Eden Prairie Players is holding Auditions for our Summer Musical!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Directed by Stephen Houtz
Musical Director Melissa Warhol
Choreographer Brianna Belland
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a free, donation-supported, outdoor production that is presented at the Staring Lake Amphitheater in Eden Prairie.
Auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. We will open at 6:30 PM to begin checking people in. Auditioners will be seen in the order they arrive, but you can come any time until 8:30 PM.
We do not set appointments for auditions. We do ask you to sign up for a particular night.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Thursday, March 15.
Auditions are held at Eden Prairie's Central Middle School, 8025 School Road (Map).
Park in the lot at the end of School Road, enter through the main entrance, and walk straight down the hall all the way to the back of the building. Signs will be posted in the lobby.
Adults and children aged 10 and up (as of the date of the first rehearsal, May 7) are welcome to audition for roles in the show. There are ensemble parts for adults and children. There are featured and lead roles available for ages 18 and up, and one boy aged 10 to 13.
Auditions will have dance and vocal components.
Prepare 16 measures of a "traditional" show tune. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. No a cappella.
Dress for movement. The dance portion is done in small groups.
Brianna Belland, our choreographer, has prepared videos of the dance combinations that will be used in auditions. She will teach these combinations in the auditions, so it is not required to view these, memorize these, or prepare them in advance. But for those who would like to, you can view them at:
Please fill out and submit an audition form. Our audition form is an online form. You will be asked to upload a picture of yourself and a theatrical résumé if you have one. The picture can be a headshot or informal photo of just you, preferably of just head or head and upper torso, in portrait orientation. It must be a JPEG file. The résumé must be a PDF file. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form. You can return to the site and upload either file later. You will get a link for this in a confirmation email after filling out the form. If you have a picture or a résumé but cannot upload it in the required format, you can bring a printed copy to the audition. Check your calendar and enter all rehearsal conflicts you know about. Students and parents of students should check for end-of-school-year events.
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.
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.
Gaston - The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Maurice - Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
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.
Mrs. Potts - A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Lumiere - A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Chip - An enchanted teacup and Mrs. Potts' darling little boy. He is innocent, playful, and bright-eyed.
Babette - A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Madame De La Grande Bouche - A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Lefou - Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
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.
Ensemble - Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople
Rehearsals begin May 7, Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM before Memorial Day, and from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM after Memorial Day.
Some Friday night rehearsals may be called.
Tech week is June 11 through 14.
Friday, Saturday, June 15, 16, 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 17, 6:00 PM
Thursday through Saturday, June 21 - 23, 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 24, 6:00 PM
Staring Lake Amphitheater
No conflicts will be accepted for tech week or performances.
Eden Prairie Players is holding Auditions for our Children's Theater Workshop!
The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town
A one-act fairy tale by Steph DeFerle
directed by Gina Light
produced by Liz Michaelson
Who can save the children after the Pied Piper has led them away into a mountain? The stingy townspeople? The boy left behind? No! It's three unlikely heroes to the rescue - Whiskers (a slow-thinking cat), Squeak (a hard-of-hearing rat), and Chirp (a bird who can't fly). Join them as they come up with a plan and then face their fears to rescue the future of Hamelin Town and show us the importance of embracing those who are little bit different from the rest.
Where and When
Auditions will be held Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 PM. You can attend either night.
Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie (Map)
Great roles for boys and girls ages 9-15 (18-19 children will be cast). If cast, a $270 fee* is assessed for this 3-week program with rehearsals beginning July 9. Please arrive at 6:30 PM for a brief informational presentation (for auditioners and a parent) and to sign in. Auditions will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.
Dress for comfort & movement. We ask that if girls wear skirts they also wear shorts or other pants under them. Please wear shoes, not flip-flops.
Before the Audition
A parent or guardian should fill out our online audition form. Having this done in advance saves a lot of time at the auditions. Before filling it out, please find a photo of your child who is auditioning that you can upload. It should be a JPEG file. Ideally, it should be a portrait-oriented picture of just the child, facing the camera. If you do not have this as a file on your computer, please bring a photo to the audition. Also, when filling out the form, please have your family calendar available as you will be asked to mark the dates of rehearsals that your child will be unable to attend.
Click here to read the complete information about The Children’s Theatre Workshop production of The Pied Piper of Hamelin Town before signing up to have your child audition. (PDF)
Please fill out the audition form before the day of the audition you will attend.
Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 29, 2:30 pm
*For Eden Prairie residents who are interested in this program but cannot afford the registration fee. the city offers a fee assistance program. Check to see if you are eligible.
You can find information about upcoming auditions on this page. By joining our audition email list you'll receive email notifications of upcoming auditions. To subscribe to the auditions list and our other email lists, go to Get Email Blasts.