The Actors Charitable will be holding opening auditions for its upcoming production of The Little Mermaid on Saturday March 24th and Sunday, March 25th at The ACT Studio.
On Saturday Sign in will begin at 6:00, with vocal auditions beginning promptly at 6:30. Followed by a group dance audition.
On Sunday, sign in will begin at 1:00pm with vocal auditions beginning promptly at 1:30pm. Followed by a group dance audition.
A pianist will be present, so feel free to bring sheet music as it is preferred, or we will be able to accommodate music on CDs or cell phones. Please avoid singing acapella or using tracks with vocals. On both dates, all participants will be required to stay for a dance audition, so please dress appropriately or bring a change of clothes. Callbacks will be held Monday, March 26th if needed, and the first cast meeting will be Thursday March 29th.
Mermaid performances –
Friday,June 1st 9am and 1 pm for summer Camps
7:30pm for public
Saturday, June 2nd : 2pm and 7:30pm for public
Sunday, June 3rd: 2pm and 7:30pm for public
Monday, June 4th : 7:30 for public
Rehearsals will begin with the cast meeting. Most rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings with some rehearsals on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons.
Please bring ALL conflicts that occur between auditions and performances with you to auditions. You will be required to provide these dates with your audition information form.
Cast descriptions are listed below.
Ariel: Female, Stage Age16-21
attractive; ingenue; comfortable with dancing; vocal range: mezzo Ab3-Gb5, belts to an E, pure sound; a mermaid princess; King Triton’s youngest daughter of seven, and an avid collector of human artifacts; though often rebellious, Ariel has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human.
Prince Eric: Male, Stage Age 18-25
attractive; the guy everyone falls in love with; portrayed with confidence and sincerity; handsome; well-built physically; vocal range: B2-G4; controlled lyrical tenor/barietnor; a nautical prince whose qualities are every bit as regal as they are genial; full of charm and valor, Eric is willing to denounce his place on the throne in order to find someone to love.
Sebastian: Male, Stage Age 20-39
strong actor/singer/comedian; competent dance, with strong comedic timing; must have lots of personality; vocal range: Bb2-C5, with flare and character; full name: Curatio Felonious Ignatious Crestatsious Sebastian, a crab; as the royal court composer, he is tasked to watch over Ariel; speaking with a Caribbean dialect, he is a sensitive suck-up and a true friend.
Ursula: Female Stage Age 18+
big busted and booming; must be able to move well; wide range of comedy and villianess, cunning; vocal Range: Eb3-C5, alto/belt, commanding and strong; a sinister sea witch and King Triton’s sister whose manipulative tactics are as sticky as her extended tentacles; while she is menacing, she also has a great sense of humor and cares deeply for her henchmen, Floatsam and Jetsam.
King Triton: Stage Age Male, 30+
must be able to convincingly play father figure; attractive and larged framed; commanding and charismatic; must be comfortable being shirtless; vocal range: Ab2-F4, rich baritone voice; King of the Sea and Ariel’s father, who is adamant against the dangers the human world brings; on the surface he seems like a strict and stubborn monarch, but deep down he is a harried single father whose only care is for the safety of his daughters and his world.
Flounder: Male, Stage Age 8-18
able to realistically portray someone who is 15 or younger; should play adorable, bubbly, and sensitive; small enough to look up to Ariel; vocal range: A2-G4, quirky strong character voice; Ariel’s closest and most faithful friend, a tropical reef fish; although he’s tiny and scares easily, his enthusiasm is as big as the ocean.
Scuttle: Male, Stage Age 16+
any body type; should play up the unpredictibility and dynamics, he is benevolent; strong character actor and strong dancer; tap dancing a plus; vocal range: C3-G4, strong character voice; an eccentric seagull and friend of Ariel’s; a self-proclaimed human expert, though in reality he knows very little and is often making up words.
Grimsby: Male, Stage Age 32+
lanky and self-proclaimed; excellent comic actor; vocal range: C3-C4, nearly spoke sung; Prince Eric’s faithful servant, right hand man, and friend; while he is earnest, he is also gentle and clumsy; serves as the prince’s moral compass and almost worships Eric.
Chef Louis: Male, Stage Age 25+
stout; a profectionist; should be played zany; comfortable dancer; vocal range: Bb2-A4, true character voice; the hot-tempered, French, over the top head chef of the palace; particularly fond of fish dishes.
Floatsam/Jetsam: Male or female, Stage Age 16-26
strong comedic chops and dancing; should be played with a slimy feel; vocal range: B2-C5, strong voices; Ursula’s eel minions and spies; true partners in crime, both are cunning, manipulative, intelligent, and evil.
Ensemble: Males & Females,
excellent dancers in both ballet and jazz; should have strong contemporary musical theater voices; looking for diversity and unique performers; will play a range of maids, gulls, princesses, lagoon animals, sea creatures, merisisters, chefs, sailors, and more.