Children’s Theatre to hold auditions

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From staff reports

The Beaufort Children’s Theatre will hold auditions for Beauty and the Beast, Jr. for children ages 7 to 18 on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21 and 22 at USCB Center for the Arts in Beaufort.

Audition times for Tuesday are 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. for ages 7 to 9 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. for ages 10 to 12. Wednesday’s auditions are 5:15 to 7 p.m. for ages 13 to 18 and 7 to 8:15 p.m. for Call-Backs.

Production dates for Beauty and the Beast, Jr. are 7 p.m., Nov. 19 and 20; 3 p.m., Nov. 21 at 3 PM; and 9:30 a.m. and noon, Nov. 18 (for school groups only) at the USCB Center for the Arts.

Rehearsals will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Depending upon the role, actors may not be required to attend every rehearsal but should be available just in case. Tech week (the week prior to shows), rehearsals are every day and are mandatory for all roles.

Those interested in auditioning should arrive 15 minutes prior to the audition time to complete the registration information or download it from our website (uscbcenterforthearts.com). Bring a non-returnable recent photograph of the person auditioning. No experience is required, but potential actors must have the ability to pay attention, understand and follow fast-paced direction, and have a positive attitude.

Not all who audition will be cast. Cast size is limited. All roles sing and dance. The audition process includes vocal exercise, learning a short dance number and reading from the script or a short sentence.

No prepared monologues or songs are required. For those cast, there is a $120 per person participant fee. (Limited partial scholarships available).

Beauty and the Beast Jr. tells the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return – before time runs out.

With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, including a loving teapot, a charming candelabra, and a nervous mantel clock, Belle and the Beast find a beautiful friendship and love that neither knew was possible. Beauty and the Beast Jr., features classic songs from the Academy Award-winning film score such as “Be Our Guest” and “Belle,” as well as original songs from the 1994 Tony-nominated Broadway musical.

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