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 Manager:||Marco Fusco|
|Director/ Musical Director:||Ang Cuy|
|Assistant Musical Director:||Declan McGavin|
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.
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.