All auditions held in Walker theatre. Actors audition in the order they arrive. Those auditioning should prepare a song in their key and be ready for any movement portion of the audition that the Director may require. Must be 8+ yrs to audition. Actors must complete an Audition Form.pdf


AUDITIONS | Wednesday, May 15 | 6:00-8:00 p.m., and  Saturday, May 18 | 1:00-4:00 p.m.
SHOW DATES | July 18-20 & 25-27 | 7:00 p.m., and July 21, 28 | 2:00 p.m. 

Open auditions for our 30th production, ‘Disney’s: Beauty and the Beast’, will be held in the Walker Fine Arts theatre at Patrick Henry Community College on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2018.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costuming and visual splendor! It also creates a family-friendly atmosphere that is sure to delight children while still engaging grown-ups. Directed by our Summer 2019 Artist in residence, Justin Hall.   

There will be a total of 40 rehearsals (tentatively) beginning Tuesday, May 27. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays in the Walker Fine Arts theatre. The Director will set weekend rehearsals and work sessions as needed. Please note that by auditioning, you are obligating yourself to a considerable rehearsal and performance process. We are unable to work around conflicts during the tech and performance timeline effective: July 13-21 & 24-28, 2018.

Please be certain that you are willing and able to make this commitment. 

CASTING | Beauty and the Beast is an ensemble musical with many opportunities for doubling parts. It features numerous roles with speaking parts and solos, and a large chorus of familiar and fun characters for actors of all ages.

Beauty and the Beast features many speaking parts and featured roles with lines and solos:

  • Belle, a young woman from a provincial town
  • The Beast, master of the castle who used to be a prince
  • Maurice, an inventor and Belle’s father
  • Gaston, a pompous and dim-witted “ladies man”
  • Lefou, a dim-witted lackey to Gaston
  • Monsieur D’ Arque, proprietor of the lunatic asylum
  • Cogsworth, an English major-domo of the castle who is transformed into a mantle clock
  • Lumiere, a French Maître d’ transformed into a candelabra
  • Babette, a maid transformed into a feather duster
  • Mrs. Potts, a cook transformed into a teapot
  • Chip, Mrs. Pott’s son, transformed into a teacup
  • Madame De La Grande Bouche, an opera singer transformed into a wardrobe

Other Roles:

  • Narrator
  • Young Man, selfish prince
  • Old Beggar Woman, an enchantress in disguise
  • Townspeople of all ages
  • Many servants, including flatware, dishes, napkins, etc.

For more information contact our Artistic Director, Devin Pendleton, at dpendleton@patrickhenry.edu or (276) 656.0244.

“This epic large-scale production is a wonderful opportunity that will bring our entire community together for family theatre at its best!” – Artistic Director, Devin Pendleton