Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for our production of Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart, directed by Ron King, will be held on March 12th (a Sunday) at 6:00 PM and 13th (Monday) at 7:00 PM, at the Dalton Little Theatre.

Synopsis: "The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at thirty and facing diminishing marital prospects; Meg, the middle sister, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast; while Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Their troubles, grave and yet, somehow, hilarious, are highlighted by their priggish cousin, Chick, and by the awkward young lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail while helpless not to fall in love with her. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future—but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended," via Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Lenora “Lenny” Magrath - Celebrating her 30th birthday, Lenny is the older sister to Meg and Babe.  Maternal and responsible, she’s trying to keep things together.  She’s lonely.

Margaret “Meg” Magrath - 27. Middle sister to Lenny and Babe.  She was wild in high school, and left for California to pursue her singing career. 

Rebecca “Babe” Botrelle - 24. The youngest of the Magrath sisters. She’s maybe a little crazy, but sweet.

Chick Boyle - 29. First cousin to the Magrath sisters.  She exudes a superficial Southern charm: is self-absorbed and obsessed with appearances

Barnette Lloyd - 26. Babe’s lawyer. He’s bright and ambitious, working his first real case. He knows how to hold a grudge, and he believes in revenge.

Doc Porter - 30. Meg’s ex-boyfriend.  Recently returned to Hazlehurst, he is married (to a Yankee!) with children. 



YET Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR
Director Jessica Trivino will hold auditions April 10 & 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. if needed. Roles are available for performers ages 8-18. 

Performances dates:
June 2 @ 7 pm
June 3 @ 2 pm
June 3 @ 7 pm
June 9 @ 7 pm
June 10 @ 2 pm
June 10 @ 7 pm

Performers should be prepared to sing up to one minute of the audition song for their preferred character. The songs are listed below each character breakdown. Songs can be sung acapella or performers may bring their own recorded track. A cold read from the script will also take place. 

Character Breakdown
Four Narrators
Must be able to clearly enunciate and project as these actors guide the focus and pace of this beautiful tale.
Age: 8-18
Audition Song: Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, or the Mob Song

Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. Strong singer and actress who is able to stand up to Gaston while showing compassion for Maurice, the Servants and eventually the Beast. 
Age: 13 -18
Audition Song: Belle, Home, and Something There (Sing a section of all three to show vocals)

Maurice is an aging and eccentric inventor, but more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. 
Age: 11-18

The Beast is a young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress’s spell. Range of conflicting emotional states. 
Age: 13-18
Audition Song: Something There

Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world but lacks the humility to balance it. Strong singer and actor. 
Age: 13-18
Audition Song: Gaston or The Mob Song

Lefou is Gaston‘s equally dim-witted lackey. Lefou should be able to sing, act, and dance or be able to learn all three skills. 
Age: 8-18
Audition Song: Gaston

The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. 
Age: 12-18
Audition Song: Gaston or Belle

Lumiere is a confident, charming French mâitre d who (under the enchantress’s spell) is becoming a candelabra. He has an incessant bickering rapport with Cogsworth. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can light up the stage. Requires prominent song and dance.
Age: 13-18
Audition Song: Be Our Guest

Cogsworth is the British major-domo of the castle who is becoming a clock. Like all of the castle’s Servants, he shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast. Cogsworth enjoys feeling like the boss and has no problem getting into it with Lumiere. Strong actor and singer who can act in charge.
Age: 8-18
Audition Song: Be Our Guest or Human Again

Mrs. Potts is the castle’s endearing cook who is becoming a teapot. Strong sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out in the castle.
Age: 13-18
Audition Song: Beauty and the Beast

Babette is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life. Babette is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice. Solid vocal skills.
Age: 13-18
Audition Song: Be Our Guest or Human Again

Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe. Madame is larger-than-life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. 
Audition Song: Human Again

Chip is Mrs. Potts’s son who is becoming a teacup. Comfortable singing.
Age: 8-18
Audition Song: Be Our Guest

Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress
Non-speaking role. Visually dramatic. Actor will also be either a Villager or Castle Servant. 
Age: 8-18
Audition Song: Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, or the Mob Song

Monsieur D'Arque is the proprietor of the lunatic asylum. 
Age: 12-18
Audition Song: The Mob Song

Servants or Villagers
Provide vocal power and dancing throughout the show. Must be able to learn to sing and dance. 
Age: 8-18
Audition Song: Belle, Gaston, Be Our Guest, or the Mob Song

Email dlt@optilink.us or send us a message if you have any questions for the Director, Jessica Trivino.