Disney's The Little Mermaid
Book by Doug Wright
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater
Directed by Chris Simmons
Wednesday, May 31 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Weathervane’s Emerging Artist Series productions are specifically selected to offer opportunities to actors new to the stage. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is one of three Emerging Artist Series productions in our season. These productions also offer mentor roles for actors of any age with extensive stage experience.
Mentor roles are an essential component of the Emerging Artist Series. These mentor roles bring actors with performance experience and theatrical training into the production as role models for professionalism in theatre. Actors cast in a mentor role are expected to support the learning process of those new to the theatre and demonstrate exemplary theatrical etiquette in rehearsals and during the run of the show.
Up to three mentor roles may be offered in this production. All non-mentor roles will be restricted to actors ages 9 to 22. The roles of Ariel and Prince Eric are not available as mentor roles.
Please bring a resume and headshot (or recent photo) if possible, as well as any conflicts between June 5 and August 13.
Prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song similar in style to The Little Mermaid. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Please bring sheet music for your song.
Plan to be at the Playhouse for about an hour. Auditions will include individual singing auditions at the beginning and short group dance calls. Please bring proper footwear.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flounder: A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Scuttle: A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
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.
Flotsam & Jetsam: Eels and Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, they will say anything you want or need to hear.
Grimsby: Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Chef Louis: The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Mersisters: Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana. Daughters of Triton and sister to Ariel.
Ensemble: Sailors; Sea Creatures; Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses
Rehearslas begin on June 5 and take place five nights a week, Sunday - Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.
Technical rehearsals are mandatory and take place:
Sunday, July 23 from noon to 10 p.m.
Monday, July 24 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 26 from 6 to 10:00 p.m.
Perfomances are mandatory. A full performance schedule can be found HERE
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