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Auditions coming November 12-14 at FUMC-Coppell!

First United Methodist Church of Coppell is proud to present the smash, long-running Disney Broadway musical “Beauty and the Beast,” February 28, March 1 & 2, 2019. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costuming and sets with—of course—a bit of Disney magic throughout. So we invite you to “Be Our Guest” and audition for this great show!

Auditions are open for all students in grades 6-12; you do not need to be a resident of Coppell, a student in Coppell ISD, or even a member of First United Methodist church to audition—all students in grades 6-12 are welcome! Auditions will be held at First United Methodist Church of Coppell in the Sanctuary and Choir Room, located at 420 S. Heartz Road in Coppell, on Thursday or Friday (you only need to attend one day), November 29 or 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Callbacks will be Saturday, December 1, at 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Choir Room. There will then be two rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary to distribute scripts & music as well as do a read-through and chorus rehearsals.

This will be another great show in Coppell by the musical team at First United Methodist Church, including Ricky Mitchell, musical director/producer; Emily Baker, Stage Director; Whitney Bollinger, Choreographer; Erin Baker, Vocal Coach; and Sylvia Pollard, Sets and Lighting Designer/Creator. 

Previous shows by this team include Disney’s “Mary Poppins;” “Seussical the Musical;” Disney’s “The Little Mermaid;” and Broadway’s “Cinderella.” There will then be two rehearsals on Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary to distribute scripts & music as well as do a read-through and chorus rehearsals.

Full rehearsals will begin Monday, January 7, 2019.

All roles are open! Those auditioning will be asked to vocalize and possibly read from parts of the script. All students auditioning are asked to bring and submit school, church, Scout, and other conflicts for the months of January and February. If possible, please bring a prepared song (a pianist will not be available). Vocal selections with accompaniment to any song from “Beauty and the Beast” will be available for your use if you wish, and you may contact Ricky Mitchell for more information to get this music.

In addition, we always need help with the stage crew, lighting/spotlight crew, set building, painting, house management, concessions, and more! You do not need to audition, but contact Ricky Mitchell if you are interested in one of these areas.

Please contact Ricky Mitchell at 214-793-9520 (call/text) or richardmitchell1212@tx.rr.com for more information or if you have any questions.