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Point Theatre To Hold Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast”
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • Posted April 29, 2009

INGRAM—The Hill Country Arts Foundation Point Theatre will hold auditions for “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. To audition, you need only attend one of these sessions, but are welcome to attend both.

The director, Jim Weisman, will be casting approximately 48 principal and ensemble roles for ages 8 to 30 and up. An offstage chorus of 16-20 singers will also be needed for the production. Those auditioning should be prepared to read from the script and perform a musical selection no more than two minutes long. Be sure to bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Scripts may be checked out from the box office.

Based on the Academy Award winning animated feature, the stage version of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” includes all of the familiar songs written by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The musical runs July 10-25 on The Point’s outdoor stage.

“Beauty and the Beast” is set in a French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – a wacky inventor of gadgets. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in a castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his and the “tale as old as time” begins.

Detailed audition information regarding characters and vocal ranges is available on the web site at www.hcaf.com. Go to the theatre page and select the audition tab above the show. You may also call the box office at 830-367-5121. The Point Theatre is located at 120 Point Theatre Road South in Ingram.

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