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The 2017 Musical is The Little Mermaid

Audition Information

Auditions will be:

  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 PM at Beth Sholom
  • Sunday, October 16, 2016 @ 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Adath Jeshurun
You only need to attend one audition.

Character Breakdown

There are many, many featured name parts in Little Mermaid. All auditioners will be considered for all appropriate and available parts. We discourage limiting your consideration to “lead parts” only.

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 16 to 25

Vocal range top: Gb5

Vocal range bottom: Ab3

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Grimsby

Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

Vocal range top: C4

Vocal range bottom: C3

Flounder

A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.

Gender: Flexible

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle

A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

Gender: Flexible

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: C3

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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.

Gender: Flexible

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Flotsam

An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Flexible

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Jetsam

An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Flexible

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: B2

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Chef Louis

The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ensemble

Male: Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Gulls; Chefs; Animals;

Female: Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Sea Creatures; Gulls; Maids; Animals; Princesses

The underwater scenes will be staged in part with characters in “heelies,” which are sneakers with a skate wheel in the heel. This allows the characters to glide as though swimming. This is mandatory for Ariel and Flounder, and highly encouraged for Flotsam, Jetsam, the Merristers and Sea Creatures (depending on whether the creature is a swimmer or not). It may be helpful for Ursula, but not mandatory. If you are unable for any reason to do use this kind of footwear, please let the Director know at the time of the audition.

We expect to have a choreographer at the auditions who is new to this group. There may be a group movement exercise as part of the audition. We encourage everyone to participate even if you do not believe you are a “dancer.”


Audition Materials

  1. Arial (Part of that World).pdf
  2. Chef Louis (Les Poissons).pdf
  3. Eric (Her Voice).pdf
  4. Female Ensemble (Daughters of Triton).pdf
  5. Flotsam-Jetsam (Sweet Child).pdf
  6. Flounder (She's in Love).pdf
  7. Male Ensemble (Fathoms Below).pdf
  8. R1 (Ariel, Flounder, Scuttle).pdf - Reading
  9. R2 (Ariel, Triton, Sebastian).pdf - Reading
  10. R3 (Ariel, Sebastian, Eric, Grimsby, Scuttle, Flounder).pdf - Reading
  11. R4 (Ariel, Triton, Sebastian).pdf - Reading
  12. R5 (Ariel, Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam).pdf - Reading
  13. R6a (Ursula, Flot,Jet,Trit, Ariel, Eric, Grimsby).pdf - Reading
  14. R6b (Eric, Grimsby, Ariel, Triton).pdf - Reading
  15. Scuttle (Human Stuff).pdf
  16. Sebastian (Under the Sea).pdf
  17. Triton (The World Above Reprise).pdf
  18. Ursula (Poor Unfortunate Souls).pdf




Updated 9/27/16