Following on from their hugely successful first show Aladdin, Sterts Youth Theatre Juniors are excited to announce that their next production will be Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music including the songs Under The Sea, Part of Your World, Kiss the Girl as well as exciting new songs and a whole host of new characters). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Performance dates: Wed 27th to Sat 30th May 2020.

Rehearsal Days: Thursdays 5-7pm Starting 9th Jan

Weekends: Sat 11th April, Sat 25th April, Sat 9th May, Sat 16th May

A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided by character once rehearsals have begun.

AUDITION DATE: Sunday 1st December

AUDITION LOCATION: Sterts Studio

AUDITION TMES:

7-10 year olds 10.00-12.00

11-14 year olds 12.30-17.00

(Once you have registered you will be emailed a time slot for your audition to avoid too much waiting around)

 

RECALL AUDITIONS Friday 6th December 19.00-21.00

If you are intending on going for a principal role please keep the recall date free as you may be required to attend.

Show Fee: £50. Bursaries available, for any info please email Lisa on office3@stertsarts.org.

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Prince Eric

Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart. Look for a charming performer with a sensitive nature. Prince Eric has a few small solos, but it is more important to cast a strong actor in this role.

Gender: Male

Ariel

Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice.

Gender: Female

Flounder

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." Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight.

Gender: Any

Flounder

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." Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight.

Gender: Any

Sebastian

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! Look for a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian's emotional range. Sebastian can be played by a boy or girl.

Gender: Any

Scuttle

Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. While a good singer will rock "Human Stuff," this song can easily be spoken in rhythm. Look for a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle's eccentricities.

Gender: Any

King Triton

KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Cast a mature performer who feels comfortable playing father to Ariel and the Mersisters.

Gender: Male

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

Ursula

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. Cast a mature performer who can bring out this villain's humor while finding texture in Ursula's complexity. Ursula's songs can be challenging, so look for a singer who will feel comfortable with these solos.

Gender: Female

Jetsam & Flotsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls.

Gender: Any

Chef Louis

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.

Gender: Any

Grimsby

Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. While Grimsby does have some singing to do, strong acting trumps singing ability for this role.

Gender: Male

Tentacles

The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair. Look for six or eight performers who work well together and can move as a unit.

Gender: Any

Carlotta

Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome.

Gender: Female

Gulls

The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel. While there are three principal gulls written in the score, feel free to add as many as you need to best serve your production. The Gulls' solos can be spoken if necessary.

Gender: Any

Chefs

The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants. The music in "Les Poissons" can be challenging, so good choral singers are a plus for this group. Your Chefs can also double as members of the Sea Chorus.

Gender: Any

Princesses

The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Since none of them possesses the voice Prince Eric is searching for, cast actresses who can create an exaggerated and comedic personality through song. The six Princesses can double as the six Mersisters.

Gender: Female

Pilot

The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea presents an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. The Pilot has a few speaking lines, but his singing voice is most important.

Gender: Male

Sailors

The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm. The Sailors can be played by boys or girls and can double as Sea Chorus.

Gender: Any

Seahorse

The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice.

Gender: Any

Sea Chorus

The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. Look for performers who can move gracefully and are capable of being part of a scene without drawing focus. This can also be an opportunity to showcase some of your more skilled dancers. The Sea Chorus can double as Merfolk, Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals.

Gender: Any

Sea Creatures

The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton's court. They can include as few or as many performers as your production permits. There are several moments to showcase both dancers and singers in "Under the Sea."

Gender: Any

Merfolk

The Merfolk of King Triton's Court and can double as Sea Creatures.

Gender: Any

Lagoon Animals

The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. This ensemble can double as the Sea Creatures.

Gender: Any

Auditions Songs

Ariel and Ariel’s Mersisters, Princesses

Song: Part of Your World - ‘What would I give if I could live out of these waters’ through to the end of the song.

12 Part of Your World.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 03:06

Sebastian, Flounder, Ensemble

Song: Under the sea - Beginning of song until the end of the first chorus ‘…While we devotin’ full time to floatin’ under the sea’.

13 Under the Sea.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 02:37

Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam

Song: Poor unfortunate soul - From ‘You poor unfortunate Soul. It’s sad. It’s true. If you want to cross a bridge, my sweet…’through until the end of the song.

24 Poor Unfortunate Souls.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 03:09

Chef Louis

Song: Les Poissons - .Beginning of song until ‘I love little fishes don’t you’.

28 Les Poissons.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 02:01

Prince Eric

Song: One step closer - Beginning of song until ‘to saying what you feel’.

30 One Step Closer.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 01:51

Scuttle

Song: Human stuff- Beginning of song until ‘You’re what they call the dogs meow’

09 Human Stuff.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 02:09

Pilot

Song: Fathoms below- Beginning of song until ‘in mysterious fathoms below’

02 Fathoms Below.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 02:13

Just for fun....Listen to the other songs

Fathoms Below: Pilot, Eric, Grimsby, Sailors

02 Fathoms Below.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 02:13

Daughters of Triton: Mersisters

05 Daughters of Triton.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 01:06

Human Stuff: Scuttle, Gulls

09 Human Stuff.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 02:09

She's In Love: Mersisters

19 She's in Love.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 03:01

One Step Closer: Prince Eric

30 One Step Closer.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 01:51

The Contest: Princesses

35 The Contest.mp3Artist Name
00:00 / 01:10

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