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AUDITION NOTICE

Ages 14-18

 

AUDITION CLINIC - May 31st @ 6:00-7:00pm

VOCAL AUDITIONS  -  June 3rd 

DANCE CALL - June 4th @ 10:30-11:30am

CALLBACKS -   12:00 - 4:00pm (invite only)

REHEARSALS -  June & July  -  Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  6:00-9:00pm

PERFORMANCES -  July 29th, July 30th, August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th

 

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.

FREE AUDITION CLINIC

Come meet the directors! Learn the callback dance, see our rehearsal space, meet new friends and ask questions about auditions.  Actors auditioning are not required to attend but are encouraged.  The clinic will be held on May 31st, 6:00-7:00pm.  The clinic is optional.

AUDITIONS FOR ROLES

Auditions are open to all performers between the ages of 14-18.  Actors going into 8th grade this fall can audition as they are 13 turning 14 soon.

Bring ALL conflicts (any date you cannot attend rehearsal) from June 3rd - August 6th, any conflicts not included at the time of audition will not be honored.  Not everyone will be called to every rehearsal.  
 

Bring a headshot and resume to auditions

Come prepared to sing 1 minute in the style of the show or stylistically appropriate to a character from the show.  An accompanist will NOT be provided, please bring a karaoke track, no track with vocals.

Auditions will take place at the studio located at 803 North 1250 West #4, Centerville, Utah, 84014

If you cannot attend auditions, contact us before auditions and we will schedule another time for you.

DANCE CALL

Everyone auditioning is invited to Dance Call.  It will be held June 4th @10:30-11:30am

Be prepared to move

Jazz Shoes encouraged

AERIAL SILKS AUDITIONS

Performers interested in auditioning for Flotsam, Jetsam, and Featured Aerialists need to register for an Aerial Silk Audition time slot and a  vocal time slot

Be prepared to climb, split, crossback, butterfly and descend

You must have taken at least 1 semester of aerial silks to audition for these roles

Aerialists must also attend auditions for vocal, dance and callbacks (if invited)

 

CALLBACKS

Additional Callbacks will be held by invitation only June 4th beginning at 12:00pm

COST

Tuition: $114/month (June, July, August)

Costume Rental Fee: $53

Media Purchases: (Optional) Headshot ($25), Digital Download Recording ($25), Cast Shirt ($25)

No Registration Fee 

If you would like to divide the cost in two, you can pay half in June and Half in July (email us with this request) 

Performers will be required to provide underclothing and shoes for performances.  Consisting of a tan leotard & black shorts for girls and a black tank top & black or tan pants for boys.  Performers will be required to provide specific shoes.

HOW TO SIGN UP

1. Click any "register" button on the website

2. Register for "The Little Mermaid Jr."

3. We will email you after registration with an audition slot sign-up

4. Come to auditions

Everyone who registers will be cast in the production.

No refunds will be given after the cast list has been posted.

If you have any questions, please email us  backstageperformingartsutah@gmail.com

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

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 Ariel's 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.

MERSISTERS (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana)

Strong & spunky individual personalities.  Looking for a wide range of ages.  Confident part singers.

ENSEMBLE 

Crew Members, Sea Creatures, Gulls, Maids, Chefs, Animals

SONG LIST

The World Above

Fathoms Below

Daughters of Triton

If Only (Triton's Lament)

Daddy's Little Angel

Part of Your World

She's In Love

Her Voice

Under the Sea

If Only (Ariel's Lament)

Sweet Child

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Positoovity

Beyond My Wildest Dreams

Les Poisson

One Step Closer

Kiss the Girl

If Only (Quartet)

The Contest

Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)

Finale