Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid
on Saturday, September 8
and Sunday, September 9, 2018
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, on Saturday, September 8 from 12:00 to 3:00pm and Sunday, September 9 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, September 11 from 7:00 to 10:00pm by appointment only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Catherine Rahm, choreographed by Alison Boole, and produced by Gypsy Foster for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Music Theatre International (MTI). Performance dates are November 9 through December 15 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

About Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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.

If you want to Audition

Those auditioning should read the play before auditioning to become familiar with the characters. Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar as a rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts.

EVERYONE MUST SING. Please prepare 32 bars of a standard musical theatre song. From the show is okay, but not required. An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key. Be prepared to stay for a short dance audition as well. We are looking for several tap dancers, so please bring tap shoes if you have them. Kentwood Players practices color blind casting; all ethnicities are welcome for any role. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the production team at LittleMermaid@kentwoodplayers.org.

Character Breakdown

Ariel
Female 16-25, Mezzo to Gb5, Spunky and determined without being obnoxious, Loves her family, but knows she belongs with the humans Songs include “World Above”, “Part of Your World”, “If Only”, “Beyond My Wildest Dreams”
Erik
Male 20-30, Tenor to G4, Would rather spend his time sailing instead of taking up the crown Songs include “Her Voice”, “One Step Closer”
Ursula
Female 40+, Alto to C5, Perpetually angry at being passed over in favor of her brother, Triton Songs include “Daddy’s Little Angel”, “Poor Unfortunate Souls”
Sebastian
M/F Any Age, Tenor or Alto to Bb2, Fussy music master, loves Ariel dearly Songs include “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”
Triton
Male 50+, Baritone to F4, King of the Sea, quick to anger, but underneath is a loving father Songs include “If Only”
Flounder
M 10-15, Tenor to G4, Carries a deep love for Ariel, but impulsive Songs include “She’s in Love”, “Under the Sea”
Scuttle
M/F Any Age, Baritone/Mezzo to G4, Fancies himself an expert on all things human Songs include “Positoovity”, “Kiss the Girl” Should have some tap experience.
Chef Louis
Male Any Age, Tenor to A4, Boisterous, French accent; will double as sailor, sea creature Songs include “Les Poissons”, “Fathoms Below”, “Under the Sea”
Grimsby
Male, 60+, Guardian to Erik, wants nothing more than to see him married and on the throne Songs include “Beyond My Wildest Dreams”, “The Contest”
Mersisters
6 Women, Ages 25+, alto, mezzo and soprano, Ariel’s older sisters, each has unique personality Will double as sea creatures, lagoon creatures, seagulls, maids and princesses Songs include “She’s in Love”, “Daughters of Triton”, “The Contest”
Pilot
Male, Any Age, Baritone, will double as sea creature, gull, lagoon creature, courtier Songs include “Fathoms Below”, “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”
Sailors
5 – 7 men/women, any age; will double as sea creatures, gull, lagoon creatures, chefs Songs include “Fathoms Below”, “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl”, “Les Poissons”

To meet the Disney’s The Little Mermaid production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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