Chorus List for “Beauty and the Beast”

Adler, Tim
Bartter, Bill
Bartter, Matt
Bella, Bill
Bostic, Ann
Bradshaw, Jennifer
Butler, Revae
Byrom, Mary Jo
Cannon, Sydney
Cebriak, Madeline
Chandrasekaran, Mala
Clay, Kerry
Click, Ellen
Cremean, David
Cremean, Tim
Dachenbach, Laura
Dodson, Barb
Donelson, Fred
Epstein, Jennifer
Fahy, Molly
Fahy, Patrice
Figurski, Abi
Garrett, Chloe
Gebhart, Mary Kate
Gifford, Megan
Gray, Adriane
Gregory, Jeannette
Gregory, Karie
Gregory, Tom
Gregory, Zane
Heller, Abby
Horn, Cheryl
Howard, Sandy
Hughes Crandall, K.T.
James, Fran
Kipke, Melissa
Matchneer, Shari
Mauger, Holly
McCafferty, Brian
McCafferty, Cedric
McFarland, Holly
Riegler, Courtney
Riegler, Hazel
Schroen, Dan
Skamfer, Kathie
Skamfer, Kristin
Smith, Colin
Starr, Jack
Tangeman, Natalie
Vermeer, Dave
Wagner, Chris
Ward, Troy
Washburn, Susie
Weaver, Elizabeth
Weldon, Cami
Withers, Jim
Yarbrough, Cameron
Zins, Jenna

Important Announcement! [UPDATE]

UPDATE: After much deliberation, we have decided to only accept people who have previously performed with GCT to be in the chorus for this year’s musical. We saw a lot of wonderful new people that we wish could be a part of this production, but this is our last show after many years and we feel we should close it out with family. Thank you again to everybody who came out to audition.

 

For the first time at Gahanna Community Theatre, we are going to have to limit our chorus numbers for next year’s show. We had eighty-nine people audition for “Beauty and the Beast” and many returning chorus people sign up, some of whom have not been in one of our shows in several years. We currently have ninety-two names on our potential chorus list, including seventy-one women. Our previous policy has been to allow all former chorus members, and anyone new who auditioned, to be in the show, but after looking over the numbers, we feel we have no choice but to alter that policy. The high school stage is large, but it cannot accommodate over one hundred actors, including named characters. We will be discussing this issue over the next few days, looking to make the chorus a reasonable size in as fair a manner as possible. Please check back at this website, hopefully within the week, for the final chorus list.

Cast List for “Beauty and the Beast”

Belle: Theresa Knopf

The Beast: Chris Rusen

Lumiere: Will Macke

Cogsworth: Mark Schuliger

Mrs. Potts: Amy Debevoise

Chip: Emily Cremean

Babette: Lindsey Donelson

Madame De La Bouche: Kate Cremean

Maurice: George Matchneer

Gaston: Bart Smith

Le Fou: Sidney Edson

Monsieur D’Arque: Dayton Duvall

Silly Girls: Chelsea Donelson, Kristy Schoeck, Sara Tuohy

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition. Your time was very much appreciated. It was a joy to see so many talented people these last two nights and it was incredibly difficult to finalize the casting.

Sincerely,

The creative team at GCT

“Beauty and the Beast” Auditions and Callbacks

Auditions will be held Monday, October 29th, from 7 to 9 pm at Gahanna Middle School West (350 North Stygler Road). Each auditionee will be asked to sing 16-32 bars (approximately 30 to 60 seconds) of a prepared song. Please bring piano music for the accompanist. Callbacks will be on Tuesday, October 30th, at the same location. If you are only interested in being in the adult or teen chorus, you still need to bring prepared music, but you do not need to attend callbacks.

PLEASE BRING YOUR CALENDAR! You will be asked to list all rehearsal conflicts ahead of time at auditions. It is vital in casting that we know of any work conflicts or vacations in advance, so that we can work around them. Resume and headshots are optional.

Performances will be February 22, 23 and 24 at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

Director – Ian Short
Music Director – Chuck Miller
Choregrapher – Tony Ingham
Producer – Char McCasland

Roles being auditioned for (if a part isn’t listed below, it will be cast based on the auditions for the characters that are listed):

Belle (Lead) – Mezzo-Soprano

The Beast (Lead) – Baritone

Lumiere (Supporting) – Baritone

Cogsworth (Supporting) – Baritone

Mrs. Potts (Supporting) – Mezzo-Soprano

Babette (Supporting) – Soprano

Madame de la Grande Bouche (Supporting) – Soprano

Maurice (Supporting) – Baritone

LeFou (Supporting) – Baritone

Gaston (Supporting) – Baritone

Monsieur D’Arque (Supporting) – Tenor

Birdie Schedule (1/29 – 2/18)

 

Monday, January 29 at GAHANNA MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST (GMSW)

Choreography Review

7-7:30 PM “Put on a Happy Face” (Ben, Lindsey and Brianna called)

7:30-8 PM “Spanish Rose” (Rose called)

8-8:30 PM “Shriner Ballet” (Rose and Adult Male Chorus)

8:30-9 PM “Honestly Sincere” (Ursula, Teen Chorus, Adult Male Chorus called) Conrad, Kim and Hugo called if available after concert rehearsal

9-10 PM “Telephone Hour” and “A Lot of Livin to Do” (Ursula, Teen Chorus called) Conrad and Kim called if available after concert rehearsal

 

Tuesday, January 30 at GMSW

7-8:30 PM Everyone called for work through of scenes 2.6-2.8 (A Mother Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Kids Reprise, Ice House Livin’, Spanish Rose and Rosie)

8:30-9 PM Review Full Chorus staging for scenes 1.4 and 1.5 (No big numbers, just Penn Station Transition and Sweet Apple Band)

9-10 PM Work One Boy (Kim, Hugo, Deborah Sue and Alice) and Kids (Mr. and Mrs. MacAfee)

 

Wednesday, January 31 at GAHANNA LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (GLHS)

7-10 PM Work Through of Act One and Two with Principals (OFF-BOOK)

 

Thursday, February 1 at GLHS

7-10 PM ACT ONE with ORCHESTRA (Everyone called)

 

Monday, February 5 at GLHS 

7-7:30 PM Everyone called for Costume Parade

7:30-8 PM 1.5 with everyone (work the transition between 1.4 and 1.5)

8-8:30 PM Review 2.8 last scene with everyone (no music)

8:30-9 PM Work 1.9 (“One Last Kiss”)

9-9:30 PM Work 2.7 (“Lot of Livin” reprise)

9:30-10 PM Work 1.2 (“Telephone Hour”)

 

Tuesday, February 6 at GLHS

7-10 PM ACT TWO with ORCHESTRA (Everyone called)

 

Wednesday, February 7 at GAHANNNA LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL (GLHS)

7-10 PM Work Through of Act One and Two with Principals and select characters

(Deborah Sue and Alice called at 7:30)

(Gloria called at 8 PM)

(Maude and Quartet called at 9 PM)

 

Thursday, February 8 at GAHANNA LINCOLN HS BAND ROOM

7-10 PM Everyone called for Curtain Call, Music review, Choreography review and Line Through

 

Monday, February 12 at GLHS

7-10:30 PM First Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday, February 13 at GLHS

7-10:30 PM Second Dress Rehearsal

 

Wednesday, February 14 at GLHS

7-10 PM Dry Tech (Possible call for Principals and Full Chorus if need be, but we will try to make this a night off for the cast)

 

Thursday, February 15 at GLHS

7-10:30 PM Final Dress!

 

Show performances on:

Friday, February 16 at 8 pm (TBA call time for cast and crew)

Saturday, February 17 at 8 pm (TBA call time for cast and crew)

Sunday, February 18 at 2:30 pm (TBA call time for cast and crew)

December Music Rehearsals

We will have music rehearsals on Saturday, December 2nd and December 9th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Computer Helper located at 450 Beecher Road, Columbus OH 43230. It’s the building across from Graeter’s Ice Cream. Principals are called to the first rehearsal for introductions and measurements, but we will be working on group numbers those two days. A rehearsal schedule for the first two weeks will be on the website shortly with more to follow. Chorus, please bring pencils and a highlighter to these rehearsals.

 

 

Cast List for “Bye Bye Birdie”

Albert Peterson – Ben Rosen

Rosie Alvarez – Susan Wilson

Mama Peterson – Sandy Howard

Conrad Birdie – Xavier McAfferty

Kim MacAfee – Sydney Cannon

Mr. Harry MacAfee – Tim Adler

Mrs. Doris MacAfee – Adriane Gray

Randolph MacAfee – David Cremean

Ursula Merkle – Sara Tuohy

Hugo- Keaton Ward

Maude – Tim Cremean

Thank you to everyone who came out. If you auditioned for us (or have previously been in a Gahanna Community Theatre production), you are considered a member of the ensemble. Many supporting parts will be cast out of that ensemble. More details to follow soon!