Director of Marketing
CFCARTS ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST: IN CONCERT
The organization-wide show includes inclusive roles in a continued effort to make the arts accessible for all.
ORLANDO, FL. (February 16, 2023) – Central Florida Community Arts announces auditions for Disney’s Beauty & The Beast: In Concert, a collaborative performance that will bring together members from across the organization to tell the classic story. The cast and audience will have lots to love about this concert version of the “tale as old as time.” The show will feature the innovative inclusion of CFCArts members to represent each of the organization’s program areas.
“This production highlights our values of inclusivity and accessibility on so many levels,” said Vice President of Creative & Production Justin Muchoney. “We are so excited to share all that makes CFCArts unique and wonderful. Bringing together our members – from our Community Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Big Band alongside our Youth Theatre, Youth Orchestra, and UpBeat! Theatre Troupe – will enable us to tell this story with joy and collaboration. We can’t wait for patrons and members alike to create and experience it together!”
CFCArts is building an enthusiastic, inclusive, and diverse cast of non-equity actors for this production. As we strive to make sure this cast represents our whole community, CFCArts encourages everyone to submit for any and all roles that are of interest to them, regardless of how they have previously or traditionally been seen or cast.
This audition cycle includes 11 principal roles – Belle, Beast, Gaston, Maurice, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Chip, Babette, Madame de la Grande Bouche, and Lefou – but there will be more opportunities for dancers, youth performers, and ensemble actors announced at a later date.
This first round of casting will be conducted through video submissions only. If interested, please fill out the form at CFCArts.com/Beauty-Auditions. Submissions are open from now through Friday, March 17, 2023.
Character descriptions, the audition form, guidelines, and important dates are available on the CFCArts website. The website also includes contact information if additional assistance is needed.
Actors must be available for regular rehearsals in July and August and the performance week September 3-9.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: In Concert! Inspired by the Academy Award-winning animated feature and based on the international Broadway sensation, the stage version includes all of the timeless songs written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus new tunes by Alan Menken and Tim Rice.
In true CFCArts style, this spectacular concert version of the beloved fairytale will bring together hundreds of CFCArts members from across programs to craft the classic story of adventure, curses, and love, transporting you into the magic!
Those interested in participating in Disney’s Beauty & the Beast: In Concert without auditioning or in non-acting capacities will find opportunities through other CFCArts programs or by volunteering. CFCArts invites the Central Florida community to “be our guest” and experience a magical night of music, theatre, and community. Tickets are on sale at CFCArts.com/Beauty.
ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ARTS
Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is a nonprofit organization that exists to build and serve the community through the arts. Besides producing seasonal concerts, the heartbeat of CFCArts is to give back to the community by providing affordable arts experiences for all ages and abilities. Visit CFCArts.com for more information.