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The Little Mermaid

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Auditions for The Little Mermaid will be held, by appointment only, November 6th, 2017.

These auditions will be held at Hale Studios (537 N. 1200 W. in Orem).

Appointments may be made by calling the box office at 801-226-8600.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Headshots and resumes are encouraged.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to fill out the appropriate paperwork before your audition time.

The Little Mermaid will be directed by Lisa Hall Hagen with music direction by Amanda Crabb and choreography by Ashley Gardner Carlson.

Callbacks, by invitation only, will be on Saturday, November 11th with a possible separate dance call on Friday, November 10th.

Anyone who is unable to attend the initial audition may submit an audition form and video. Please send your video along with a headshot, resume, and your audition form to meagan@haletheater.org no later than November 5th to be considered for callbacks. You may download the audition form HERE.

Character Descriptions
(Auditions are open for Men ages 16+ & Women Ages 20+)

ARIEL (Female): Ariel is a strong-willed teenaged mermaid who longs to be human. She possesses a keen curiosity for the world both under and above the sea - much to the chagrin of her father, King Triton. Big-hearted, she's more accepting of and delighted by others' differences than most of her fellow merfolk, but she also has a rebellious streak that can get her into trouble. Mezzo Soprano.

PRINCE ERIC (Male): Prince Eric is the adventurous human monarch who captures Ariel's heart. Charming and sensitive in nature, he has a warm voice and demeanor that evoke his flair for romance. There is also a stubborn side to the Prince, who is determined to do whatever it takes to get what he wants - including the girl with the mysterious voice. Tenor.

SEBASTIAN (Male): Sebastian is the choirmaster of King Triton's court who has a flair for the dramatic. A meticulous and uptight crab, Sebastian is ever-anxious, whether he's conducting a concert premiere or protecting Ariel from Ursula. When he's performing - which is almost always - he's undeniably charismatic. Tenor.

FLOUNDER (Male): Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who rarely leaves her side. A spunky fish with a sweet sense of humor, he can be awkward and anxious around his unrequited crush. Although Flounder is traditionally played by a child actor, for this production we will only be considering youthful men ages 16+. Tenor.

KING TRITON (Male): King Triton, King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers. A widower, Triton is as fond of his daughters as he is frustrated with their teenage angst. Even when unsure of his parenting technique, he is a tender patriarch who becomes a royal force to be reckoned with when Ariel's safety and happiness is threatened by his sister, the Sea Witch Ursula. Baritone.

URSULA (Female or Male): Ursula is the tentacled and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton. Cunning and calculating, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants - and what she wants is Triton's throne. To gain the upper-hand, she utilizes her slick sense of humor, a flash of glamour, and larger-than-life confidence. Low Alto / Contralto.

FLOTSAM & JETSAM (Male or Female): Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's sinister lackeys. With devious charm, these electric eels convince Ariel to visit the Sea Witch. Tricky and menacing, they are always lurking about, ready to take advantage of sea inhabitants at their most vulnerable moments. Tenor / Alto.

SCUTTLE (Male): Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on all things human. Garrulous and off-beat, Scuttle's eccentricities are more endearing than aggravating. Even as he makes up ridiculous names and functions for common human objects, his intentions are friendly and his enthusiasm is infectious. Tenor.

GRIMSBY (Male): Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. Rigid in bearing and personality, he is constantly trying to guide Prince Eric toward the throne and a suitable bride fit for a royal marriage. Under his stern demeanor, Grimsby truly is fond of Eric, whom he worries about and attends to as though his own son.

CHEF LOUIS (Male): Chef Louis is the melodramatic head chef in the palace. Wild and frenetic, he becomes physically and vocally flustered by Sebastian, who always manages to escape his grasp. Tenor.

ENSEMBLE (Male and Female): Mersisters, Sailors, Gulls, Sea Creatures, Maids, Chefs, Princesses