Auditions for Alamance Children’s Theatre’s Production of
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”
Directed by Carol Plew
Music Direction by Meredith Gornto
Choreography by Catherine Cameron
Alamance Children’s Theatre (ACT) will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”, a musical, at the Paramount Theater in downtown Burlington. Show dates are March 13-15 and 20-22, 2015, as well as daytime “School Shows” at the Paramount on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
Auditions are open to youth ages 8 to 18. A prospective cast member for an ACT production must be a minimum of 8 years old and a maximum of 18 years old on the day that individual auditions for the production. This provision is not applicable to other ACT activities, such as summer camps, that have event-specific age criteria established during event planning.
Auditions will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014 and Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
6:00 pm until 8:30 pm; Alamance Lutheran Church; 4008 Highway 62 South; Alamance, NC
Possible Callbacks will be on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Alamance Lutheran.
Potential cast members should plan to attend only one night of auditions unless called back on December 10th.
Individuals who may have conflicts with the audition dates should email Greg Wilder before Sunday, November 30, 2014 at email@example.com.
Those auditioning should:
- Prepare a verse and chorus of a song from memory, if possible, to be sung along with either sheet music (accompanist provided) or an accompaniment (“karaoke”) track that they should provide;
- Be prepared for reading from the script along with other individuals auditioning;
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes since they will also participate in movement choreography. Flip-flop shoes and sandals are definitely discouraged.
A character list is provided below.
In preparation for auditions, please read these materials and bring the completed forms to the audition. You can attach your own picture to the main form. ACT will also be taking individual pictures each night for those who do not provide their own.
Those interested in serving on the Tech Crew for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” should complete the form below and submit it during Auditions on December 8th or 9th.
As noted above, daytime “School Shows” at the Paramount are scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2015. All cast and tech crew members must be present for all regular performances and the “School Shows”. The Alamance-Burlington School System as well as other schools have previously recognized School Show performance days as excused absences for cast and crew members.
Cast members must also be available, as requested, to fill their roles as part of a Character Breakfast event on Saturday morning, March 14, 2015.
For any additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Characters
ARIEL, the heroine of the story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human.
CARLOTTA is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally. (Non-singing role)
CHEF LOUIS is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic.
CHEFS are Chef Louis’ singing assistants.
FLOTSAM & JETSAM are Ursula’s slippery spies.
FLOUNDER is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end.
GRIMSBY is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet.
GULLS are Scuttle’s flock of zany “back-up singers” who help explain human stuff to Ariel.
KING TRITON, Ariel’s father, rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with (Non-singing)
LAGOON ANIMALS are singers who join Sebastian in trying to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel.
MERFOLK – The Merfolk of King Triton’s Court
MERSISTERS – The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and ll of personality and sass. (Singers and Dancers)
PILOT is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship.
PRINCE ERIC is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel’s heart.
PRINCESSES – The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric.
SAILORS are the crew of Prince Eric’s ship.
SCUTTLE is the know-it-all, funny, off-beat seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans.
SEA CHORUS creates each world within the show.
SEA CREATURES are the ensemble underwater animals in King Triton’s court.
SEAHORSE is the court herald for King Triton. (Non-singing)
SEBASTIAN is the meticulous and anxious singing crab who tries to keep Ariel safe.
TENTACLES are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair.
URSULA is the manipulative singing sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton.
The Alamance Children’s Theatre Production of
Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film
Music Adapted and Arranged by