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Auditions: The Little Mermaid, Jr.

Audition Dates & Times: Sat & Sun, Aug 16 & 17, 2014, 1-4pm
Location: Patio Playhouse, 116 S. Kalmia St, Escondido, CA 92025
Callbacks: Mon, Aug 18, 2014, 5-8pm (by invitation only, location TBA)


Performance Dates & Times: Oct 17-Nov 2, 2014, 7:00pm Fri and Sat, 2:00pm Sun
Added Performances: Oct 25, 2:00pm Sat; Nov 1, 2:00pm Sat
No Performance: Fri, Oct 31
Location: Patio Playhouse Theatre, 116 S Kalmia Street, Escondido, 92025 Map

Directed by Geoffrey A. Cox
Choreographed by Candace Carbajal
Produced by Peggy Schneider


SYNOPSIS: Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
  • Auditions are open to those 6-18 years old
  • Please prepare a one minute solo - karaoke track required
  • Call backs will consist of a cold read from the script and a small dance audition
  • Headshot and resume not required but welcomed.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ARIEL Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice.

CARLOTTA Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally.

CHEF LOUIS Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic.

FLOTSAM & JETSAM Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky.

FLOUNDER Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end.

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.

KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with.

MERSISTERS The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass.

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

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

PRINCESSES The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric.

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 performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle’s eccentricities.

SEAHORSE 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 of the most memorable songs in the show! Looking for a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian’s emotional range. Sebastian can be played by a boy or girl.

TENTACLES The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair.

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. Looking for a mature performer who can bring out this villain’s humor while finding texture in Ursula’s complexity.

ENSEMBLE: SEA CHORUS/SEA CREATURES/SAILORS/MERFOLK/LAGOON ANIMALS/GULLS/CHEFS - The Ensemble wears many hats in this production. Lots of fun roles for one and all.


For more information please call: 760-746-6669 or
email: geoffreycox@patioplayhouse.com