"The Little Mermaid, Jr" Auditions

Tuesday, December 9th

Who: Liberty Prep students grades 6-12

When: Tuesday, December 9th (possible callbacks Thursday, December 11th)

Where: LPCA Sanctuary



After the enormous success of our fall production "Robin Hood," we are so excited to announce the upcoming auditions of our 2nd annual spring musical, Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr!"


Join all the characters we know and love on this fun-filled adventure under the sea in this newly released, Broadway hit!


There are great roles for all, so we need YOU! Everyone is welcome, no prior experience necessary!


Tentative show dates are Thursday, March 26th-Saturday, March28th.

What to expect:

For the audition, you should prepare a short song that best showcases your vocal talent. (Don't worry, you will just be singing privately for me!) If available, you can bring cd accompaniment (no vocals) to sing along to.


You should also be prepared to do a cold reading from the script and learn a short dance combination.


Auditions will begin promptly after school and will probably run until about 5:30, depending on the number of those auditioning. I do attempt to keep auditions moving quickly, but thank you in advance for your flexibility! Outside of my 5th grade room will be our "callboard." There you will find any updates regarding the show. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!


Also, please come prepared with any conflicts you may have. I am willing to work with students juggling multiple after school activities and busy schedules if I know of the conflicts in advance.


Above all, come ready to have fun!


Thank you and hope to see you there!


Ms. Baynes, Director

Characters:

ARIEL Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Looking for a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice.

CARLOTTA Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace.

CHEF LOUIS Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer.

FLOTSAM & JETSAM Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, Looking for performers who can be underhanded and devious and project!

FLOUNDER Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in “She’s in Love.”

GRIMSBY Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne.

GULLS The Gulls are Scuttle’s flock of zany “back-up singers” who help explain human stuff to Ariel.

KING TRITON KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. Needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Father to Ariel and the Mersisters.

MERSISTERS The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers.

PILOT The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship. This nautical expert entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea.

PRINCE ERIC Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel’s heart. Looking for a charming performer and a strong actor with a sensitive nature.

SAILORS The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric’s ship.

SCUTTLE Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. Looking for a good singer with good comedic timing who will rock 'Human Stuff," and is willing to have fun with Scuttle’s eccentricities.

SEA CREATURES The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton’s court. Will showcase these singers and dancers in “Under the Sea.”

SEAHORSES The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.

SEBASTIAN Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some memorable songs.

URSULA Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.