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Memphis: August 11 - September 12, 2017


So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).





Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Director: Jon Tisevich

Choreographer: Michael Lawrence Akers

Music Director Steve Parsons

Rehearsals begin August 13th and will be held Sundays – Thursdays 6:30-10:30pm 

The production is scheduled to open September 22nd and will run through October 8th; with performances on Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00PM and Sundays @ 2:00PM. There are four scheduled student matinee performances on September 26 & 27, and October 3 & 4 at 10AM.


ALL roles are available.  Please see below for a full character breakdown of roles. 

(3) PAID role available.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot and resume if available. 

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  


Dance callbacks will be held on Sunday, July 30th and principal callbacks will be Monday, July 31st.     

**Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out an audition form HERE.  Indicate your preferred half-hour time slot.

If you have any questions, please contact: jontisevich@yahoo.com. 

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702

Character Breakdown/Roles Available:

Belle (PAID ROLE)*: Female, late teens – late 20s, any ethnicity; courageous, 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: E3 - F5. *$450 stipend for the rehearsal period and all performances (13). 

Beast/Prince (PAID ROLE)*: Male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity; 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: A2 – F4. *$450 stipend for the rehearsal period and all performances (13). 

Gaston (PAID ROLE)*: Male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity; egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming. Vocal range: A2 – E4. *$350 stipend for the rehearsal period and all performances (13). 

Lumiere: Male, late 20s-60s, any ethnicity; suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant. Strong comedic actor. Dancing a plus. Vocal range: F#2 - F#4.

Cogsworth: Male, late 20s-60s, any ethnicity; a tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast’s household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual, hard-working, faithful, and thorough. Strong comedic actor. Vocal range: A2 - E4.

Maurice: Male, 30s-60s, any ethnicity; Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world. Vocal range: Bb2 - Db4.

Mrs. Potts: Female, late 20s-60s, any ethnicity; a warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. Chip’s mother. She is loyal, caring, and playful. Vocal range: F#3 - G5.

Chip: Male, 8-11, any ethnicity; an enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts’ darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed. Vocal range: A3 - F5.

LeFou: Male, 20s-30s, any ethnicity; Gaston’s bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy. Strong comedic actor. Vocal range: B2 - F#4.

Madame De La Grand Bouche: Female, 20s-40s, any ethnicity; a former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality. Vocal range: C#4 - D5.

Babette: Female, late teens – 30s, any ethnicity; a saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere’s affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid. Dancing a plus. Vocal range: C4 - F5.

Monsieur D’arque: Male, late 20s-50s, any ethnicity; 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: D3 - A4.

Ensemble: Males and Females, teens – 50s, any ethnicity; strong singers and dancers to play multiple roles including townspeople, enchanted castle objects, wolves, & others.