Thursday, February 18, 2016

audition notice - THE LITTLE MERMAID - Valley Youth Theatre - April 12 & April 13

Music by:  Alan Mencken  |  Lyrics by: Howard Ashman |  Book by: Glenn Slater & Doug Wright

Directed by: Bobb Cooper

Musically Directed by:  Mark Fearey

Show Dates: June 10 - 26, 2016

Perfermance Venue: The Herberger Theater Center

Rehearsal Dates: TBA

Auditions Date:  Apri 12, 2016 & April 13, 2016  (subject to change).

Time:  4:00 PM (Doors open for registration at approx. 3:30pm)

Place: Valley Youth Theatre 525 North First Street, Phoenix Arizona 85004

Downtown Phoenix, SE Corner of First Street & Fillmore

Callbacks:  Thursday, April 14, 2016  (subject to change).

Rehearsals:  Begin with a mandatory company meeting for actors & parents as early as the week following callbacks.

Tech week:  TBA

CLICK HERE for Audition Instructions

Based on Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film this 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 bubbly 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 and bargains 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.   Disney's The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, and the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years

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.
Gender: Female
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

CLICK HERE for Audition Instructions

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