Fall 2018- AUDITIONS for Beauty and the Beast - The Broadway Musical

 Director/Choreographer:   Larry Watts  Music Director:  Kathleen Sullivan  Music by:   Alan Menken  Lyrics by:   Howard Ashman and Tim Rice  Book by:   Linda Woolverton  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684   www.MTIShows.com

Director/Choreographer:  Larry Watts
Music Director: Kathleen Sullivan
Music by:  Alan Menken
Lyrics by:  Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by:  Linda Woolverton

is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

Tuition-based musical theatre program - scroll to the bottom for tuition.

Students are taught all aspects of musical theatre, including:

  • Vocal technique and harmonies
  • Acting and character development
  • Dancing and choreography
  • Leadership and team work - for example, cast members are given appropriate levels of responsibility for moving set pieces, managing costumes and props, and participating in group discussions with our directors to foster theatre education and team-building.

Recommended Ages:
6 - adult; all experience levels welcome.

All who audition will be cast in the show.  Typical cast size is 30 - 40.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm*

Additional time-slots added on Saturday, September 8 from 11:00am - 12:00pm.

* To help minimize the time you need to spend at the audition, we have created a sign-up schedule in half-hour increments - 6 audition slots every 30 minutes.

Maximum audition song length needs to be 1 - 2 minutes.

To sign-up for your audition time slot -  Click here 

Bring these forms with you to the audition (we will also have blank forms available at the audition).

Audition Form - Click here to download
Conflict List - Click here to download

Scroll down for details regarding the audition process.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 (by invitation only), 12:00pm - 5:00pm. 

Location for Audition, Callback & Rehearsals: First Baptist Church of Palos Verdes, 28 Moccasin Lane, Rolling Hills Estates.

First Rehearsal:
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10am - 4:00pm. 

Saturdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm for full cast

  • Actual call times for individual cast members will vary depending on the scenes being rehearsed. A detailed schedule with specific call times will be distributed after casting has been completed.

Wednesdays*, 6:00pm - 8:30pm for principals and small groups as needed.

  • Cast members may not be called every Wednesday. Actual call times for individual cast members will vary depending on the scenes being rehearsed. 

* Full cast will be called to Wednesday rehearsals during last few weeks of rehearsal to run-through the entire show.

  • In the event that we fall behind schedule due to excessive cast member absences, additional rehearsals may be added for the full cast. We have tentatively scheduled these additional rehearsals on Sunday, November 4 and Sunday, November 11 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.

Tech Week: 
Tech rehearsals at the theatre are on Tuesday, November 13, Wednesday, November 14, and Thursday, November 15, 5:00 - 9:00pm.

Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm
Saturday, November 17 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Tech & Performance Location:
James Armstrong Theatre, Torrance Cultural Arts Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance

Audition & Callback Process:  

  • Everyone who auditions will be cast in the show.  The average cast size of recent shows has been 30 - 40 cast members.
  • Fill out an Audition Form and Conflict List and bring with you to the audition.
    • List all conflicts that you have with the rehearsal schedule; casting is based, in part, on cast member availability. Missing rehearsals has a negative impact on the cast and the rehearsal schedule.
  • Bring a song of your choice that showcases your voice and performance abilities the best.  Maximum song length should be 1 - 2 minutes maximum, so pick the best sections of the song to demonstrate your singing abilities.
    • Choose a song that is similar to the music from the show. For example, for this show, songs from other Disney musicals would be a good choice.
    • Sheet music is strongly preferred by our directors and an accompanist will be available; however, music on CD or MP3 is acceptable.
      • Sheet music should be prepared for the accompanist:
      • MP3 music should be downloaded onto your playing device (smart phone, Ipad, etc.) and ready to play.
    • No acappella please.  
    • Young children who are new to theatre may have a parent come with them inside the audition room. If your child is too nervous to sing a prepared audition song, our music director may ask your child to sing along with some basic piano chords and/or a simple melody.
  • There will be no dance audition; you may leave after your singing audition.  
  • Callbacks are by invitation only; you may be invited to participate in the callback process at the audition or via email. Some casting decisions can be made at the audition, so some may be cast into roles without needing to participate in the callback process.
  • Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script, and you may be asked to sing portions of songs from the show.  Our music director will work on the songs as a group and then you will be given the chance to sing individually.   Prior to the callbacks, you should become familiar with the show and the music.  You can find the script, soundtrack and performances of the Broadway version of the show on the internet (there are several high school and college versions of the show on YouTube). Note: the Broadway version of the musical may differ from the movies.
  • The cast list will be sent to everyone via email prior to the first rehearsal; please allow a few days.  Our directors do their best to cast the show in a way that maximizes the talents and abilities of the individual cast members, as well as to create the most realistic cast of characters.  This takes many factors into consideration including height, age, look, sound, chemistry amongst other characters, and much more.  When casting lead roles, preparedness, maturity, self-discipline, demonstrated ability to take direction, and respect towards the directors and fellow cast members are taken into account.  Leads are considered leaders not stars at SBC.

Registration and Tuition Information:

  • Tuition based program - price includes all rehearsal materials (script, music tracks), costume(s) and costume cleaning fees.  All other costs are optional, such as souvenir t-shirt, show photos and video, program ads, tickets, etc.
  • SBC is an approved vendor with Sky Mountain Charter School, Inspire, and Excel Academy.
  • Registration and Tuition are due no later than the first rehearsal on Saturday, September 15. 
  • Early registration discount if you sign-up and pay by Saturday, September 8.
    • Child 1 $595 / $625 after Sept. 8
      Child 2 $495 (sibling) / $525 after Sept. 8
      Child 3 $395 (sibling) / $425 after Sept. 8
      Adult Participant (no children in show) $595 / $625 after Sept. 8
      Parent 1 $295 / $325 after Sept. 8            
      Parent 2 $295 / $325 after Sept. 8

  • Limited scholarships and payment plans available - please contact SBC at southbayconservatory@gmail.com to request an application.  Don't let money stand in your way of joining the cast of this exciting musical - let's talk!
  • Registration Forms and Online Registration - click here

Non-Discrimination Policy: The South Bay Conservatory is a non-profit organization. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, ethnic origin or religious belief in its admission, retention, student aid, scholarships or other policies.

The South Bay Conservatory reserves the right to remove a cast member whose behavior is unmanageable and detrimental to fellow cast mates and the production as a whole.

Questions?  Please feel to contact us - we'd love to talk with you!

Phone: (424) 262-9722
Email: SouthBayConservatory@gmail.com