this is from the audition notice for the 2010 tour. Just thought it would be helpful/interesting to see how they classify/type the roles.
Seeking--Belle: early to mid-20s (plays 18 ), classically beautiful face, her eyes shine with intelligence, seems entirely unaware of her looks, strong-willed, adventurous, and noble, a true heroine, sensitive and smart, should move very well, vocal range: lyrical pop theatre voice to an E with a very strong and clear belt;
Beast: late 20s-late 30s, 6'0" or taller, this role requires an exceptional actor (classical training helpful), who is also a major singer, a tortured soul trapped in the body of the Beast, angry, volatile, and hopeless, when he meets Belle, she awakens his warm, loving human side and is able to overcome his beastly nature to break the spell, should be handsome and well-built, vocal range: baritone to an F;
Maurice: late 40s-late 50s, Belle's father, eccentric inventor, comic, warm, sincere, and immensely loveable, devoted to his daughter, short and stout is good, not obese, vocal range: character voice to a D;
Gaston: mid-20s to mid-30s, no older, must be 6'0" or taller, very handsome muscular build, athletic, sexy with a larger-than-life chiseled face, actor must be a strong comedic farceur capable of playing a larger-than-life style, rude, self-centered bully, egomanical, narcissistic, should move very well, vocal range: big Broadway baritone with a solid F;
LeFou: mid-20s to mid-30s, no taller than 5'8", Gaston's adoring hanger-on buddy, a true fall guy, buffoon, must be able to handle physical comedy and move well, seeking an accomplished stage comedian/stage clown, must be able to sing and be able to do a character voice, vocal range: to a G;
Mrs. Potts: early 40s-early 50s, plump sweet-faced English teapot, kind-hearted maternal cook, sings the title song, vocal range: lyrical alto down to a low F sharp with a convincing English accent;
Lumiere: early 30s-early 40s, a candelabra, very charming, very suave, very French, maitre D' who fancies himself as a ladies' man, passionate, prone to dramatic displays of emotion, the Beast's coach in the love department, must have a credible French accent, must move well, vocal range: baritone to a G;
Cogsworth: mid-30s to late 40s, manic, officious English major domo, someone wound him up way too tight and he has never wound down, slightly snooty Brit, with a heart of gold, English accent required, vocal range: character voice--baritone, not much singing;
Babette: early 20s-early 30s, beautiful feather duster, continually teases Lumiere, must dance, not too bright, voluptuous, tall with a show-girl body, French accent required, vocal range: Broadway belt with a legit soprano;
Madame de la Bouche: ealry 40s-early 50s, an opera singer who is becoming a wardrobe, warm, friendly, comedic, vain old girl, very theatrical, had pretensions to an operatic career, should have an ample build, but not obese, loud laugh, the life of the party, vocal range: legit operatic mezzo to G or B flat;
Male and Female ensemble – Strong dancer/singers or singer/dancers with strong ballet and jazz technique. Most need to be able to understudy principle roles.
is it just me or are some of the vocal ranges... off?