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PRODUCTION TEAM
Director – Andrew Higgins
Vocal Director – Claire Davies
Music Director – Rianta Belford
Choreographer – Chris Davis
Costume Designer – Deb Kelso
Set Designer – Denise Higgins
Stage Manager – Bonnie Nicholas
Production Manager - Jodie Bell

 

Auditions for The Little Mermaid will be held at Townsville Choral Society Hall in September 2022. 

Vocal Auditions: Evenings by booking only: Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th September

Dance Audition: Sunday 12th September, 10am (wear comfortable workout clothes and footwear) 
Call backs: Sunday 12th September, from 5pm

 

Cast must be available for rehearsals from 23rd of October until the 21st of December, available again from the 2nd of January, available for all of tech week (from January 16th) and for production (Jan 20th - 30th). Due to the shorter rehearsal period, longer holiday absences will not be able to be negotiated. 

Note: Ages listed below are stage ages - what a cast member must look like. 

Characters

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. Stubborn, naive, curious, and kind hearted.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

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

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

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

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

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

Age: 15 to 20

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle

A dishevelled seagull and expert in human artefacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

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

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: Ab2

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

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Flotsam & Jetsam

Eels, and Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, they will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Flotsam - either, Jetsam - male

Age: 20 to 40

Vocal range top: C5 (Flotsam)  and A4 (Jetsam)

Vocal range bottom: E3 (Flotsam) and B2 (Jetsam) 

Chef Louis

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

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Mersisters

The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters.

Gender: Female 

These parts are divided into soprano and alto. All Mersisters have to be able to sing an E5, but only the sopranos sing to G5. 

Vocal range bottom: G3