The musical is based on the 1989 Disney film about a curious mermaid, Ariel, who dreams of living on land after falling for a handsome human prince.
Boys age 10-15 are invited to audition for the role of Flounder. Sign-in for Flounder auditions only will begin at 5 p.m. on both December 15 and 16, with auditions starting at 5:30.
Other roles will be filled by men and women of high school age and up. Sign-in begins at 6 p.m., with auditions at 6:30. For a detailed description of the various available roles, see http://mtishows.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid.
All who audition should prepare a brief vocal selection. No songs from the show, please. Bring sheet music if available. A brief dance/movement combination will be taught, so those auditioning should wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
Performance dates are February 26-28, March 4-6, and March 11-13. Those who are cast must be available for every performance.
For more information contact Garrett Bradley at 723-4003 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Grimsby: Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Flounder: A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Scuttle: A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
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.
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.
Flotsam: An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Jetsam: An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
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.
Chef Louis: The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Ensemble: Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses.