Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little MermaidFriday, October 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 21 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 22 at 2:00pm

 

Dick Van Dyke Auditorium at Danville High School

 

See Audition Information Below
Ticket Information

 

Directed by Shannon Schroeder
Music Directed by Jeff Davis

Book by Doug Wright
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken

 

Under the Sea…

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.MTIshows.com

Audition Information

  • Who: Men, women, and teens (age 13+) (no previous experience necessary)
  • When: August 19 & 20, 6:00-9:00pm (preferred); additional times available August 17, 6:00-9:00pm
  • Where: Center Stage Rehearsal Hall at Village Mall in Danville
  • Prepare:
    • Script is available for review at the front desk of the Danville Public Library.
    • Choose a song (does not have to be from this show) that best demonstrates your vocal ability.
    • To save time, print and fill out your audition registration form ahead of time: MS Word or PDF
  • What to Expect:
      • You will sing only about 32 measures (20-60 seconds) of your prepared song. Mark your sheet music ahead of time so that you can show it to the accompanist quickly. We may cut you off early. If we do, we promise it’s not because we don’t like you. We’re just moving things along quickly so that we can get to everyone.
      • You may be asked to sing scales so we can assess your range.
      • You will audition individually with your song and scales.
      • You will read scenes from the script, either alone or with other auditionees.
      • Depending on the role you are trying out for, you may have a dance audition (usually in groups). Make sure you bring/wear comfortable shoes for your dance audition.
    • Attendance at rehearsals will be very important. Come to auditions with a list of any conflicts between now and October 22. Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We will try to schedule rehearsals around your conflicts if possible. Put all this information on your audition form.
    • Most of all, enjoy yourself and let your personality shine through. This is about fun and community!

Characters

  • Ariel
    A mermaid and King Triton’s youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted. Age: 16 to 25. Vocal range: Ab3-Gb5
  • Prince Eric
    A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more. Age: 18 to 30. Vocal range: B2-G4
  • Grimsby
    Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage. Age: 40 to 70. Vocal range: C3-C4.
  • Flounder
    A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water. Vocal range: A2-G4
  • Scuttle
    A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise. Vocal range: C3-G4
  • King Triton
    King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans. Age: 35 to 65. Vocal range: Ab2-F4
  • Sebastian
    A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can’t bring himself to stand in Ariel’s way. Vocal range: Bb2-C5
  • Flotsam
    An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. Vocal range: E3-C5
  • Jetsam
    Ursula’s other eel lackey. Vocal range: B2-A4
  • Ursula
    The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive. Age: 35 to 65. Vocal range: Eb3-C5
  • Chef Louis
    The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular. Age: 30 to 50. Vocal range: Bb2-A4
  • Ensemble
    Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses