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AUDITION MATERIAL: (Memorization is not required)
I didn’t escape, he let me go. He’s not terrible. In the beginning I was so frightened. I thought it was the end of everything. But somehow, things changed. He’d never hurt anyone. I know he’s frightful… but he’s really kind and gentle. He’s my friend. He’s not the monster, Gaston! You are!
I’ll show you to your room. You follow me! This is your home now. You’re free to go anywhere you like… except the west wing. It’s forbidden! You are never to set foot there…. Do you understand?!? This is your room. If you need anything, my servants will attend you. And one more thing: you will join me for dinner. That is not a request!
Sweet princess, if through this wicked witch’s trick,
A spindle should your finger prick…
A ray of hope there still may be ,
In this, the gift I give to thee.
The fateful prophecy you’ll keep,
But not forever stay you in sleep.
From this slumber beauty wakes,
When true love the horrid spell breaks.
Well… it we’re going to have a wedding, I guess I’d better propose to the bride. Belle, this is the day your dreams come true. Picture this. A rustic hunting lodge. My little wife massaging my feet while the strapping boys play on the floor with the dogs. We’ll have six or seven. Boys, not dogs. So Belle, what’ll it be?
In a faraway land, long ago, there lived a King and his fair Queen. Many years they had longed for a child, and finally their wish was granted. A daughter was born, and they called her Aurora. Yes, they named her after the dawn, for she filled their lives with sunshine. Then a great holiday was proclaimed throughout the land, so that all of high or low estate could pay homage to the infant Princess.
Listen well, all of you. Look on the precious babe and hear my words. The princess shall grow in wisdom and beauty. She shall be beloved by all who know her. Peoples, animals and nature will treat her kindly, and be treated kindly by her. But… before the sun sets on her 16th birthday, she shall prick her finger - on the spindle of a spinning wheel - and sleep - for a thousand years! When she wakes, everyone and everything she grew to love will be gone. She will be so alone she will wish she had never waken.
An old beggar woman came to the castle asking the Prince for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the Prince turned the old woman away. She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart.
Who shouts, “Run from this dragon”? Nay, friends, be not afraid. Stay and you may be cooked well done. Run and you may be safe. But how sad your days will be, knowing you let Aurora and Phillip fight alone. You’ll trade those days for one chance, just one chance, to stand with us again. They will tell stories of us. We few; we happy few. We who stand together and say, “We will not go quiet into the night! We will not give up without a fight!” Who’s with me? Chaaarge!
Fauna: Well, what do you think of it? All done without a spot of magic!
Flora: Why, it… it’s a very unusual cake, isn’t it?
Fauna: Yes… of course, it will be much stiffer after it’s baked.
Flora: Of course, dear. Well, what do you think of the dress?
Fauna: Well, uh, it’s… it isn’t exactly the way it is in the book, is it?
Flora: Oh, I improved it. But perhaps if I added a few more ruffles…
Fauna: No! No. You’ve put on quite enough, dear.
Flora: Then we’re nearly done.
Fauna: Nearly. I’ll just get the wands and finish up.
Flora: No! No wands! No magic!
Fauna: Just to… straighten things up. I’ll be right back.
Flora: Oh, dear, oh, dear.