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AUDITION NOTICE!

 

Announcing
DISNEY’S
THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.
AUDITIONS!

ACTORS AGES
6-14
 

TWO LIVE AUDITION OPTIONS FROM WHICH TO CHOOSE:

AUDITION OPTION 1
The Little Mermaid Jr, AUDITION WORKSHOP!
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 30, 31 and August 1
5:30 pm – 7:30pm
3-day AUDITION WORKSHOP, only $100
CLICK TO SIGN UP: 

Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Monday, July  29.
Learn how to audition for this show, and audition LIVE!  You will be taught a song and a dance from the show, and you will get experience reading sides in front of the director.  The third day of auditions will include your in-person audition!  
NOTE:  Thursday’s in-person auditions are available for Workshop attendees only.  

AUDITION OPTION 2
IN PERSON AUDITION
Submit this Google Audition Registration Form by Friday, August 2.
In Person Auditions will be held Saturday, August 3, 9 am – 12 pm.

CLICK TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR TIME SLOT:
Please be prepared for your In-person audition with the following:  
• Headshot and Resume  
• A 16-32 bar of a Musical Number (the challenge: DO NOT submit a song from this show).
Accompanist will be available or bring a karaoke style track.
 
 
CALLBACKS
Sunday, August 4, 6:30 pm
 
Orientation and initial read-through

(subject to change):
Tuesday, August 6, 2024

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE  
(rehearsal times and dates may vary)
Monday 5:30-8 pm
Tuesday 5:30-8 pm
Wednesday 5:30-8 pm
Thursday 5:30-8 pm

Possible Saturday rehearsals – 9:00am – 12:00pm
 
 
 
 
SHOW DATES

Friday, September 13, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 14, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 14, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 15, 2:00pm

Friday, September 20, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 21, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2:00pm

Friday, September 27, 7:30pm
Saturday, September 28, 2:00pm
Saturday, September 28, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 29, 2:00pm

 

 

FINANCIAL COMMITMENT:

$225 PRODUCTION FEE per actor, due at Orientation.
10 TICKET SALES requirement per actor

Each performer and production team member will be asked to abide by rules of Desert Stages Theatre
Each performer will be asked to help promote this DST show.
Show communications will be through SLACK
Parent volunteers welcome!  

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
Youth Production of

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Directed by Lisa Figueroa
Music Directed by
Tyler Thompson
Choreography by
 Lizzie Baggleman

 

SHOW SYNOPSIS
described by MTI

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and non-conforming) are highly encouraged to audition.

 
ARIEL – Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice.
PRINCE ERIC – Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel’s heart.
SEBASTIAN – Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe.
FLOUNDER – Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end.
KING TRITON – KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with.
MERSISTERS – The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass.
TENTACLES – The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky
SCUTTLE – Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat.
GULLS – The Gulls are Scuttle’s flock of zany “back-up singers” who help explain human stuff to Ariel.
GRIMSBY – Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne.
CHEF LOUIS – Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic.
CHEFS – The Chefs are Chef Louis’s assistants.
CARLOTTA – Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally.
PILOT – The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship.
SAILORS – The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric’s ship.
SEAHORSE – The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.