Calling all beauties...and beasts, too

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Waterdown's Village Theatre is continuing its spring tradition of staging family-oriented material this season, with a presentation of Timothy Mason's Beauty and the Beast.

Directed by Michael Rae, the play requires a cast of ten, and seven servants for the beast, plus many off-stage volunteers.

The principal roles include Beauty, a spiritual, unselfish young woman, The Merchant, Beauty's kind and self-sacrificing father, Wayne and Geoff, the merchant's two headstrong sons, who provide macho comic relief and Iris and Lilly, the merchants' coquettish, selfish daughters.

Also to be cast: a woman as the Beast's mysterious, messenger/prophet/sage; a young man for the role of The Beast (must be both wild and gentle, noble and bestial, graceful and predatory) and Squire and Hector, Lilly and Iris's suitors - both fortune-hunting snobs and very conceited.

Mime and musical training would be beneficial for those trying out for the servants, but not essential. Musicians could also be used in the play.

Auditions for all roles take place on Sunday, February 19 from 2-7 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Waterdown.

For more information, visit www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca, e-mail michaela@interlynx.net or call 905-659-7213.

Calling all beauties...and beasts, too

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Waterdown's Village Theatre is continuing its spring tradition of staging family-oriented material this season, with a presentation of Timothy Mason's Beauty and the Beast.

Directed by Michael Rae, the play requires a cast of ten, and seven servants for the beast, plus many off-stage volunteers.

The principal roles include Beauty, a spiritual, unselfish young woman, The Merchant, Beauty's kind and self-sacrificing father, Wayne and Geoff, the merchant's two headstrong sons, who provide macho comic relief and Iris and Lilly, the merchants' coquettish, selfish daughters.

Also to be cast: a woman as the Beast's mysterious, messenger/prophet/sage; a young man for the role of The Beast (must be both wild and gentle, noble and bestial, graceful and predatory) and Squire and Hector, Lilly and Iris's suitors - both fortune-hunting snobs and very conceited.

Mime and musical training would be beneficial for those trying out for the servants, but not essential. Musicians could also be used in the play.

Auditions for all roles take place on Sunday, February 19 from 2-7 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Waterdown.

For more information, visit www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca, e-mail michaela@interlynx.net or call 905-659-7213.

Calling all beauties...and beasts, too

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Waterdown's Village Theatre is continuing its spring tradition of staging family-oriented material this season, with a presentation of Timothy Mason's Beauty and the Beast.

Directed by Michael Rae, the play requires a cast of ten, and seven servants for the beast, plus many off-stage volunteers.

The principal roles include Beauty, a spiritual, unselfish young woman, The Merchant, Beauty's kind and self-sacrificing father, Wayne and Geoff, the merchant's two headstrong sons, who provide macho comic relief and Iris and Lilly, the merchants' coquettish, selfish daughters.

Also to be cast: a woman as the Beast's mysterious, messenger/prophet/sage; a young man for the role of The Beast (must be both wild and gentle, noble and bestial, graceful and predatory) and Squire and Hector, Lilly and Iris's suitors - both fortune-hunting snobs and very conceited.

Mime and musical training would be beneficial for those trying out for the servants, but not essential. Musicians could also be used in the play.

Auditions for all roles take place on Sunday, February 19 from 2-7 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Waterdown.

For more information, visit www.villagetheatrewaterdown.ca, e-mail michaela@interlynx.net or call 905-659-7213.