Youth Players: The Little Mermaid Auditions

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Exit 7 Youth Players will be holding auditions for its summer youth musical production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated filmThe Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula to trade her tail for legs. However, the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. Songs include "Kiss the Girl” “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea.”

 

Auditions will be held at the Exit 7 Players theater at 37 Chestnut Street in Ludlow, MA on Monday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm. Callbacks (if needed) will be on Monday, May 7, 2018 at the theater at 6:30 pm. All roles are open. Youth from the age of 9 to 18 are encouraged to apply. Those auditioning for roles should prepare the audition song(s) listed below. People may audition for more than one role and/or for the ensemble. Those auditioning for ensemble should be prepared to sing a song of their choosing and bring any sheet music for their audition song to auditions. No a cappella please.

 

In addition to the vocal audition, those auditioning will be asked to participate in a section of dance/movement and to read from the script. Please be prepared to indicate any relevant dance experience, including tap (though specific dance experience is not required in order to audition). Please also let us know if there are any physical concerns or limitations that would make it difficult or unsafe to participate in dance/movement. Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in and tap shoes if you have them.

All roles are open, though it will not be possible to cast everyone who auditions. If you have any questions about auditions email us at thelittlemermaide7@gmail.com.

 

Roles Available:

 

Ariel

A mermaid, King Triton's daughter. Ariel longs for the human world and life above the sea.

Audition Songs: Part of Your World (last verse from “and ready to know what the people know” to the end of the song) & Beyond My Wildest Dreams (last verse from “I hoped and wished my life would feel enchanted” to end of song).

Gender: Female

 

Prince Eric

A human monarch. Affable and adventurous, he longs to find Ariel & hear her voice.

Audition Song: Her Voice (about half-way through the song, from “ I can sense her laughter” through “and still I hear it calling, her voice”).

Gender: Male

 

Ursula

Banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.

Audition Song: Poor Unfortunate Souls (from the beginning of the song to “and I help them, yes I do”).

Gender: Female

 

Sebastian

A crab, adviser to King Triton & friend to Ariel.

Audition Song: Under The Sea (any verse & chorus)

Gender: Male (Casting open to Male or Female)

 

Chef Louis

The French palace chef, with an affinity for seafood.

Audition Song: Les Poissons (from “Les...Poiss...ons” near the beginning of the song
to “makes it taste nice”)

Gender: Male (Casting open to Male or Female)

 

Grimsby

Prince Eric's British guardian. English accent preferred.

Audition Song: Any (same as ensemble vocal requirement)

Gender: Male

 

Flounder

Ariel's best friend. Rambunctious but cautious of the world above the water.

Audition Song: She's In Love (from Flounder's verse, “she acts like she don't see me” through the chorus of She's In Love)

Gender: Male (Casting open to Male or Female)

 

Scuttle

A loudmouthed, optimistic seagull and expert in human artifacts.

Audition Song: Positoovity (first verse and chorus)

Gender: Male (Casting open to Male or Female)

 

King Triton

King of the Sea and Ariel's father.

Audition Song: (Same as ensemble vocal requirement)

Gender: Male

 

Flotsam & Jetsam

Eels and Ursula's lackeys.

Audition Song: (Same as ensemble vocal requirement)

Gender: Male (Casting open to Male or Female)

 

Ensemble Roles Include:

Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals & Princesses

 

Director: Drew Gilbert
Music Director: Dan Monte
Choreographers: Stephanie Gilbert & Kelsey Collis