Call For Auditions- La Bella and the Beast

Live Theatre Workshop is holding auditions for an original musical! 

Live Theatre Workshop (LTW) is hosting an open casting call for their Children’s Theatre program from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2023. 

LTW is looking for a diverse group of actors who are bilingual in Spanish, can dance, sing, act, and have some daytime flexibility for a new musical written by Tucson’s very own Michael Martinez on our Children’s Theatre stage in late January of 2024. LTW is a Safe Place and ally who encourages people of all ethnicities, abilities, ages, and who identify as any gender to audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW: La Bella and the Beast

Written and composed by Michael Martinez                                                                      
Musical Direction by Zach Wetzel                                                                        
January 27 – February 11, 2024

A new adaptation of the classic story that celebrates friendship, family, and joining forces with unlikely characters in order to overcome the impossible. Bella and her Nana encounter a ridiculous prince who uses his strength to steal the voice of Bella’s Nana. They summon a very silly fairy who transforms the prince but who accidentally creates other hilarious problems that literally tie them together. The unexpected group must work together and learn how to match their strengths and forgive each other’s weaknesses.

Show Dates and Times

Friday Student Matinees at 10:00am: Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 1                              
Public performances on Saturdays at 5:00pm: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10                                
Public performances on Sundays at 1:00pm: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11
This show also offers Friday Student Matinees to our local schools.  Actors are provided an additional stipend per student matinee and would need to be available on 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1.

Roles Looking to Cast
(We are looking for actors who identify as listed genders and can play these age ranges.)

Bella: A young woman 18 – 30. Spanish/English bilingual.  Bella, raised by her Nana, is an adventurous problem solver who approaches the world with the wonder for nature and a soft spoken kindness her nana has taught her. She is fierce beneath the surface and will fight for herself and others without hesitation.

Principle Godfrey/The Beast: Young man 18 – 30. English speaking. Godfrey is a spoiled prince who has been left great power and wealth, but also abandoned by his family. He is full of anger and sadness which has made him a loud bully. He has developed the power to take people’s voices from them as a way to make himself louder.

La Maga Fantastica: Any age and any gender. Spanish/English bilingual. La Maga is thrilled by their own magic. They have trouble getting their mouth to catch up with their brain, and may be a little over confident in their magical abilities. Flighty, silly, and forgetful, La Maga means to do good in the world, but gets distracted by the next shiniest thing.

Nana: Middle age or older woman. Spanish/English bilingual. Nana floats through the world quietly and chooses to express herself through movement and facial expressions more than words. A kind woman devoted to teaching her granddaughter about the whimsical delights of the world. She definitely wakes up before dawn to drink her café and make sure breakfast is ready for Bella the moment she awakes.

How To Audition

To audition please email a headshot and resume to our Director of Children’s Programming, Amanda Gremel at and you will be assigned a time to arrive for auditions between 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

Please prepare a comedic one-minute monologue, a 32-bar musical selection to pre recorded music. Please send an MP3 File ahead of your audition.  A Cappella songs are not recommended.

Auditions will take place in person at our theatre campus at 3322 E. Fort Lowell Road on our Mainstage. If you are unable to attend in person, we can schedule a Zoom audition during the audition date and time. In-person auditions are encouraged.

More About Live Theatre Workshop

Live Theatre Workshop produces inclusive, accessible and affordable professional theatre and theatre education that entertains, educates and enlightens children, adults, and families. Because art has the power to transform people and communities, LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and pass on a passion for theatre to the next generation. LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW’s Mainstage plays, Children’s Theatre musicals, Etcetera Late-Night shows, and year-round theatre programming for children and teens that includes classes, summer camps and a young playwrights program.