Audition Workshop for
"Disney's Beauty and The Beast JR"
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Qualters Middle School, Mansfield MA

Auditions for The Young Performers Production of
"Disney's Beauty and The Beast JR"
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Mansfield YMCA, Mansfield, MA

Things to Know About Un-Common Auditions


The Un-Common Theatre Company
Presents an Audition Workshop
For Grades 1 through 6

This workshop will be presented by
Michael Hammond

Director/Choreographer of our current
Fall Production of Shrek The Musical


Linda Barbieri
Music Director for our
upcoming Young Performers Production of
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR

Also Featuring

Kalen Hughes and Georgia Rose Fraser

Director and Choreographer
for our upcoming Young Performers Production of
Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR

» New to the audition process?

» Do you get nervous before an audition?

» Do you know how to choose the right music for your vocal range?

» Would you like the inside scoop on what the creative team is looking for?

» If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you!!

Join us on
Tuesday, December 8th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Qualters Middle School,
240 East Street, Mansfield, MA

Michael and Linda will share their wisdom and experience gained from being on both sides of the audition table to teach basic auditioning techniques and tips to stand out from the crowd. Kalen and Georgia Rose will present an overview of Un-Common's upcoming production of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR. This workshop will use materials from Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR and will include singing, movement and discussions to help you make the most of your next audition.

The workshop is open to actors in Grades 1 through 6. Attendees will be singing and dancing, so please wear appropriate attire and shoes. Dance shoes are not mandatory, but please no flip flops, crocs, or sandals – sneakers are adequate.

Boost your confidence and get a leg up on your competition
by taking part in this valuable workshop!

Workshop Fee is $25 per person

Email uncommontheatre@verizon.net to make a reservation giving your name, grade,
phone number and email address. We will email your confirmation and payment instructions.
This workshop has a limited enrollment. Register early to ensure your space.

The Un-Common Theatre Company Announces Auditions
for The Young Performers Production of
"Disney's Beauty and The Beast JR"

Beauty and The Beast

The Un-Common Theatre Company's Young Performers Production is excited to offer auditions for students in grades 1 through 6 for Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR on December 13th, 2015 from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. Directed by Kalen Hughes, Choreographed by Georgia Rose Fraser and Music Directed by Linda Barbieri, this show will feature a cast of 1st through 6th graders and will be performed at the Qualters Middle School in Mansfield, MA, March 11-13, 2016.

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Step into the enchanted world of Disney's Beauty and The Beast JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature, this stage version includes music by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household (including Cogsworth the clock, Lumiere the candelabra, Mrs. Potts and dancing flatware) will be doomed for all eternity. This "tale as old as time" is sure to delight the whole family!

Disney's Beauty and The Beast JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Auditions for children in grades 1-6 will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015, from 10 am to 1:30 pm at the Mansfield YMCA BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Callbacks will be from 3-5 pm on the same day.

Audition Info:

Who: Students in Grades 1 through 6
When and Where:

Auditions: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10 am – 1:30 pm
Mansfield YMCA
40 Balcom Street, Mansfield, MA

Callbacks: Sunday, December 13, 2015, 3 - 5 pm
Mansfield YMCA
40 Balcom Street, Mansfield, MA

Time: By appointment only 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
To make an appointment email uncommontheatre@verizon.net stating your name, grade, age, email address and telephone number. We will email you with an appointment time and more information.

Please prepare 16 bars of music from a song you are familiar with (Disney songs, Christmas Carols, etc). Please be sure to bring the sheet music for the song with you for the piano accompanist. Please bring a completed and signed audition form with a current SMALL photo and be sure to list any and all conflicts on the audition form calendar. Download the audition form in either a WORD or PDF version.

Rehearsals are currently scheduled on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Foxboro and Mansfield. Not all cast members will be required to be at all rehearsals. A rehearsal schedule will be made once the show is cast. Extra and later nights may be added as the show nears production week. Cast members are allowed 2 absences only, none the three weeks prior to the show.

The production will take place at the Qualters Middle School in Mansfield, MA on March 11-13, 2016. Production Fee: $150 with a family maximum of $275 per family (includes cast t-shirt).

For those who are out of practice or would like to improve their auditioning skills, Un-Common is also offering an Audition Workshop, taught by Shrek’s director Michael Hammond and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR music director Linda Barbieri. Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR’s director Kalen Hughes and choreographer Georgia Rose Fraser will present an overview of Disney’s Beauty and The Beast JR. This Audition Workshop is being held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Qualters Middle School, Mansfield, MA. Click HERE for more information.

For questions please contact Jen at uncommontheatre@verizon.net.

Things to Know About Un-Common Auditions

Auditions for Un-Common shows are open to all those interested within the age ranges specified. No previous acting experience or affiliation with the theatre company is necessary.

An auditioner will audition with many actors and will be offered a role at the total discretion of the director, choreographer and music director. Parent participation, affiliation with Un-Common Theatre or past involvement will not be considered in casting decisions. Every performer comes with different strengths and qualities and casting decisions are made based on many factors including talent (singing, dancing and acting), look (age/height/coloring), how auditioners look/interact as a group, etc. This process is often difficult and the creative team (director, music director and choreographer) takes great care in casting the best mix of performers for each production.

We customarily present four productions throughout our season. Auditions and performance dates for these shows are:
  Auditions Show Performances  
  September Fall Production November/December  
  December Young Performers Production March
  December or January Spring Production April
  May Young Adult Production July
  May Improv Soup Monthly October - June  

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