Beauty and Beast Jr. for UNchanged voice?

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Hoping to do Beauty and Beast JR. w/grades 5 and 6. Anyone have suggestions for adapting vocals for unchanged male voice since the male ranges of the junior shows tend to be too low for unchanged voices (and singing up the octave sounds too high!). Should I use transpose or adapt the melodies? Don't have my scores yet so not sure what to expect.
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June 6, 2011
Hi Debbie! These roles can definitely be adapted with unchanged voices so you can use the tracks. The Beast role can be effective speak/sing if necessary, yet will work with unchanged. Gaston can be treated the same way, but does need a strong actor who can carry the role with bravura. Happy to talk ranges with you! You are a wonderful creative director, this show will be great fun for you! cr