Panto Auditions 2020: Beauty and the Beast

Auditions for Beauty and the Beast!

Would you like much more than this provincial life?
Audition for CTC’s 2020 pantomime!

“Beauty and the Beast” by Ben Crocker, directed by David Barrett, will run from X to Y at Z in Copenhagen. Auditions will take place from the 2nd to the 6th of September, 2019 (for more information, see below).

Pantomime (informally panto) is a type of musical comedy stage production designed for family entertainment. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale or story. In this case, our base will be the traditional fairy tale “Beauty and the Beast“.

We are looking for actors of all ages with a sense of fun who enjoy high-energy theatre, singing, dancing, audience participation and even some cross-dressing! Even if you’ve never tried singing or dancing on stage, we’re looking for all types of talent.

 


When and where?

Dates and times:

  • Sunday 1 September, 14:00 to 18:00.
  • Wednesday 4 September, 18:30 to 21:30
  • Thursday 5 September, 18:30 to 21:30

You will only be required to attend one audition and you will be assigned a 1-hour time slot to audition with a group.

NB: If you would like to audition specifically for the role of “Beauty”, please select between either 1 September or 4 September.

Venue:

TBD (in central Copenhagen).

If you would like to audition, please fill out the form via this link.

A personalised audition form will then be sent to your email to fill out.

For the auditions, please prepare a short funny monologue (max. 2 minutes in length, you can find some inspiration here) and a song.  The list of songs to choose from for the audition can be found here.  You will also be asked to do some cold readings from the script.

(Can’t sing? No problem, neither can the Director. But regardless of the level of your singing talents, we still would like everyone to join in on the big numbers as part of the chorus! Therefore, please come to the audition prepared to sing a song.)

Not interested in acting, but still want to get involved?

If you are interested in helping out backstage, for example with costume sewing or set building, props, light or sound, drop us an e-mail at pantomime@ctcircle.dk or fill out the audition form and mention you are only interested in the production tasks and we will contact you!


“Beauty and the Beast” by Ben Crocker, directed by David Barrett

The production will run in late January 2020 in Copenhagen (the exact venue is to be determined).

About the play:

A superb script. Packed with humour and new invention. The dame appears briefly in drag – as a man! The audience fall in love with a fast talking French poodle. Simple staging, lots of opportunities for Chorus work and a compelling relationship between Beauty and her Beast.

List of characters:

  • FELIX (A giant French Poodle. He speaks with a French accent and is a very human sort of poodle. Ideally, his costume should make him human with just a hint of dog.)
  • JACQUES (Beauty’s brother)
  • CAPUCINE (In love with Jacques)
  • MALABELLE (A wicked witch)
  • MA (The Dame. Beauty and Jacques’ mum)
  • BEAUTY (Also known as Rose)
  • PRINCE/BEAST
  • TALKING CLOCK
  • AIMEE (A castle servant)
  • REMY (A castle servant)
  • 2 ROYAL PAGES*
  • TABLE*
  • LAMP*
  • CHEST OF DRAWERS*
  • RUG*
  • CHORUS as Villagers, Wolves, Bears, Castle Servants, Ghosts etc.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals will be held from October to late December and resume in early January, and will be two weekday evenings and a weekend afternoon. Actors must be prepared to be available every evening in the last week leading to the final performance.

The director:

“Beauty and the Beast” will be directed by David Barrett. David has extensive theatre experience as an actor and director, mainly from his native Canada. David already directed the CTC’s 2018 and 2019 pantomimes, Sleeping Beauty and Treasure Island.