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CTW’s The Little Mermaid
Country Theatre Workshop Auditions for The Little Mermaid will be held on April 23 & 24, 2022 at the County Theatre Workshop Auditorium - 1280 E 770 North Rd, Cissna Park, IL 60924.
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM for Youth ages up to 12
Beginning at 1:00 PM for all other actors
Show Dates July 7,8,9,10, 14,15,16,17 2022
Director Pat Ward 815-383-1269
Vocal Director Brian Zecher
Choreographer Pam Hibbert
Costumes Robin Shuda
Disney’s The Little Mermaid Character Breakdown
(Based on descriptions from Musical Theatre International.)
Not all roles will be cast based on the gender of the character in Disney’s production
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 kindhearted.
Gender: Female Vocal range: Ab3 - Gb5
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 Vocal range: B2 - G4
Grimsby
Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage. Vocal range: C3 - C4
Flounder
A fish who is smitten with Ariel. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Vocal range: A2 -G4
Scuttle
A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant.
Vocal range: C3 -G4
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  Vocal range: Ab2 - F4
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.
Vocal range: Bb2 – C5
Flotsam
An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless and will say anything you want or need to hear.
Vocal range: E3 -C5
Jetsam
An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless and will say anything you want or need to hear.
Vocal range: B2 -A4
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.
Vocal range: Eb3 – C5
Chef Louis
The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Vocal range: Bb2 – A4
Mersisters
Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana are the daughters of King Trion and sisters to Ariel. They are full of personality and sass. Each daughter is distinct in her character.
Vocal Range B3 to A-C5
Pilot
The pilot, a uniformed helmsperson of Prince Eric’s ship, is a nautical expert who also tells
stories of the wild tales of the sea to the sailors. Also very superstitious, the Pilot maintains
strict control of the ship.
Vocal Range B2 to A4
 
Ensemble  Crew Members (Sailors); Sea Creatures; Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses
All those cast will need to have or purchase  jazz shoes, or ballet type slippers color depending upon costume.  Ariel, Mersisters, Flounder will need Heelys.
 
Youth 7-12 will audition with the following lines:
Ariel, wait for me . . . You know I can't swim that fast. This is it? This is what’s so fantastic? Yeah . . . sure . . . it - it's great.
 
Youth will sing, After Under the Sea
 
Adults will read cold from the script
 
Audition vocals, sing the song of the character for which you would like to audition.
Ensemble: Under the Sea
Ariel: Part of Your World
Ursula: Poor Unfortunate Souls
Sebastian: Under the Sea w/Character
Flounder/Mersisters: She’s in Love
Scuttle: Under the Sea w/Character
Chef Louis: Les Poissons