AUDITIONS: THE LITTLE MERMAID

The Little Mermaid is the story of Ariel – a spunky mermaid who is fascinated by humans and all of their stuff. Her father, King Triton, doesn’t understand and forbids her to visit the surface – which, of course, she does anyway. Her friends, Scuttle and Flounder, and her guardian, Sebastian, are with her through all of her adventures, including when she agrees with the evil Ursula to trade her voice to be human! She must get the prince to kiss her in order to break the curse. A timeless tale based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney film, this upbeat musical has familiar tunes, colorful characters and chances for lots of fun!

Auditions will be held on:

Sunday, March 18, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Monday, March 19, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
You will be notified by email if you will be needed for callbacks.

 

No appointment needed. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.

 

All auditions and any necessary callbacks will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.

 

Street parking available.

Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

32 bars of a song (verse and chorus) from standard musical theatre (no pop or rock, which means no “Wicked” or “Hairspray”).

Please bring a CD accompaniment for your song.

A dance combination will be taught at the audition.

You may bring your accompaniment on your smartphone or tablet, as we do have playback ability for those devices.

May 19 through June 03:
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00am, 
including 2 school show performances on May 22nd and 31st.
School shows will require actors to miss their morning classes, but they can receive community service credit.

 

Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances,

including School Shows (2 on each day listed).

This is non-negotiable!

Rehearsals will begin with a read-through on Monday, April 02 and are held Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm, Saturdays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, and Sundays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

If we are working on both Saturday and Sunday, there will be a weekday off.

Saturdays and Sundays are strictly dedicated to dance.

More than 2 conflicts on those days may result in an actor not being cast.

Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.

Rehearsals will be worked around children’s schedules as much as possible.

As always, we consider homework a priority!

  • A picture (a school picture or snapshot is fine).

  • A resume or list of shows done.

  • Your conflicts for the rehearsal period.

All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks. Please check with your school choir/band/theatre director, your soccer/baseball coach, or any other adult who schedules your time, about all conflicts PRIOR to auditioning.  
If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.

Ariel

13-18, soprano with good belt, vocal range Bb3-Eb5

A mermaid who wants to be human. She has a good heart, but gets caught up in her dreams.

Actor must be very bubbly and energetic. She has to be able to convey meaning with no words.

Ursula

13-18, alto belt, vocal range F3-C#5

The evil sea witch. She must be able to command the stage with her nastiness. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. 

Flounder

10-14, high belt/soprano, vocal range G3-Db5

A rambunctious young fish and Ariel’s best friend. She is sweet and kind and a wide-eyed optimist and spunky!

Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana)

10-18, vocal range G3-G5

Ariel’s sisters. Each sister will have the opportunity to develop her own personality.

Will double as ensemble and princesses.

Carlota

14-18

Prince Eric’s headmistress. She is kind-hearted and maternal.

Not a singing or dancing role, but will double in ensemble.

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Prince Eric

14-18, baritone, vocal range B3-D5

A human prince who loves the sea more than anything. He is kind, light-hearted and fun.

Sebastian

13-18, baritone, vocal range A3-D5

A crab who is the composer for King Triton, then becomes Ariel’s “guardian”. He is very anxious with lots of nervous energy and lots of emotions. Has some physical comedy. 

King Triton

14-18, voice open

Ariel’s father. He is a good-hearted father who doesn’t always understand his daughter. He is very powerful and plays a range of emotions – frustration, anger and wisdom.

Not a singing or dancing role, may double in ensemble.

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Grimsby

12-18, baritone or alto belt

Prince Eric’s valet. He/she is very still and rigid – and is always sea sick!

Scuttle

10-18, bari-tenor or soprano, vocal range B3-E5

A crazy seagull who thinks he/she is an expert on humans. He/she is a little full of him/herself. Actor should have good comedic timing.

Floatsam & Jetsam

10-14, baritone or alto belt

Ursula’s sidekicks. They are evil, sneaky and sarcastic.

Chef Louis

12-18, baritone or alto belt, vocal range A3-C5

French head chef in Prince Eric’s palace. Has one solo. Character must be energetic, fun and over the top. Good comedic timing is a must!

Ensemble

8-18

Various characters including Ship’s Pilot, Sailors, Merfolk, Sea Creatures, Seahorse, Gulls, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Chefs, Princesses.

All ensemble roles sing and dance. There is LOTS to do!

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Non-Equity, there is no pay.

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Anne Gesling at amgesling@yahoo.com.

2627 Pico Blvd.