Character Profiles

The Narrators can be cast members who are more comfortable speaking than singing. Cast who choose to audition for these roles can enunciate and project, as they guide the focus and pace of this beautiful tale. These roles are non-singing, but the actors will also be a part of the ensemble.
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Belle is a smart, confident young woman from a small village. A strong singer and actress who is able to stand up to Gaston while showing compassion for Maurice, the Servants and eventually the Beast.
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Maurice is an aging and eccentric inventor, but more importantly, the adoring and protective father of Belle. This non-solo singing role is perfect for someone who can have fun interpreting this crazy old man while conveying some very strong emotions: fear and fatherly love.
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The Beast is a young prince who was hideously transformed by the Enchantress’ spell. This is someone who can handle this complex character: a dictator, a hurt child, a hero, a defender and a smitten prince. This actor can deliver a range of conflicting emotional states. Although the Beast does sing a small bit during ‘Something There’ and the ‘Finale,’ this is truly an acting role
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Gaston is pompous and dim-witted and will do whatever it takes to win Belle’s hand. Gaston has all the confidence in the world but lacks the humility to balance it. A strong singer and actor. He has to be able to sell his big eponymous number with gusto and arrogance as well as lead the Villagers in ‘The Mob Song.’
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Lefou is Gaston’s equally dim-witted lackey. This character needs to be Gaston’s foil and should double the laughs for them both. Lefou should be able to sing, act and dance. A student who has some gymnastics training would be an advantage.
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The Silly Girls are in love with Gaston and will do almost anything just to be near him. Three girls who can portray the comic nature of these roles and enjoy playing off each other. The Silly Girls sing together in three numbers and their sound should mix well.
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Lumiere is a confident, charming French maître d’ who (under the enchantress’ spell) becomes a candelabra. He has an incessant bickering rapport with Cogsworth. Lumiere should be a strong singer who can light up the stage in ‘Be Our Guest.’ If you can handle the French accent, fantastic! This role covers a range of emotions (from charming entertainer to brave soldier) and requires prominent song and dance – a versatile performer.
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Cogsworth is the British major-domo of the castle who is becoming a clock. Like all of the castle’s Servants, he shows a fatherly compassion for Belle yet is perfectly submissive to the master, the Beast. Cogsworth enjoys feeling like the boss and has no problem ‘getting into it’ with Lumiere. A strong actor and singer who can act ‘in charge.’
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Mrs. Potts is the castle’s endearing cook who becomes a teapot. This actor needs a strong, sweet voice and should be able to convey comforting, maternal qualities amidst the chaos that is breaking out in the castle. Someone who can play a loving mother figure to all the characters.
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Babette is the maid of the castle who is turning into a feather duster. She misses the finer things in life. Babette is happy to be at Belle’s service at a moment’s notice, but her true heart comes through in ‘Human Again.’ A good actor with solid vocal skills to handle Babette’s harmonies.
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Madame De La Grande Bouche is an opera singer who becomes a wardrobe. Madame is larger-than-life in everything she does, including her singing and dancing. Someone who can portray the ultimate ‘diva with a heart’ with an outsized personality and voice. Madame has some harmony lines with Mrs. Potts and Babette – a singer who can hold their own but knows when to pull back in order to sound good with the others.
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Chip is Mrs. Potts’ son who becomes a teacup. May be a younger cast member. Chip has a wonderful naïveté that endears him to all of the Servants. An actor who can portray the honesty and spirit of a child and is comfortable trying to sing Chip’s few solo lines.
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The Old Beggar Woman/Enchantress should be portrayed by an actor with a flair for the visually dramatic as this is a non-speaking role. Her transformation in the Prologue needs to entice the audience into the story. After the Prologue, this actor may join the ensemble.

Monsieur D’Arque is the proprietor of the lunatic asylum. An actor who can believably exude his sinister personality. Although Monsieur D’Arque has few lines of solo singing in ‘The Mob Song,’ this is primarily a non-singing role – a solid actor first.
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Other ensemble parts:

The Servants

Villagers