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Disney The Little Mermaid
ManeStage Theatre Company

  • Disney The Little Mermaid
  • ManeStage Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Puyallup, WA
  • Project Begins: May 21, 2019
  • Project Ends: Aug 4, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Evan Hildebrand
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    116 W. Main, Puyallup, WA 98371

    Submission instructions:
    Email: Evan@manestagetheatre.com for appointment

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken including Part of Your World, Under the Sea and Kiss The Girl, this spectacular Broadway musical is sure to delight audiences of all ages!

 

Other details:
ManeStage Theatre is a high quality community theatre currently in their 12th Season.

Rehearsals and performances are held in the historic Liberty Theatre, home of ManeStage Theatre Company.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
ARIEL –a mermaid princess; King Triton’s youngest daughter of seven, and an avid collector of human artifacts; though often rebellious, Ariel has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human. Some dance training required. (Vocal Range: mezzo Ab3-Gb5, belts to an E, Age Range 16-23)
PRINCE ERIC –the handsome guy everyone falls in love with; portrayed with confidence and sincerity; a nautical prince whose qualities are every bit as regal as they are genial; full of charm and valor, Eric is willing to denounce his place on the throne in order to find someone to love. Some dance training required. (Vocal Range: B2-G4; controlled lyrical tenor/baritenor, Age Range 18-28)
SEBASTIAN – strong actor/singer/comedian; competent dance, with strong comedic timing; must have lots of personality; with flare and character; a crab; as the royal court composer, he is tasked to watch over Ariel; speaking with a Caribbean dialect, he is a sensitive suck-up and a true friend. (Vocal Range: Tenor Bb2-C5,, Age Range 20-45)
URSULA - must be able to move well; wide range of comedy and villainess, commanding and strong; a sinister sea witch and King Triton’s sister whose manipulative tactics are as sticky as her extended tentacles; while she is menacing, she also has a great sense of humor and cares deeply for her henchmen, Flotsam and Jetsam. (Vocal Range: Eb3-C5, alto/belt, Age Range 18+)
KING TRITON – commanding and charismatic, King of the Sea and Ariel’s father, who is adamant against the dangers the human world brings; on the surface he seems like a strict and stubborn monarch, but deep down he is a harried single father whose only care is for the safety of his daughters and his world. (Vocal Range: Baritone Ab2-F4, Age Range 40+)
FLOUNDER – adorable, bubbly, and sensitive; quirky strong character voice; Ariel’s closest and most faithful friend, a tropical reef fish; although he’s tiny and scares easily, his enthusiasm is as big as the ocean. (Vocal Range: Tenor A2-G4, Age Range 16-23)
SCUTTLE –character actor and strong dancer; tap dancing a plus; strong character voice; an eccentric seagull and friend of Ariel’s; a self-proclaimed human expert, though in reality he knows very little and is often making up words. (Vocal Range C3 – G4, Age Range 18+)
GRIMSBY – excellent comic actor; Prince Eric’s faithful servant, right hand man, and friend; while he is earnest, he is also gentle and clumsy; serves as the prince’s moral compass. (Vocal Range: Baritone C3-C4, Age Range 32+)
CHEF LOUIS – true character voice; the hot-tempered, French, over the top head chef of the palace; particularly fond of fish dishes (Vocal Range: Baritone Bb2-A4, Age Range 20+)
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM – strong comedic chops and dancing; should be played with a slimy feel; Ursula’s eel minions and spies; true partners in crime, both are cunning, manipulative, intelligent, and evil. (Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritenor B2-C5. Age Range 16-30)
MERSISTERS – Ariel’s older sisters Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista and Andrina. Some dance training/strong dancers. (Vocal Range G3-G5, Ages 18-30)
ENSEMBLE- Strong singer/movers and singer/dancers to play Sailors, Sea Creatures, Gulls, Maids, Chefs, Animals and Princesses. Strong dancers with jazz and ballet training. Tap a plus. (Vocal Range: SATB, Age Range 16+)

Audition/Interview Dates:
May 8 from 6-9pm by appointment only

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Invitational Callback May 13th

Audition Requirements:
Bring a current headshot and resume to leave with the panel. Prepare one song selection, no longer than one verse and one chorus (approximately 16-32 bars) of sheet music from the musical theatre canon. Accompanist will be provided. Accompanist will not transpose music. No taped accompaniment or singing acapella permitted.

Monetary compensation:
All cast and crew are volunteers.

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