Audition Notice: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., July 15-17

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Produced by Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; July 15th through July 17th at 5:30 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 

Saturdays and Sundays
October 20th through October 28th, 2012 at 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM
2:00 PM ONLY on Sunday October 28th
Special Performance at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 26th
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening

Audition Requirements: 

Please prepare a 1 minute song and bring sheet music in the proper key or a CD with an accompaniment track. No a cappella auditions, and PLEASE DO NOT SING SELECTIONS FROM THE PRODUCTION. Bring comfortable clothes and shoes that you can dance in. We will have cold readings from the script. If you are not reading yet, please memorize a story or poem to say out loud. It should last one minute or less. No appointment necessary. Open Call Auditions. There is NO PAY. Auditions may run late, be prepared to stay the whole time.  Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. 

Plot Summary: 

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 Anderson and the Disney film, this upbeat musical has familiar tunes, colorful characters and chances for lots of fun!

For More Information: 

If you need additional information, please contact the Producer Shannon Fogelmanis at shannif@rocketmail.com or 805-231-7972.

Character Breakdown: 

Ariel – (Female; age range 14-17) 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.  Vocal Range Bb3-Eb5

Prince Eric – (Male; age range 14-18) a human prince who loves the sea more than anything.  He is kind, light-hearted and fun.  Vocal Range B3-D5

Grimsby - (Male; age range 16- adult) Prince Eric’s valet.  He is very still and rigid – and is always sea sick!  Vocal Range E4-C5

Sebastian – (Male; age range flexible, non-adult) a crab who is the composer for King Triton, then becomes Ariel’s “guardian”.  He is very anxious with lots of nervous energy with lots of emotions.  Has some physical comedy. Vocal Range A3-D5

Flounder – (Male or Female; age range 8-14) a rambunctious young fish and Ariel’s best friend.  He is sweet and kind and a wide-eyed optimist and spunky! Vocal Range G3-Db5

Scuttle - (Male; age range 8-18) a crazy seagull who thinks he is an expert on humans.  He is a little full of himself. Actor should have good comedic timing. (May cast as female) Vocal Range B3-E5

King Triton - (Male; age adult) 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.

Ursula - (Female; age adult) 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. Vocal Range F3-C#5

Floatsam & Jetsam – (Male or Female; age range 8-14) Ursula’s sidekicks.  They are evil, sneaky and sarcastic. Vocal Range C4-C#5

Chef Louis - (Male or Female; age range 16-adult) 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!  Vocal Range A3-C5

Mersisters - (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) – (Females; age range 14-17) Ariel’s sisters.  Each sister’s will have the opportunity to develop her own personality.  May double as princesses.  Vocal Range G3-G5

Carlota – (Female; age range 16- adult) Prince Eric’s headmistress.  She is kind hearted and maternal. Not a singing or dancing role.

Ensemble – (Male and Female; age ranges 8 – 18) Various characters including Ship’s Pilot, Sailors, Merfolk, Sea Creatures, Seahorse, Gulls, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Chefs, Princesses.  A few younger ensemble members (ages 6-7) may be considered for casting.  All ensemble roles sing and dance.