Beauty & the Beast


Directed by Michael mCkEON



United Church

30 Common Street, Walpole

May 12, 2018

12:45-1:00pm Registration

1:00pm- 3:30pm Auditions

3:45- 5:00 Call Backs

Friday, July 21 at 7pm

Saturday, July 22 at 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, July 23 at 2pm

Friday, July 27 at 10am & 7pm

Saturday, July 28 at 2pm & 7pm

Audition Information

Individuals ages 10-20 are eligible to audition for this family production.  Actors/actresses should plan on staying for the duration of the audition, although some may be released at 3:30pm. Those auditioning will be asked to recite a short monologue (does not need to be memorized) and read from the script. No prior experience is necessary

Rehearsals are Sundays (late afternoon), Tuesday evenings, and some Thursday evenings. Be prepared to let WCT know of any vacations and/or schedule conflicts at registration.  
If this is your first time auditioning for WCT, please bring a small picture of yourself.
Audition forms can be filled out and brought to auditions.  Auditions will consist of recitation of a short monologue and cold readings. 

Please bring with you to auditions:
  • Completed audition form
  • Photograph of the youth auditioning (does not need to be a head shot)  
  • Your schedule of commitments or vacations that may conflict with rehearsals

For more information email Peter McElhinney at [email protected]

Story Synopsis

As punishment for rebuffing a powerful witch, a selfish prince becomes a true ’beast’ until someone will love him for himself. Many years later, a poor widow stumbles onto the castle and innocently plucks a forbidden rose. The Beast sentences her to death, but first allows her to return home and bid farewell to her family. There we meet her two unpleasant daughters, Isabel and Marguerite, and her  nasty sons-in-law, Greedo and Graspo. They hear her story and think she’s insane. But her third
daughter, Beauty, agrees to go to the castle and stay with the Beast if her mother’s life is spared. When Beast kindly permits Beauty to return home briefly, Graspo and Greedo sneak into the castle, hoping to steal a treasure. In a wildly funny and exciting scene, not only do they fight the Beast, they fight the furniture! With the aid of an enchanted mirror, Beauty sees that Beast doubts her love for him and she returns to the castle. Her love restores Beast to his true form and happiness reigns.

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama, Inc., Denver Colorado


Upcoming Events

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Saturday, Jul 21 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Sunday, Jul 22 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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