Artisan Center Theater (NON EQUITY) announces auditions for

the Main Stage production of

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

Book by Doug Wright

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film that was produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements.

Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.


Directed by Reid Horton

Music Direction by Richard Gwozdz

Choreography by Amy Jones

Performed at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas

 

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.


AUDITION DATES: Monday, January 29, 2018 from 7–10pm and Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 7–10pm.

 

CALL BACKS: Callbacks (if necessary) will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 7–10pm.

 

LOCATION:  Auditions will be at Artisan Center Theater at 444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053.

 

REHEARSAL DATES: Rehearsals will begin Monday, February 19, 2018 and will generally be Monday through Thursday evenings from 7–10pm and Saturdays from 9am–3pm, with some additional rehearsals on Friday evenings.

 

PRODUCTION DATES: The production runs March 30–May 12, 2018. Performances are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm, with additional Saturday matinees at 3pm beginning April 7. Most parts are double cast to accommodate scheduling.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Auditions are by appointment. Copy the following link onto browser and then make an appointment: http://www.meetme.so/ArtisanCenterTheater. Come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song in the style of the show that will best display your vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot/resume and your completed audition info found at http://artisanct.com/auditions. Actors will also learn a brief dance combination following their vocal audition. If asked to return for a call back expect to read from the script and learn/sing a song from the show. 

 

Actors will be given six complimentary vouchers to be used during the first four performances, a season ticket (valid for one year) to be used during the first week of Main Stage productions, a show t-shirt and scene shots from the production.

 
ABOUT THE SHOW: 

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

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. But 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.


ROLES AVAILABLE:

 

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: Male

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: Male

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: Male

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: Male

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: Male

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

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