The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is committed to presenting the best talent Colorado has to offer.
Auditions are by appointment only. Appointments will be taken no earlier than two weeks prior to the audition date. Call the Box Office at 970-744-3747 to schedule an audition. Those auditioning should come prepared with 16 bars each of two contrasting songs appropriate to the show, a monologue no longer than one minute, and a 8×10 headshot and resume. You may be asked to perform one or all of these pieces. The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse holds open auditions for each production and is committed to hiring Colorado talent.
Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Audition dates and times subject to change.
If you reside out of state, please send headshot and resume to: Dave Clark, Producer, 4747 Market Place Drive, Johnstown, CO 80534 or send email to email@example.com
The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is having auditions for Beauty and the Beast Directed and Choreographed by Jessica Hindsley and Kate Vallee and Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate Directed by Robert Michael Sanders and Choreographed by Kate Vallee. Needed are performers of all ages and types for both of these wonderful shows.
Auditions for Adults (17+) will be on Monday June 19th by Appointment only starting at 4:30pm. Actors are asked to prepare 16-32 bars of a two (2) contrasting musical theatre songs as well as a monologue (classical to contemporary) to not exceed 60 seconds. To set an appointment click here
Please bring 2 headshots and Resumes if you intend to audition for both productions
Call backs for Beauty and the Beast will be Monday June 26
Call backs for Kiss Me Kate will be Tuesday June 27
Non Equity only, all roles are paid.
Please Note: additional times will be added if available slots fill up. Please check back often
The character descriptions are below:
Beauty and the Beast
Belle A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: E3
Beast A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Gaston The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Maurice Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Vocal range top: Db4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Cogsworth A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough. Vocal range top: E4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Mrs. Potts A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F#3
Lumiere A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: F#2
Chip An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3
Babette A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: C4
Madame De La Grande Bouche A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: C#4
Lefou Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: B2
Monsieur D’arque The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: D3
Ensemble Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople
Kiss Me Kate
Fred Graham—30-50, strong baritone, commanding presence. He is actor, director and producer of the play within the play The Shrew and plays Petruchio—he has the lion’s share of Shakespearean dialogue. He is also Lilli’s ex-husband.
Lilli Vanessi—30-50, strong mezzo soprano. She is an actress of stage and screen, proud, haughty, much like her character Katherine in The Shrew, but also vulnerable. Ex- wife of Fred and engaged to Harrison Howell.
Lois Lane—20-30, strong mezzo belter. She is an actress, the quintessential airhead ingénue but with lots of charisma and charm. She also plays Bianca in The Shrew.
Bill Calhoun—20-30, strong tenor or baritenor. He is a ne’er-do-well actor who has a bit of a gambling problem. Is a Broadway hoofer, so he should move well. He also plays Lucentio in The Shrew.
Harrison Howell—50+, does not sing. Dignified gentleman from Georgia, very political, sometimes played as a general or retired general. He is a little stuffy and kind of a hick and can have a bit of a Southern accent. He is engaged to Lilli Vanessi.
(Gangster 1)—30-50+ comic baritone or tenor. He is the archetypical gangster complete with accent. Does some soft shoe in “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” so should move well. Also appears in The Shrew (unexpectedly)
(Gangster 2)—Qualities the same as the First Man, but a bit more reserved and dryer of wit.
Harry Trevor—50+, sings in the ensemble. He is an actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca’s father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue.
Hattie—Any age, good voice. She is Lilli’s dresser, should have a good voice and charisma.
Ralph—Any age, may be featured as soloist as well. Is the stage manager of The Shrew. This role can be played by a woman as well.
Stage Doorman—Any age, ensemble.
Paul—Any age, tenor or baritenor. He is Fred’s dresser and is the featured singer/dancer in “Too Darn Hot” so he should sing and move well.
Gremio and Hortensio—Any age, tenor or baritenor. ensemble.
Haberdasher—Any age, can be played by a woman. ensemble.
Nathaniel, Gregory, and Phillip—Any age. ensemble.
Additional Ensemble—Actors, stage crew, wardrobe, etc, who sing in the ensemble throughout, both in modern day and in The Shrew. Many opportunities for small sung and danced solos. Some of the many small roles have names such as Truckman, Banker, Chauffeur, Singing Girls, Messenger and Cab Driver.
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