Director Randy J. Brown is announcing open auditions for FCT’s spring show, Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Auditions will be held at the Fremont Community Theatre on February 17 and 18, 2019 at 6:00pm for children, ages 7-12. They should have 16 bars of a song prepared to show their vocal ranges- please bring sheet music with you. A “school” of a dozen children of various ages will be needed for the show. Teens and adults will be cast in the major roles, and the children will primarily participate in the large underwater scenes and cast numbers, such as Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl.
Auditions for teen and adults (ages 13 and up) will be held on February 17 and 18th as well, but will not begin until around 7:00 p.m, after children have completed their auditions. Those people wishing to audition need only to sing 16 bars of a song that showcases their vocal ranges. Those auditioning should also be prepared to learn other songs from the show that will be sung during the evening audition times. No monologues need to be prepared; those auditioning will be cold-reading from the script onstage.
Set to the music of Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this musical tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid who wishes to be a part of the human world where she can walk and run and spend time in the sun. After seeing and saving Prince Eric, she falls in love and makes a deal with Ursula in which she gives up her voice and then is turned into a human for three days. During that time she must convince Eric to kiss her, but how? Filled with fun characters, some familiar songs, plus some new ones, this show is meant for the whole family to come and see.
The characters include:
Ariel, a mermaid, King Triton’s youngest daughter
Pilot, the helmsman of Prince Eric’s ship
Prince Eric, a human monarch
Grimsby, the guardian of Prince Eric
Flounder, a fish, Ariel’s best friend
Scuttle, a seagull who is an expert in human artifacts
Sea creatures of various shapes and sizes
King Triton, Ruler of the Sea
Sebastian, a crab and advisor to King Triton
Ursula, sea witch and sister to King Triton
Flotsam and Jetsam, two eels who are lackeys to Ursula
Chef Louis, the palace chef who is a culinary perfectionist
Chefs, sous staff of Chef Louis
Princesses, potential mates for Prince Eric
Mersisters: Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana, Daughters of King Triton
Windward and Leeward, trumpet fish and heralds in King Triton’s court
The show requires at least 25 people and depending on the number of people who audition, some individuals may be playing several roles. Again if you are planning to audition, please bring 16 measures of a song you wish to sing and a copy of the sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Also needed is a team of dedicated people who willing to build sets, run lights and sound, paint, gather props, choreograph numbers…the list is endless.
If you are interested, please call Randy J. Brown at 419-680-8386.
There will be 9 performances for the Little Mermaid. The production dates for this show are May 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19, 2019. Please check your calendars for any conflicts on those dates.