DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

For Students in Grades 6 - 9

 

Directed by Terry Fyke

Choreographed by Alisha Schneider

Music Direction by Susan Dantoni

 

AUDITIONS (by appointment only):

Tuesday, November 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

For an audition appointment, please fill out and submit Audition Appointment Request Form.

 

*For your convenience, the rehearsal schedule has been provided in calendar form Commitment Calendar. Please review.

 

CALLBACKS (if called):

Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 - 8:00PM

 

CAST:

Calling Singers, Dancers, Actors in Grades 6 – 9 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show.  Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.  Please consider your commitment to the show prior to your audition, as we obviously can’t promise lead roles to everyone.  Every role, ensemble included, will be exciting and fun, as well as a valuable experience. 

 

PREPARE:

• 32 bars from two contrasting musical theatre songs (one upbeat, one ballad) that showcase your vocal range and demonstrate your ability to show character through song.  Be prepared to sing entire song if asked. Please do not prepare a song from Little Mermaid.

• How to prepare your accompaniment music for auditions:  If copied, hole-punch the music and put in a binder.  The music should be on the front and back of each page.  If only printed on one side, tape the pages together so they are back-to-back or put them back to back in a non-glare sleeve.  If music is bound, it should lay flat when open.

• You will be asked to read a scene — no preparation needed.  

 

BRING:

• A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned

• A resume, if available

• Shoes and appropriate clothes to dance in (no flip flops, crocs, etc.) — you will be taught a short dance combination to be performed in a group.  

• Sheet music (not CD’s) in a binder for your audition song in the the key in which you will sing (sheet music is available in local music stores and online — www.sheetmusicplus.com or www.musicnotes.com for example).  An Accompanist will be provided (“a cappella” audition songs will not be accepted).

• If you have questions about what to prepare or what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.

 

REHEARSALS:

Dates vary — see Commitment Calendar (you may not be called for all rehearsals and may only be called for a portion of a rehearsal). 

 

PERFORMANCES:

• February 1 at 7:30PM

• February 2 at 7:30PM

• February 3 at 2:00PM

• February 8 at 7:30PM

• February 9 at 7:30PM

• February 10 at 2:00PM

 

COMMITMENT:

• $321 Commitment Fee for musical theatre training to develop your talent in singing, movement, and character development in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  Includes a costuming fee.  $20 discount for first additional sibling.  A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.

• Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.

• Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success. 

 

THE SHOW:

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."  

 

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

 

LOCATION:  

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at:  

STAGES

875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave).  Tell the attendant you are  attending a Stages’ audition.

 

QUESTIONS:

585-935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email Lisa@MJTStages.com

 

Hope to see you at the audition!