There's a bit of mystery surrounding Community Players' Summer Musical this year. Note that in the banner above, they don't mention the title. Hmm... I think we all know what "A tale as old as time" refers to, however. "Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme..." That would be Disney's musical version of Beauty and the Beast, whose title song includes that snippet of lyric. Given that tagline, plus the telltale rose, a beast head in profile and mention of a character named Chip in the audition info, I think the odds are pretty good that Players is putting on Beauty and the Beast this summer.
Here's how they describe the show:
Adapted from the French fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, this family musical tells the story of a prince who is transformed into a hideous monster as punishment for his cruel and selfish ways, and an adventurous young woman (who loves books) whom he imprisons in his castle. In order to become human again, the monster must earn the woman’s love before it’s too late.If that sounds like your cup of tea, you'll need to be at Community Players Theatre on Robinhood Lane tonight, tomorrow night and Wednesday night, starting at 7 pm, to audition. They're looking for a boy or girl between 7 and 10 years old to try out for the role of Chip, and those children will be up first within the audition window.
Those auditioning (in general -- not just for Chip) will be asked to read from the script and also learn a short dance. CP has specified that anyone entering 9th grade or older may audition, and performers cast in the show who are parents will be given a chance to bring younger children for a scene or two.
If you are interested in auditioning, you should have 18 to 24 bars of prepared music ready to sing. You should bring piano music with you, as an accompanist will be provided.
And if you have questions, you may contact Alan Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance dates for Community Players Summer Musical are July 8 to 10, 14 to 17 and 21 to 24.