Summer Youth Theatre

Now entering its 34th summer, Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre has provided creative opportunities for young theatre artists both on stage and behind the scenes. To participate, you must be entering 4th grade in the 2024/2025 school year through no older than age 21 (must not turn 22 before August 11, 2024). Participation is by audition and crew sign-up only.

Curtain Call’s Summer Youth Theatre is NOT a workshop program and is a separate and independent program from Curtain Call’s Summerstock Workshops. Participation is by audition and crew sign-up only. There is a $50 participation fee (discounts for siblings and scholarships for those who qualify), payable only if your child is cast or accepted onto our production crew.

Rehearsals are generally held Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and some weekends during the day, beginning in mid-June. Crew work days are typically Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00 or 3:00pm (occasionally as late as 4:00pm), beginning in late June. Tech weekend is the weekend before the production opens, and there are rehearsals and work days scheduled for both days cast and crew. (Tech Sunday is an all-day rehearsal (10:00am to 11:00pm) with dinner provided. Overall, the program provides over 100 hours of creative enrichment for young actors and technicians.

Our 2024 SYT production will be…

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton

Director: Christopher Giordano

Music Director: Matthew Stolfi

Choreographer: Jennifer Silverman

AUDITION & CREW SIGN-UP DATES: Wednesday, May 29 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and Saturday, June 1 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. (No appointments: auditioning actors will be seen in the order they arrive and sign in.) 

CALLBACKS (if needed): Saturday, June 1 beginning no earlier than 4:30pm. (If you are NOT called back, it does NOT mean we are not considering you for casting.)

FOR AUDITIONS: Please prepare 16-32 bars (or 30-60 seconds) of a Disney song or a similar style contemporary musical theater song you feel showcases your vocal talent (NO pop/rock). Songs from the show are welcome. PLEASE BRING YOUR MUSIC IN A BINDER (IN THE CORRECT KEY OF HOW YOU ARE SINGING IT) WITH ANY AND ALL CUTS CLEARLY MARKED. A brief dance audition is also likely, so bring a change of shoes for dance if needed: NO flip-flops, sandals, Crocs, Heelys, Uggs, Open-toed shoes, or bare/stocking feet. These types of footwear are not fit or safe to dance in. No one will be allowed to dance if they do not have proper shoes (i.e. sneakers or dance shoes).

*There is a $50 participation fee (discounts for siblings and scholarships for those who qualify), payable only if your child is cast or accepted onto our production crew.

REHEARSALS: Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm beginning as early as June 10, 2024. Some weekend rehearsals are possible during the day after July 4th (either Saturday or Sunday, but not both days). *All cast members MUST be available for ALL rehearsals as of July 15, 2024 and ALL performances – NO EXCEPTIONS.

CREW WORK DAYS:  Mostly Saturdays from 10:00am to as late as 4:00pm (some days may end at 2:00pm) beginning June 22, 2024. Some workers may be needed during the weekdays as we get closer to performance (late July) at the Producer or Tech Director’s discretion. *All crew members who wish to work Running Crew (the crew that works during performances) MUST be available for final week of run thrus July 22 to 25, Dry Tech July 27, Tech Sunday July 28, ALL dress rehearsals and ALL performances – NO EXCEPTIONS.

TECH WEEKEND (Mandatory for ALL cast and running crew): Saturday, July 27 from 10am to 2pm (Sitz Probe with Musicians and Dry Tech with Crew) and July 28 from 12:00pm to 11:00pm (Tech Sunday – dinner provided).

DRESS REHEARSALS (Mandatory for ALL cast and running crew): July 29, 30, 31 from 6:00pm to 11:00pm

PERFORMANCES (Mandatory for ALL cast and running crew): August 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm and August 4 and 10 at 2:00pm (*ON HOLD DATES, in case we need to add performances: August 4 and 7 at 7:30pm).

TEAR DOWN & STRIKE: August 11 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We’ll need as much cast, crew, and parent volunteer help as possible!

 

Character Breakdown:

 

Belle

A vibrant, courageous and intelligent girl, who wants more from life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, eager to experience life, and very open to new ideas and adventures. Must waltz and be comfortable with stage kissing with Beast.

Gender: Female-presenting

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Beast

A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his shallowness and lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior, which Belle helps to draw out of him. Must waltz and be comfortable with stage kissing with Belle. Fight choreography involved.

Gender: Male-presenting

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Gaston

The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain, determined to marry Belle. He is suave, brawny, manipulative yet charming. Fight choreography and dance involved.

Gender: Male-presenting

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Maurice

Belle’s loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.

Gender: Male-presenting 

(Non-singing role.)

 

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. Amused by his own humor, but apprehensive about the jokes and musings of his fellow house staff.

Gender: Male-presenting

Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Mrs. Potts

A warm-hearted, maternal, enchanted teapot and main house-keeper of the Beast’s household. She is loyal, caring, and playful and has multiple children who have been turned into tea cups, her favorite being Chip.

Gender: Female-presenting

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Lumiere

A suave, debonair and flirtatious enchanted candelabra. The Beast’s personal valet. He is a loyal and steadfast servant, but his enthusiasm to bring fun, life and hope back into the castle often conflict with Cogsworth’s judgment and sometimes inadvertently create trouble. Must dance/move well. Deeply French accent – almost ala Maurice Chevalier. Dances.

Gender: Male-presenting

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. The actor must spend most of their time on stage with their bodies in a confined space and their heads in large headpiece.

Gender: Male-presenting, but can be played by any gender

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Babette

An enchanting feather-duster, formerly a maid in the Beast’s household, who shares a charming rapport with Lumiere. She is lively and graceful, exuding a playful spirit. Dancing skills are essential. Like Lumiere, she speaks with a distinctly French accent.

Gender: Female-presenting

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, and offers Belle consolation in her imprisoned isolation.

Gender: Female-presenting

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. Must be good with physical comedy. Dances.

Gender: Male-presenting, but can be played by any gender

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Monsieur D’Arque

The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is dark and sinister.

Gender: Male-presenting, but can be played by any gender

Non-singing role.

 

Le Filles De La Ville

Formerly known as the “Silly Girls,” these three young ladies are all admirers of Gaston who compete with Belle for his affection. Must dance and able to hold a three-part harmony. Double as Napkins in “Be Our Guest.”

Gender: Female-presenting

 

Enchantress

Embodies grace and mystery. Sets the story’s events in motion with her transformative spell, demanding depth and nuance in portrayal. The actor must convey a range of emotions through subtle expressions and movements, reflecting both the character’s power and compassion. Actor must dance. Featured ensemble member. Doubles as Villager, Napkin in “Be Our Guest,”, and Wolf.

Gender: Female-presenting

 

Ensemble

Wolves; Enchanted Ensemble; Villagers

Featured dancers will be cast among each ensemble group for the heavier choreography. Wolves and Napkins can be pulled from among both ensembles for their dance/movement skills.