The Little Mermaid

Student grades 6-12 are invited to audition for S.K.I.T. Theatre's presentation of The Little Mermaid. Auditions will be held at Salem First Free Methodist Church on February 12 and 13, 2016. You only need to sign up for one group audition time.

Friday, Feb 12, 6-7:30 pm

Friday, Feb 12, 7:30-9 pm

Saturday, Feb 13, 10-11:30 am

Saturday, Feb 13, 11:30 am-1 pm

Optional: A memorized monolog can be presented for the audition panel separate from a group audition. You must sign up for the monolog audition separately from the group audition, using the sign up button. Monologs must be no longer than 2 minutes and you will be expected to participate in a group audition as well.

Friday, Feb 12, 5-6 pm

Saturday, Feb 13, 9-10 am

A confirmation email with your audition packet (including audition script) will be sent once your submission has been processed.

Format

Auditions will take place in groups of 10. Each group will participate in 30 minutes of dance and 30 minutes of cold reading from the script. Then the groups will combine for vocal auditions. If you choose to audition for a solo, audition songs must be under two minutes and performed with an accompaniment track. If you choose to sing acapella, you will be asked to a portion of a classic song with our accompanist. All auditioners must stay for the entire audition.

Casting choices will be narrowed down after initial auditions. Some actors will be called back to do further read-throughs from the show.

Call-backs - Sunday, February 14, 2016, 4-6pm

Rehearsals

The Little Mermaid rehearsals are Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, and Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Performance as May 13-21, 2016. View the entire schedule here.

Show Summary

Based on the famous film, The Little Mermaid takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea. A beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father - the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch, and convince a prince she's the girl with the perfect voice.

Cast of Characters (35)

ARIEL

A mermaid, King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.           
Range: Ab3 - Gb5

CHEF LOUIS

The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.                 
Range: Bb2 - A4

FLOTSAM

An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.                                      
Range: E3 - C5

FLOUNDER

A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.      
Range: A2 - G4

GRIMSBY

Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.                  
Range: C3 - C4

JETSAM

An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.                                      
Range: B2 - A4

KING TRITON

King of the Sea, Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence 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.  
Range: Ab2 - F4

PRINCE ERIC

A human monarch, 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.
Range: B2 - G4

SCUTTLE

A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.      
Range: C3 - G4

SEBASTIAN

A crab, advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso, constantly distraught from watching Ariel. Despite paranoia, can't stand in Ariel's way.
Range: Bb2 - C5

URSULA

Banished Sea Witch, sister of King Triton, spurned at childhood. She wants to steal the kingdom and claim as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.
Range: Eb3 - C5

ENSEMBLE

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

 

Musical Numbers

Act I

  • Overture
  • Fathoms Below | Pilot, Sailors, Prince Eric, Grimsby
  • Daughters of Triton | Mersisters
  • The World Above | Ariel
  • Human Stuff | Scuttle, Gulls, Ariel
  • I Want The Good Times Back | Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam, Eels
  • Part of Your World | Ariel
  • Storm At Sea
  • Part of Your World (Reprise) | Ariel
  • She's In Love | Mersisters, Flounder
  • Her Voice | Prince Eric
  • The World Above (Reprise) | King Triton
  • Under the Sea | Sebastian, Sea Creatures
  • Under the Sea (Reprise) | Sebastian, Sea Creatures
  • Sweet Child | Flotsam, Jetsam
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls | Ursula, Ariel

 

Act II

  • Entr'acte
  • Positoovity | Scuttle, Gulls
  • Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Ariel, Maids, Carlotta
  • Les Poissons | Chef Louis
  • Les Poissons (Enore) | Chef Louis, Chefs
  • One Step Closer | Prince Eric
  • I Want the Good Times Back (Reprise) | Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam
  • Kiss the Girl | Sebastian, Animals
  • Sweet Child (Reprise) | Flotsam, Jetsam
  • If Only (Quartet) | Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, and King Triton
  • The Contest | Grimsby, Princesses
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise) | Ursula
  • If Only (Reprise) | King Triton, Ariel
  • Finale Ultimo | Prince Eric, Ariel, Company
  • Under the Sea (Bows) | Company