Beauty and the Beast JR. Auditions

Central Ohio Family Theatre is holding a new round of auditions to address additional casting needs for our upcoming musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.
We are holding auditions for these roles:
Lumiere – a charming French matire d’ who has become a candelabra
Gaston – a pompous, egotistical brute who wants Belle to marry him
Madame de la Grande Bouche – an opera singer who has become a wardrobe
Babette – a maid who has become a feather duster
Monsieur D’arque – proprietor of the lunatic asylum
Enchantress/Old Beggar Woman – the mysterious woman who casts a spell on the Prince, turning him into a Beast
Various ensemble roles
Auditions will be held at Community Church, 161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark, from 6-9 PM on Thursday November 30th and Friday December 1st. Pick one of these two dates to attend.
Auditions are open to ages 8-18.
Those auditioning should prepare a song no longer than 1-2 minutes in length. They should also be prepared to read from the script.
The show will include choreography, so those auditioning should be willing to learn how to dance or how to improve their dance skills!
Rehearsals will typically be held Monday and Friday evenings from 6:30-9:00 and Saturday mornings from 9:00 – Noon. The rehearsal schedule begins Monday December 4th. Please be prepared to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.
Performances will be February 16th-18th and 23rd-25th. Cast members must be able to attend all performances.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International(MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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Beauty and the Beast JR. Rescheduled

Central Ohio Family Theatre has made the decision to reschedule our upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. The new performance dates will be February 16-18 and 23-25.

There will be a new round of auditions to address additional casting needs. These open auditions will be held Thursday November 30th and Friday December 1st from 6 PM – 9 PM at Community Church, 161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark. Anyone ages 8-18 is invited to audition. Stay tuned for additional details, including a list of available roles.

 

COFT Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

Join COFT as we present our first ever musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.

Directed by Denise Morris, this “tale as old as time” includes many of your favorite Disney songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”, and more!

Belle’s adventurous heart yearns for much more than a dull life in a sleepy village. But when she is taken prisoner after visiting a mysterious castle, she may get more adventure than she was looking for. The castle’s residents, who include a hideous beast as the master and living objects as servants, are under the effects of a magical curse. All of these residents were once human and have been stripped of their humanity forever unless the Beast can learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls. But who could ever learn to love a beast?

Beauty and the Beast JR. will be presented November 10th-12th and 17th-19th. Showtimes are 7:30 PM Fridays and Saturdays and 4:00 PM Sundays. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain.

Performances will be held at Community Church, 161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark.

Tickets are $10 for adults (ages 13 and over) and $5 for children (ages 12 and under). Tickets are available at the door, and cash or check is accepted.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International(MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
http://www.MTIShows.com/

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. Cast List

Central Ohio Family Theatre would like to thank all 33 children who auditioned for Beauty and the Beast JR. Casting decisions are always difficult, but they were especially challenging with this show due to the amazing talent we saw! Below is the cast list. Please remember that our first rehearsal is Monday evening at 6:30 at Community Church. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

Narrator 1: Gia Hayes

Narrator 2: Emily Kofod

Narrator 3: Michael Miles

Narrator 4: Hope Wright

Belle: Brooklyn Morris

Maurice: James Van Winkle

Beast: Zechariah Beckett

Gaston: Joe Wright

Lefou: Giovanni Salierno

Silly Girl 1: Summer Morris

Silly Girl 2: Sophie Drake

Silly Girl 3: Cassidy Morris

Lumiere: Al Givens

Cogsworth: Ireland Hayes

Mrs. Potts: Catherine Wright

Babette: Avamarie Hedrick

Madame de la Grande Bouche: Rachel Gill

Chip: Adam Drake

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress: Grace Wright

Monsieur D’Arque: Bobby Wright

Sausage Curl Girl: Brianna Rowe

Baker – Xavier Morris

Lady With Cane: Sophee Engle

Milkmaid: Mira Forgrave

Hat Seller: Lily Six

Shepherd Boy: Israel Fraizer

Aristocratic Lady: Aleigha Fraizer

Lady With Baby: Syrenea Evans

Bookseller: Fizz Wright

Fish Man: Agnes Wright

Butcher: Elijah Fraizer

Egg Man: Adrielle Fraizer

Candle Man: Hannah Kofod

Wolves: Israel Fraizer, Xavier Morris, Bobby Wright

Forks: Gia Hayes, Emily Kofod

Spoons: James Van Winkle, Aleigha Fraizer

Knives: Cassidy Morris, Summer Morris

Plates: Sophee Engle, Sophie Drake

 

 

 

 

 

Auditions Start Tonight!

Auditions for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. begin tonight! Auditions will be held Thursday and Friday from 6-9 PM at Community Church, 161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark.

Auditions are open to anyone ages 8-18. Don’t forget to come with a song to sing and to be ready to read from the script!

 

 

Beauty and the Beast JR. List of Roles

Below is a list of roles available in our upcoming musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. Auditions are open to ages 8-18 and will be held Thursday September 7th and Friday September 8th from 6-9 PM at Community Church, 161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark. For more information about auditions, please click here or visit our Facebook event page.

Narrators: villagers who serve as storytellers

Belle: a confident young heroine who longs for adventure

Maurice: Belle’s quirky father and an inventor

Beast: a Prince who was transformed by an enchantress

Gaston: a pompous, egotistical brute who wants Belle to marry him

Lefou: Gaston’s trusty but dim-witted sidekick

Silly Girls: villagers who fawn over Gaston

Lumiere: a charming French matire d’ who has become a candelabra

Cogsworth: a nervous, English butler who has become a clock

Mrs. Potts: a sweet, motherly cook who has become a teapot

Babette: a maid who has become a feather duster

Madame De La Grande Bouche: an opera singer who has become a wardrobe

Chip: Mrs. Potts’ young son who has become a teacup

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress: the mysterious woman who casts a spell on the Prince, turning him into a Beast

Monsieur D’arque: proprietor of the lunatic asylum

Servants: the castle’s staff who have been transformed into objects

Villagers: the residents of Belle and Gaston’s village

 

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International(MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
http://www.MTIShows.com

 

 

 

 

Announcing COFT’s First Musical

Central Ohio Family Theatre is thrilled to announce our first ever musical production:

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Complete with the Disney characters and songs you know and love, this “tale as old as time” is sure to be a delight for both audiences and actors alike!

Open auditions for this show will be held Thursday September 7th and Friday September 8th from 6-9 PM at Community Church, 161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark. You only need to attend one of these two dates.

Auditions are open to ages 8-18.

The show will include choreography, so those auditioning should be willing to learn how to dance or how to improve their dance skills!

Those auditioning should prepare a song that is no more than 1-2 minutes in length and comfortable to sing a capella.  Those who are seeking a speaking role should also be prepared to read from the script.

Rehearsals will typically be held Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 6:30-9 PM beginning Monday September 11th. Please be prepared to list all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.

Performances will be November 10th-12th and 17th-19th. Cast members must be able to attend all performances.

Beauty and the Beast JR. is directed by Denise Morris with assistant direction by Joshua Miller and technical direction by Adam Drake.

Stay tuned for further details, including a list of roles. We are very excited about producing our first ever musical, and we hope you are, too!

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International(MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
http://www.MTIShows.com

 

 

 

 

Buy Yankee Candles and Support COFT!

COFT is excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Yankee Candle Company to help support the performing arts. Now through the end of December, when you make a purchase from Yankee Candle online using the link below, Yankee Candle will donate 40% of your purchase to COFT. They have a great selection, so check it out! Be sure to make your purchase using the following link in order for COFT to receive credit:

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Thanks so much for your support of COFT and the performing arts!

 

 

 

 

Dorothy in Wonderland Continues

Dorothy in Wonderland runs for one more weekend starting tonight! Catch the show at Community Church (161 Myrtle Ave. in Newark) on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 4:00. Tickets are available at the door, which opens 30 minutes before curtain. Don’t miss your last chance to see this awesome family-friendly show!