2023 SEASONAL AUDITIONS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022 – BEEF & BOARDS DINNER THEATRE
‘FOOTLOOSE’
1st Rehearsal, January 26, 2023
Open, February 9, 2023
Close, March 26, 2023

‘AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’
1st Rehearsal, March 13, 2023
Open, March 30, 2023
Close, May 14, 2023

‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’
1st Rehearsal, May 4, 2023
Open, May 18, 2023
Close, July 9, 2023

AUDITION DATE
Monday, October 17, 2022
10:00 A – 6:00 P

Lunch from 1:00 p – 1:30 p

POTENTIAL DANCE CALL BACK
Monday, October 17, 2022
6:00 p – 8:00 p

LOCATION
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-3108

APPOINTMENTS
Please report to the lobby of the theatre to sign in for an audition time.

PERSONNEL
Eddie Curry, Artistic/Casting Director

Ron Morgan
Directing/Choreographing ‘AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’
Choreographing ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’

Doug King
Choreographing ‘FOOTLOOSE’

Elizabeth Stark
Directing ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’


SEEKING
Actors for the first half of the Upcoming 2023 Season, who are racially, ethnically, and physically diverse as well as inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

PREPARATION
Please prepare two contrasting vocal selections; one up tempo and one ballad. Music in the correct key. A one-minute monologue may or may not be requested. Please bring an updated picture and resume. Bring dance clothes and your entire vocal book for potential dance call back at 6:00 PM.


OTHER

‘FOOTLOOSE’
Heather Patterson King, Director
Doug King, Choreographer
Kristy Templet, Music Director
Douglas T. Lamb, Stage Manager

‘AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’
Ron Morgan, Director/Choreographer
Terry Woods, Music Director
Douglas T. Lamb, Stage Manager

‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’
Elizabeth Stark, Director
Ron Morgan, Choreographer
Kristy Templet, Music Director
Douglas T. Lamb, Stage Manager

BREAKDOWN

Footloose Cast Breakdown
Footloose Character Breakdowns

Footloose is a 1984 American musical drama film  directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, a teenager from Chicago who moves to a small town, where he attempts to overturn the ban on dancing instituted by the efforts of a local minister. The film received mixed reviews from the critics but became a box office hit, grossing $80 million in North America, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of 1984. The film is known for its music, with the song "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins.

REN MCCORMACK  –Lead character, teenager from Chicago, fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality. ETHEL’s son. Vocal Range: Middle D to high C, has solos, has duet with ARIEL & harmony. Dances well, athletic skills a plus.
ETHEL MCCORMACK  – REN’s mother, has a duet with VI – mature vocal sound desired.
REVEREND SHAW MOORE  – Lead adult character, strong singer. Beaumont’s religious leader father to Ariel. Solos and has a duet with VI
VI MOORE  – SHAW’s wife & ARIEL’s mother. has duet with ETHEL – – mature vocal sound desired.
ARIEL MOORE  – Lead character – SHAW & VI’s daughter. Sings and dances well. Vocal range requires a D with some soulish singing, ability for vocal improvisation a plus. Rebellious for a reverend’s daughter, like Rizzo in Grease, but more mischievous than negative. Dances very well.
LULU WARNICKER  – Ren’s Aunt, married to WES. Character sings but does not have to dance well.
WES WARNICKER  – Ren’s uncle, married to LULU. Character sings but does not have to dance well.
COACH ROGER DUNBAR  – Character sings but does not have to dance well.
RUSTY  – ARIEL’s friend. Several lines, some dancing. Sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines – has F and Low A. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.
WENDY – JO  ARIEL’s friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.
URLEEN  – ARIEL’s friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.
CHUCK CRANSTON  – ARIEL’s boyfriend. local “bad boy”. Doesn’t like Ren. Sings fairly well– has B with lots of A’s & G’s, sings with ARIEL with male back up.
LYLE  – CHUCK’s friend – A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing.
TRAVIS  – CHUCK’s friend – A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing.
WILLARD HEWITT  – Big guy, short temper, loves his mama. Befriended by Ren. Many lines, sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines. “Learns” to dance.
PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK  – Principal of Boumont High School, enforcer of rules. Scene with REN & WILLARD. Not required to sing.
DANCERS  – Several big dance numbers in show – any combination of the following skills are a plus: acrobatics, gymnastics, break-dancing, line-dancing, leaps, splits.


An American In Paris Cast Breakdown
An American In Paris, Description and Character Breakdowns

An American in Paris is a story of finding love, happiness, and a new lease on life. The musical is set in the City of Lights, Paris, as it emerges from the shadows of World War II. As the weight of the Nazi Occupation begins to lift, the city’s inhabitants come alive and rediscover life’s grandest possibilities. An American veteran and aspiring painter, Jerry, is still reeling from the war when he discovers the girl of his dreams: Lise, a captivating young dancer at the ballet. Jerry falls in love with the mystery girl as soon as he spots her in a crowd on the street. By chance or fate, Jerry and Lise are brought together at a ballet rehearsal, where Jerry has come to visit his friend Adam, the company’s composer. While there, Jerry catches the eye of Milo, an American heiress and Adam’s patron. To add more confusion to this love triangle, Lise is already engaged to marry Henri, a rich young businessman, who dreams of being a performer, himself. But does Lise truly love Henri? Or is Jerry, the American stranger, the man she is meant to love? And even if she loves Jerry, can Lise find a way to move on from the fact that Henri’s family saved her life during the war? Set to some of the George and Ira Gershwin’s most timeless music, An American in Paris brings both complexity and joy to the journey of Lise, Jerry, and their friends, as they fall in love, follow their dreams, and celebrate the most wonderful joys of being alive.
**Note: The stage musical’s plot differs greatly from the 1951 film of the same name starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.

Adam Hochberg
Lead Male, 20-29, Tenor New York born and bred, classically trained composer, walks with a cane; lives on the Left Bank in relative squalor. Excellent actor and singer. Piano experience a plus, but not required. Should be comfortable with some dancing, especially some tap.
Jerry Mulligan
Lead Male, 20-29, Tenor must be an excellent ballet dancer. Some tap and jazz a plus. Acting and singing experience also a plus, but please submit regardless of level of acting and singing training. Jerry is a Midwestern painter, studying in Paris on the GI bill. He is charming, ambitious, callow.
Henri Baurel
Lead Male, 20-39, Tenor the handsome child of privileged Parisians, and heir to a manufacturing fortune; he secretly wants to be a song and dance man; uncertain about his sexuality. Excellent actor and singer. Should have dance ability and be able to tap.
Lise Dassin
Female, 18-25, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano must be an excellent ballet dancer. Acting and singing experience a plus but submit regardless of acting and singing training. Originally from Alsace, Lise is very private with a profound inner dignity.
Milo Davenport
Lead Female, 30-39, Mezzo-Soprano an American art patron who is attractive, wealthy, bold, and tends to leap before she looks. Excellent actor and singer. Should have some dance ability.
Madame Baurel/Olga
Supporting Female, 50-59, Mezzo-Soprano Henri’s upper middle class, comically self-righteous mother. Olga is the grand, self-important ballet mistress, who is an innocent child behind the aggressive façade. Actor with excellent comic timing and some singing ability.
Ensemble
Male and Female, Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast Breakdown
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Character Breakdowns

Beauty and the Beast  tells the story of an unkind prince who has been magically transformed into an unsightly creature as punishment for his selfish ways. To revert into his true human form, the Beast must learn to love a bright, beautiful young lady who he has impr isoned in his enchanted castle before it is too late.

Belle
A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. Beautiful actress. Warm and caring and independent. Gender: Female Strong vocalist - Soprano with a strong belt and princess mix
Beast
A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior. Gender: Male Baritone Gaston
The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest. Great comedic timing, bravado, and physical comedy with
Lefou
Gender: Male Baritone with a deep character voice that sets Gaston apart
Maurice
Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Gender: Male Baritone Cogsworth
A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough. Great comedic timing. British accent Gender: Male Baritone
Mrs. Potts
A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. British accent Gender: Female Warm Mezzo-Soprano voice
Lumiere
A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. French Accent. Great comedic timing. Gender: Male Baritone
Chip
An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and brighteyed. To play a child.
Babette
A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. French accent. Great comedic timing Gender: Female Mezzo-Soprano
Madame De La Grande Bouche
A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Gender: Female Soprano – ability to be operatic a plus!
Lefou
Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Great comedic timing and physical comedy. Gender: Male Baritone/tenor
Monsieur D'arque
The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry. Gender: Male Baritone – sings Maison De Lune
3 Silly Girls
A trio of girls who are infatuated with Gaston. Must be great singers who can hold harmony and move well.
Ensemble – Dancers, Singers Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople




YOUNG ACTOR AUDITIONS for ‘IT’s A WONDERFUL LIFE’ and ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2022 – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
BEEF & BOARDS DINNER THEATRE

Please follow the link for more information about this audition.

https://beefandboards.net/auditions/audition-kids-2022.html




UPCOMING AUDITION NEWS!!!


SPRING OPEN CALL AUDITION
Date:  TBA
SEEKING
Actors for the second half of the 2023 Season, who are racially, ethnically, and physically diverse as well as inclusive of all gender identities, sexual orientations, and abilities.

‘GRUMPY OLD MEN’
1st Rehearsal, August 10, 2023
Open, August 24, 2023
Close, October 1, 2023

‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT’
1st Rehearsal, September 21, 2023
Open, October 5, 2023
Close, November 19, 2023

‘WHITE CHRISTMAS’
1st Rehearsal, November 9, 2023
Open, November 24, 2023
Close, December 31, 2023



SHOW SPECIFIC AUDITION FOR ‘SOPHISTICATED LADIES’
Date:  TBA
‘SOPHISTICATED LADIES’
1st Rehearsal, June 26, 2023
Open, July 13, 2023
Close, August 20, 2023


CHIP AUDITION FOR ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’
Date:  TBA


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
Electronic submissions may be submitted to:  https://beefandboards.net/2022/auditions/


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