Auditions

AUDITION INFORMATION

The Little Mermaid Junior
29th April to 3rd May 2015

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc is proud to announce auditions for their July/August 2015 production of The Little Mermaid Junior, which will be performed at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute from Friday 31st of July to Sunday 16th August.

Established in 2011, Williamstown Musical Theatre Company Inc’s junior program is open to young performers aged between 8 – 18 years old and aims to provide them with high quality creative learning experiences in the theatre arts. A positive, supportive and fun environment is encouraged to promote and develop self-respect, confidence, awareness, imagination, creativity, determination and social skills in young people. Cast members also develop discipline, memorisation techniques, motor skills, coordination, and many other crucial foundation skills through creative dramatics and, in doing so, enhance their self-esteem, grace, and poise, both onstage and off.

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Production Manager: Marco Fusco
Director/ Musical Director: Ang Cuy
Choreographer: Stuart Dodge
Assistant Musical Director: Declan McGavin

 

AUDITION DETAILS

Auditions will be held at MDX Dance Studios

Unit 2/1 Akuna Drive, Williamstown
(Melways Ref 55 H6).

All auditionees are required to make an audition booking by calling 1300 881 545.

 

AUDITION DATES

  • Wednesday 29th of April from 7:30pm
  • Thursday 30th of April from 7:30pm
  • Sunday 3rd of May from 3.30pm (NEW ADDITIONAL DATE!)

 

DANCE AUDITION AND CALLBACKS

  • Auditionees may be required to attend a dance audition on Sunday 3rd May from 1:00pm and / or a call back on Sunday 3rd May from 6.00pm. The Production Team will inform you if you are required to attend a call back or dance audition.
    Please keep this date and times free.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Auditionees must be between the ages of 8 – 18 at the time of the performance season.
  • Please prepare one song (not from the show) that demonstrates your vocal ability, range and strengths as a performer.
  • Either sheet music or backing tracks may be used. All sheet music should be in the correct key.
  • No transposition or acapella singing will be accepted.
  • Auditionees may be asked to do a reading.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 10:00pm and on Sundays from 1pm to 5pm starting Sunday 17th May 2015.
  • Performance dates are from Friday 31st July to Sunday 16th August 2015.
  • All auditionees are required to complete the standard audition form.
  • All auditionees under the age of 18 must have signed Parent/Guardian permission to audition and be part of WMTC’s junior program.

 

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

ARIEL (female, 14+ yrs):
Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. We are looking for a strong singer and dynamic performer who can convey emotion even when she has lost her voice! Vocal range: Bb3 – Eb5

 

URSULA (male or female, 15+ yrs):
Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Looking for a mature performer who can bring out this villain’s humor. Vocal Range: F3 – C#5

 

SEBASTIAN (male or female, 12+yrs):
Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show! Vocal Range: A3 – D5

 

PRINCE ERIC (male, 14+ yrs):
Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel’s heart. We are looking for a charming performer with a sensitive nature. Vocal range: B3 – D5

 

MERSISTERS/ PRINCESSES (female, 12+yrs):
The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass. These great roles will double to play the princesses on land. Vocal Range:G3 – G5

 

CARLOTTA (female, 14+ yrs):
Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally. This role requires no solo singing but needs to be warm and maternal.

 

CHEF LOUIS(male or female, 12+ yrs):
Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer. Vocal range: A3 – C5

 

SCUTTLE (male or female, 12+yrs):
Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. Looking for a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle’s eccentricities. Vocal Range: B3 – E5

 

FLOTSAM & JETSAM (male or female, 8-18 yrs):
Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky. Vocal Range: C4 – C#5

 

FLOUNDER (male or female, 8-18 yrs):
Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in “She’s in Love.” Vocal Range: G3 – Db5

 

GRIMSBY (male, 8-18 yrs):
Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. We’re looking for a strong character actor for this role. Vocal Range: E4 – C5

 

GULLS(male or female, 8-18 yrs):
The Gulls are Scuttle’s flock of zany “back-up singers” who help explain human stuff to Ariel. Vocal Range B3 – G5

 

KING TRITON (male, 12+yrs):
King Triton rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This performer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent.

 

PILOT (male or female, 12+yrs):
The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship. This nautical expert entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea.  Vocal range:Bb3 – C5

 

SEAHORSE (male or female, 8-18yrs):
The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.

 

ENSEMBLE (MERFOLK, LAGOON ANIMALS, SAILORS, SEA CREATURES, CHEFS):
We are looking for strong ensemble members of all ages and vocal ranges who will play a variety of parts through the show. There will be the opportunity to feature in some numbers.

 

 

To secure your spot or for any further information,
please phone us on 1300 881 545