The Company Theatre to hold open audtions for The Little Mermaid
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6:30PM at The Company Theatre Center for The Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.
The stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid – with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright – retains the most beloved songs and moments from the original film while deepening the core relationships and themes, adding in layers, textures, and songs to form an even more moving and relevant story while enhancing this spectacular visual and musical event.
Audition candidates are encouraged to bring a headshot or snapshot. A resume is helpful, but not required. Callbacks may be held on Thursday, May 4, 6:30pm. Out of state college students who are unable to make it to the auditions may submit a video audition. Rehearsals are held Mondays and Thursdays from 7:00 to 10:00 pm, Sundays from 1 to 6 pm.
Video submission requirements:
Please state your full name, the parts you are interested in, dates you are available to be either called back or start rehearsal. Submit one ballad or character appropriate song from The Little Mermaid. Show movement and that you can act through the song. State whether you have dance training, can do gymnastics, and if you can rollerskate. All video submissions must be received before 4pm on May 2.
Performances of The Little Mermaid are be held from July 28 through August 20, with show times at 7:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday matinee performances are held at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available for $41.00 to $43.00. For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.
Ariel – the strong-willed and curious teenaged mermaid who longs to be human, is a mezzo soprano with strong top notes. She must be able move well in order to clearly convey meaning once Ariel loses her voice.
Prince Eric – the adventurous and sensitive human monarch who captures Ariel’s heart. Tenor.
Grimsby – Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet, he is constantly trying to guide Prince Eric toward the throne and a suitable bride fit for a royal marriage. Grimsby needn’t be a strong singer.
Flounder – is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend – a spunky fish with a sweet sense of humor, Boy age 8-11, shorter than 4’10”. Alto
Scuttle – Scuttle is the know-it-all, eccentric seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on all things human. Tenor
King Triton – King Triton, King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers, and is ready to combat the wicked Ursula. Baritone
Sebastian – Sebastian is the choirmaster of King Triton’s court who has a flair for the dramatic. A meticulous and uptight crab, Sebastian is ever-anxious. His movement should be more fidgety than fluid, and he should be able to perform a broad send-up of a Caribbean accent ( Jamaican or other). Tenor
Mersisters – Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana are the daughters of King Triton and sisters to Ariel. Full of personality and sass, each should be distinct in character.
Flotsam & Jetsam – Ursula’s sinister lackeys. With devious charm, these electric eels convince Ariel to visit the Sea Witch. They are tricky and menacing. Altos or tenors.
Ursula – Ursula is the tentacled and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton. Cunning and calculating, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants – and what she wants is Triton’s throne. Ursula can be played by a low alto, but a contralto is ideal. A male may be considered for this part.
Chef Louis– the melodramatic head chef in the palace. Wild and frenetic, he is dramatic, and should be highly comedic with exaggerated movement and an over the-top French accent. Tenor
Ensemble Roles – Pilot, Sailors, Sea Creatures, Windward & Seaward, Maids, Gulls, Chefs, Princesses.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Zoe at email@example.com. For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook.