In the end, it is the professional Artistic Staff that makes all casting decisions for the summer musical and CMT Producers, staff and Board members have no input in casting decisions.

The Ps of Auditions

THE “P”S INCLUDE:

Pitch

  • Choose an appropriate song for your age and voice type.
  • Bring a CD, mp3 player or sheet music with your accompaniment. A pianist will be at auditions to play your sheet music, or your can bring your own pianist.
  • Don’t be afraid to try whatever the director or music director ask you to do vocally at your audition! They may ask you to sing a simple song with the piano (ex. Happy Birthday to You) or pitch test you (sing higher or lower than your are used to). They want to see what you can do and try to fit you in the cast of the musical.

Personality and Poise

  • Smile!
  • Be confident.
  • Introduce yourself and tell the panel what you are singing.
  • Be polite.
  • Say “thank you”.
  • Show Personality in a positive way (not loud or boisterous).

Project

  • Stand Proud and Sing Loud.
  • Open your mouth.
  • Enunciate: speak clearly so you can be understood.
  • If the director and music director cannot hear you speak or sing, they will not know how good you sound!

Prepare

  • Memorize your song – you will sing for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Practice with your accompaniment music! Practice while looking at yourself in a mirror!
  • Wear appropriate clothing to your audition – don’t dress up, but have a clean and neat appearance.
  • Be on time – bring your accompaniment CD/mp3 player or arrive with your accompanist.

THE “P”S DO NOT INCLUDE

Perfect

  • We’re not expecting you to be perfect – just do your best.
  • We’re looking for YOU, don’t imitate someone else.
  • It’s okay if you mess up in your song – don’t get upset. You can even start over if you need to.
  • Don’t try to impress the judges by imitating others-just be yourself.

Song Suggestions for Auditions

SONG SELECTION

Research and use music from:

  • Broadway Musicals
  • Animated Movies
  • Disney Books
  • Children’s Music Books
  • Church Musicals or Hymns
  • Patriotic Song Books
  • Folk Songs

AUDITION SONG GUIDELINES

The latest pop songs, rap songs, and currents hits are NOT recommended for audition pieces.  Also, DO NOT choose a piece from the musical you are auditioning for. And DO NOT sing ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen (trust us, artistic staff members do not want to hear it any more!).

SONG SUGGESTIONS and IDEAS:  Listen to these and try them or others like them. These are just IDEAS of the type of songs the casting staff will want to hear you sing.

  • Any Dream will Do – Joseph & Technicolor
  • Maybe – Annie
  • My Favorite Things – Sound of Music
  • Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ – Oklahoma
  • Comedy Tonight – A Funny Thing Happened…..
  • Over the Rainbow – Wizard of Oz
  • Consider Yourself – Oliver
  • Cruella de Vil – 101 Dalmatians
  • Put on a Happy Face – Bye Bye Birdie
  • Do-Re-Mi – Sound of Music
  • Santa Fe – Newsies
  • Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat – Aristocats
  • Shenandoah – traditional folk tune
  • Take Me out to the Ballgame-Traditional song
  • Gary, Indiana – The Music Man
  • The Candy Man – Willy Wonka
  • Get me to the Church on Time – My Fair Lady
  • The Work Song (Cinderella, Cinderella) – Cinderella
  • Goodnight My Someone – The Music Man
  • This Land is your Land – traditional folk tune
  • Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho-it’s Off to Work We Go – Snow White
  • Try to Remember – The Fantasticks
  • I Don’t Need Anything but You – Annie
  • Under the Sea – Little Mermaid
  • I Got the Sun in the Morning – Annie Get Your Gun
  • We’re Off to See the Wizard – Wizard of Oz
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune – The King and I
  • When the Saints Go Marching In – Traditional
  • I’d do Anything – Oliver
  • When You Wish upon a Star – Pinocchio
  • If I Only had a Brain/Heart/Nerve – Wizard of Oz
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf-3 little Pigs
  • You’ll be in My Heart – Tarzan
  • In my Own Little Corner – Cinderella
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
  • It’s the Hard Knock Life – Annie
  • Zippity Doo-Dah – Song of the South
  • Live Out Loud – A Little Princess
  • Luck Be a Lady – Guys& Dolls

EASY LEVEL for younger kids:

  • Do-Re-Mi
  • Good Ship Lollipop
  • Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho
  • How Much is that Doggie in the Window?
  • If You’re Happy and You Know It
  • I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • My Favorite Things
  • Puff the Magic Dragon
  • She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain
  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • This Land is Your Land
  • This Old Man
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
  • Yankee Doodle
  • Zippity Doo-Dah

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