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Auditions: Disney’s The Little Mermaid

June 12th, 2017

Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions Sunday, August 6th & Monday, August 7th at 6:30pm for the Main Stage production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
 

Audition Dates: Sunday, August 6th & Monday, August 7th – For both dates, sign in starts at 6:30, Dance call begins at 7:00
 
Call Backs: Sunday, August 13th
 
Show dates: November 24th – December 9th (December 2nd & 9th are two show days at 2pm and 8pm)
 
Rehearsal Dates: First rehearsal August 27th – Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays Starting September 5th
 
Audition Requirements

  • Please provide a resume & headshot (If you do not have a headshot, a photo will be taken of you at the audition)
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show (Songs from the show are encouraged)
  • Please wear clothes / shoes that you can move in
  • Please download and complete the PCS audition form from the Auditions Page

Any questions please contact the director Ryan Stone at r.stone119@gmail.com
 
Roles: All Roles are open
 

Ariel is a strong-willed teenaged mermaid who longs to be human. She possesses a keen curiosity for the world both under and above the sea – much to the chagrin of her father, King Triton. Big-hearted, she’s more accepting of and delighted by others’ differences than most of her fellow merfolk, but she also has a rebellious streak that can get her into trouble. Must be able to move well in order to clearly convey meaning once Ariel loses her voice. A-flat 2 to E5
 
Prince Eric is the adventurous human monarch who captures Ariel’s heart. Charming and sensitive in nature, he has a warm voice and demeanor that evoke his flair for romance. There is also a stubborn side to the Prince, who is determined to do whatever it takes to get what he wants – including the girl with the mysterious voice. B2 to F-sharp 4
 
Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. Rigid in bearing and personality, he is constantly trying to guide Prince Eric toward the throne and a suitable bride fit for a royal marriage. Under his stern demeanor, Grimsby truly is fond of Eric, whom he worries about and attends to as though his own son. C3 to C4
 
Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who rarely leaves her side. A spunky fish with a sweet sense of humor, he can be awkward and anxious around his unrequited crush. A2 to G4
 
Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on all things human. Garrulous and off-beat, Scuttle’s eccentricities are more endearing than aggravating. Even as he makes up ridiculous names and functions for common human objects, his intentions are friendly and his enthusiasm is infectious. C3 to G4. Tap required.
 
King Triton, King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers. A widower, Triton is as fond of his daughters as he is frustrated with their teenage angst. Even when unsure of his parenting technique, he is a tender patriarch who becomes a royal force to be reckoned with when Ariel’s safety and happiness is threatened by his sister, the Sea Witch Ursula. A-flat 2 to F4
 
Sebastian is the choirmaster of King Triton’s court who has a flair for the dramatic. A meticulous and uptight crab, Sebastian is ever-anxious, whether he’s conducting a concert premiere or protecting Ariel from Ursula. When he’s performing – which is almost always – he’s undeniably charismatic. His movement should be more fidgety than fluid, and he should be able to perform a broad send-up of a Caribbean accent (rather than an authentic Jamaican one). B-flat 2 to C5. Strong dancer
 
Mersisters – Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana are the daughters of King Triton and sisters to Ariel. Full of personality and sass, each should be distinct in character. The Mersisters will also be playing the human Princesses who try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. As none possesses the voice he is searching for, each should have an exaggerated and comedic personality that is revealed through song. Soprano or Alto. Strong Dancers
 
Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s sinister lackeys. With devious charm, these electric eels convince Ariel to visit the Sea Witch. Tricky and menacing, they are always lurking about, ready to take advantage of sea inhabitants at their most vulnerable moments. B2 to C5
 
Ursula is the tentacled and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton. Cunning and calculating, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants – and what she wants is Triton’s throne. To gain the upper-hand, she utilizes her slick sense of humor, a flash of glamour, and larger-than-life confidence. E-flat 3 to C5
 
Chef Louis is the melodramatic head chef in the palace. Wild and frenetic, he becomes physically and vocally flustered by Sebastian, who always manages to escape his grasp. He should be highly comedic with exaggerated movement and an overthe-top French accent. When not featured as Chef Louis, this actor will appear as part of the ensemble. B-flat 2 to A4
 
Pilot, the uniformed helmsman of Prince Eric’s ship, is a nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea. A little too superstitious for Grimsby’s taste, the Pilot nevertheless maintains strict control of his ship and crew even as he sings with a jolly cadence. When not featured as the Pilot, this actor will appear as part of the ensemble. Baritone
 
Ensemble (Sailors, Sea Creatures, Maids, Gulls, Chefs)

 
Please note: PCS is an all-volunteer organization, all roles are unpaid.
 

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