WOW!!! What a day!
After a 12 hour process, Mike Fister, Kathy Butz, Kathie Metzler, and I have made our selections for the cast of Beauty and the Beast. As we have said before, this is a process that is necessary but uncomfortable for us, due to the level of personal disappointment the process creates. Keeping that in mind we did everything we could to make the process as fair as possible, while choosing those individuals who best fit the production and cast.
Often an individual will feel that their audition deserved more consideration then it received. In response to that, we remind individuals that much more is considered than just the audition. Age, sex, physical appearance, compatibility to fellow performers, and personal conflicts are some of the things that enter into the decision-making process. Yesterday we experienced another major factor, a large number of individuals with strong talent. When the level of talent reaches the point it did yesterday, even individuals with strong talent are surpassed. That translates into, not that an individual didn’t audition well but someone auditioned stronger or had other factors in their favor.
We currently have 71 cast members. We are happy to say that all who wanted to participate have been assigned a part in the show. The audition team hopes that all selected will accept their roles and come together to create an amazing production.
Please review the cast list and find the role(s) you were cast in. Please accept or reject through email no later than this Sunday November 27th. The board members will be putting together cast member packets on November 30th, for distribution in December.
Thank you for your wiliness to be part of our 25th Anniversary Production of Beauty and the Beast, it is going to be amazing! May you and your family have a Blessed and Joyous Holiday Season. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in December. I will email the December date for packet pick-up.
The Beast - Brady Love
The Beast Double – Ron Dries
Belle – Veronica Bocian
Babette – Rachel Butz
Chip – Hannah Kurczeski
Cogsworth – Bob Falkenstein
Enchantress – Jessica Englert
Gaston – Scott Shander
Lefou – Devin Windisch
Lumiere – Kristofer Swanson
Madame De La Grande Bouche – Sue Matol
Maurice – Bob Nolter
Monsieur D’Arque – John Kelly III
Mrs. Potts – Kathy Butz
Silly Girly – Lauren Reichard, Megan Reichard, Vickie McKee, Hailey Falzone, Marina Falzone, & Calla Shander
Wolves – Jessiac Englert, Abby Piotrowski, Hailey Falzone, Marina Falzone, Nicholas Riedy, & Trent Herman
Lady with Baby – Kim Labezius
Aristocratic Lady – Karen DeLabar
Fish Man – Dave Webb
Egg Man – Roger King
Sausage Curl Girl – Tammy House
Baker – Tami King
Lady with cane – Linda Shultz
Candle Man – Matthew Hoffmann
Hat Seller – Trish Ninos
Milkmaid Kathy Hassick
Shepherd Boy – Jared King
Book Seller – Bob Heffelfinger
Gaston’s Cronies – Ted Williams, John Kelly Jr., Joe Kovacs, & Ron Dries
Villagers/Enchanted Characters – Meghan Wotring, Dani Burker, Leslie Heffelfinger, Tami King, Trish Ninos, Kristen Riedy, Karen Reichard, Mikayla Ninos, Linda Shultz, Karen DeLabar, Kim Labezius, Tammy House, Victoria McKee, Arielle Cantatore, Darice Hoffmann, Stacey Ziegler, Denise Kuhns, Laura Hafner, Jessica Englert, Kathy Hassick, Denise Schlonecker, Bob Heffelfinger, Ted Williams, Ron Dries, John Kelly III, Dave Webb, Matthew Hoffmann, Joe Kovacs, Aaron Falkenstein, Roger King, John Kelly Jr., Scott Reph, Jared King, Nicholas Riedy, Laurn Reichard, Abby Piotrowski, Megan Reichard, Caitlyn Ahner, Calla Shander, Trent Herman, Ava Gower, Hailey Grays, Maxine Kovacs, Angelina Dries, Rylee Ahart, Lilianna Trocki, Katie Coughlin, Taylor Blose, Hailey Falzone, Marina Falzone, Sky Bechtelheimer, Lauren DeLong, Ally Paulson, Jane Armbruster, Lyla Schneck, Brielle Matol, Kylie Toth, Kensington Matol, Serena Hurtig
Opening scene special villager – Phoebe Falzone
Tavern Patrons – All adult villagers
Please note that if I omitted anyone who auditioned and indicated that they wanted to be in the cast no matter the role, please email me so that you can be added to the cast list. This cast list will be adjusted as needed after all have responded. Thanks again for your interest in our Production of Beauty and the Beast. I would also like to thank those individuals who auditioned, but chose not to participate. We appreciate your interest and hope to see you in a future production.