Auditions Announced for THE LITTLE MERMAID at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoDisney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright

May 4 through 20, 2018

Auditions: March 12 & 13, 2018 @ 7pm both nights.

Dayton Playhouse
1301 E Siebenthaler Ave
Dayton, Ohio 45414

Directed by Matthew W. Smith
Music Direction by Lorri B. Johnson-Topping
Produced by Matt Lindsay
Choreography by Juangabriel Encarnacion Serrano and Kiersten Farmer

Costumes by Janet Powell
Properties by Heather Campbell Martin
Lights by Richard Lee Waldeck
Sound Design by Gary Thompson
Scenic Design by Chris Red Newman
Technical Direction by Bob Kovach
Stage Management by Melanie Brenner

www.daytonplayhouse.com

Vocal Auditions: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from musical theatre that demonstrates your range and voice. An accompanist will be provided or you may bring a CD with which to sing. No a capella singing, please.

Dance Audition: Please wear comfortable clothes and appropriate shoes and be prepared for a basic movement audition.

Character Breakdown
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE

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.

Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

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
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Grimsby – Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Flounder – A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.

Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle – A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

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
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Flotsam – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Male/ Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Jetsam – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Male/ Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

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.

Gender: Female/Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Chef Louis – The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.

Gender: Male/Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ensemble – Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses

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