Upcoming Auditions

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.

Music by: ALAN MENKEN

Lyrics by: HOWARD ASHMAN and GLENN SLATER

Book by: DOUG WRIGHT

Music Adapted and Arranged by: David Weinstein

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film.

Directed by: Caitlin Geisser

Music Directed by: Jill Bradshaw

Choreographed by: Alyssa Arcangeli

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International. www.mtishows.com

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. 

AUDITION DATES: – Sign up for an audition slot using the Sign-Up Genius!

2/23 6pm-9pm (Mezzanine)

2/24 6pm-9pm (Mezzanine)

(Walk-ins will be accepted and seen between appointments.)

CALLBACK DATE: 

2/26 Callbacks 5:30-9:00 (Theatre)-By invitation only. 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, May 12th 7pm

Saturday, May 13th 2pm

Saturday, May 13th 7pm

Sunday, May 14th 3pm

Please use the following link to sign up for an audition slot: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E4FABAC23A4FC1-disneys

Video submissions will be accepted. All videos must be submitted by February 22nd at midnight. Please submit videos to caitlin@levoy.net. Callbacks are preferred in person.

The Levoy Theatre, Home of The Off Broad Street Players Theatre Company, is excited to announce auditions for DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. Join us at The Levoy Theatre on Thursday February 23rd from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Friday February 24th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Callbacks are by invitation only and will be on Sunday February 26th. Walk-ins will be seen between appointments. The Levoy Theatre is located at 130 N. High St., Millville, NJ.

Please note, this is an all-kids production! All auditioning should be between the ages of 7 and 18, by the time the show opens. 

Please be prepared with 16-32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show. Please do NOT sing a song from DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.. Please bring an audio file with NO background vocals on an iPod or phone. Please have music downloaded instead of playing from YouTube. An auxiliary speaker will be provided. NO acapella auditions will be allowed. 

This is a non-equity, non-paid production. All roles are available.

Rehearsals will begin very soon after callbacks (Dependent on cast conflicts!) Rehearsals will typically be held on Sundays afternoons, Mondays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. With a few Saturday morning rehearsals sprinkled in. 

Tech week will run from Sunday, May 7th, 2023 through Thursday,  May 11th, 2023. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled to suit cast availability. Not all performers will be asked to attend all rehearsals. 

If you have any questions, please email caitlin@levoy.net

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Ariel- Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice. Vocal range top: Eb5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3. 

Prince Eric- Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel’s heart. Look for a charming performer with a sensitive nature. Prince Eric has a few small solos, but it is more important to cast a strong actor in this role. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: B3

Sebastian- Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show! Look for a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian’s emotional range. The role of Sebastian is not gender specific.  Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: A3

Flounder- Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in “She’s in Love.” Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight. The role of Sebastian is not gender specific.  Vocal range top: Db5. Vocal range bottom: G3

King Triton- KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Cast a mature performer who feels comfortable playing father to Ariel and the Mersisters.

Mersisters- The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: G3.

Ursula- Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Cast a mature performer who can bring out this villain’s humor while finding texture in Ursula’s complexity. Ursula’s songs can be challenging, so look for a singer who will feel comfortable with these solos. Vocal range top: C#5. Vocal range bottom: F3

Flotsam & Jetsam- Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam are not gender specific.  Vocal range top: C#5. Vocal range bottom: C4

Scuttle- Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. While a good singer will rock “Human Stuff,” this song can easily be spoken in rhythm. Look for a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle’s eccentricities. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: B3

Grimsby- Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. While Grimsby does have some singing to do, strong acting trumps singing ability for this role. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: E4

Chef Louis- Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: A3

Carlotta- Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome.

Pilot- The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea presents an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. The Pilot has a few speaking lines, but his singing voice is most important. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Seahorse- The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice.

Ensemble: The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. Sailors, Merfolk, Sea Creatures, Chefs. Lagoon Animals, Gulls. *Tap dance for the Gulls is a plus!* 

 


 

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