Auditions

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

Tuesday, May 7, 3:30-8:00pm

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Rehearsal Calendar

Don’t miss auditions for ACT’s summer musical: The Little Mermaid Jr.!

AUDITION DETAILS
• First round of auditions by appointment: May 7th (3:30-8:00pm) or 9th (3:00-6:00pm)
• Callbacks (by invitation) May 11th, 9:00am-Noon
• Contact ACT for an audition appointment: (805) 781-3889 ext. 14 or act@slorep.org

AVAILABLE ROLES
• 20-25 roles for boys and girls ages 8-18. All roles are open. Please see below for a full list of available roles.
• Strong singers and dancers are encouraged to audition!
• Please note that many roles are open to boys or girls.

WHAT TO PREPARE
• Bring memorized a short monologue of no more than 30 seconds. It is recommended that monologues are contemporary and that your character is speaking to another character.
• Bring prepared (memorized) a short song selection from The Little Mermaid Jr. Please see below for song selections, recommendations, and instructions.  A cd player/ipod dock will be provided. An accompanist will not be provided. No a Capella singing, please.
• Conflicts: you will be asked to share any conflicts you may have with the show’s rehearsal schedule. Please come prepared with your summer calendar.
• Please bring a current photo of yourself to the audition.
• Comfortable/movable clothing is encouraged.

SONG SELECTION
• Please choose from the following songs to sing at your audition: Human Stuff, Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, Part of Your World, or Poor Unfortunate Souls
• Your song selection is your choice; however, if you are interested in a particular role, we suggest choosing the recommended song listed under each character in the character descriptions below.
• All audition song selections have been edited for brevity. Please use the versions provided.
• For each audition song selection, we’ve provided the sheet music, lyrics, vocal guide version and instrumental version. Please use the sheet music, lyrics, and vocal guide version to learn the song. You will sing to the instrumental version of your song selection at your audition (we’ll provide the music).
• All song selection materials are available on Google Drive.

PRODUCTION DETAILS
• Rehearsals: May 17-July 5, 3-4 afternoon/evenings per week; July 7-11, Monday-Friday evenings. Some rehearsal conflicts can be accommodated. Please see the above calendar for a complete production dates.
• Production Dates: July 12-21. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Saturday and Sunday matinees.
• Tuition: $400. Scholarships and Payment Plans available.

THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
• Ariel: A little mermaid who longs to be human. The heroine of our story. Female.
Recommended audition song: Part of Your World
• Prince Eric: The adventurous prince who captures Ariel’s heart. He has a sensitive nature. Male.
Recommended audition song: Kiss the Girl
• King Triton: Ariel’s father, and ruler of the sea. He is a powerful leader and a force to be reckoned with, but is also a loving and kind parent. This is a non-singing role, but the actor cast will likely sing with the ensemble. Male.
Recommended audition song: Kiss the Girl
• Sebastian: the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe. He/She leads some of the most memorable songs of the show. Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Under the Sea or Kiss the Girl
• Flounder: 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.” Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Human Stuff
• The Mersisters: (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass. They will also double as the Princesses. Female.
Recommended audition song: Part of Your World
• Ursula: 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. She is also a humorous and complex character. Female.
Recommended audition song: Poor Unfortunate Souls
• Flotsam and Jetsam: Ursula’s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister, sneaky, underhanded and devious. Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Poor Unfortunate Souls.
• Scuttle: the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. He is funny, off-beat, eccentric, with good comedic timing. Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Human Stuff
• Grimsby: Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. While is he is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne, he has a good heart. Male.
Recommended audition song: Human Stuff or Kiss the Girl
• Chef Louis: the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic and sings Les Poissons. Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Under the Sea
• Carlotta: the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally. She is warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome. This is a non-singing role, but the actor cast will likely sing with the ensemble. Female.
Recommended audition song: Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, or Human Stuff
• Princesses: the women who try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. None of them possesses the voice Prince Eric is searching for, and the result is an exaggerated and comedic display of personality through song. The six Princesses will double as the six Mersisters. Female.
Recommended audition song: Part of Your World
• The Pilot: the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship. He is a nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea and has a great vocal solo. Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Human Stuff
• Ensemble: ensemble members will likely play several of the following parts (this is a great show for ensemble!) Male/Female.
Recommended audition song: Human Stuff or Under the Sea
Gulls: Scuttles zany crew of back up singers who explain “human stuff” to Ariel
Chefs: Chef Louis’ assistants
Sea Creatures: the underwater ensemble of King Triton’s court
Sea Chorus: they are responsible for creating the world (underwater and above water) of the show
Merfolk: the merfolk of King Triton’s court
Lagoon animals: the pond animals who try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel
Sailors: The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric’s ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm.
Tentacles: extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair.

ABOUT THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film, produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker, written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Music by Alan Menken
Book by Doug Wright
Directed by Kerry DiMaggio
Music direction by Danielle and Lacey McNamara

Based on one of the most popular Disney movies of all time!

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from the Broadway production and the enormously popular motion picture. In a magical underwater kingdom, the young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, and make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose lovely voice he’s been seeking. Perfect for the whole family, The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

 

General Auditions

Saturday, May 25, Several times available

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GENERAL AUDITION SIGN-UPS ARE NOW OPEN!

GENERAL AUDITIONS for the 2019-2020 Season will take place at SLO REP on May 25, 2019.

Please click the link below to secure your audition slot. When you sign up, you will automatically be sent a complete audition packet which will detail all available roles, rehearsal/performance calendars, etc). You will also be sent a link to to a AUDITION INFORMATION FORM which needs to be completed and submitted to SLO REP prior to May 25.

Audition Sign-Ups

 

PLEASE NOTE: actors who have appeared at SLO REP in a Mainstage show or Staged Reading during the current 2018-2019 season ARE NOT REQUIRED to audition, however, they MUST submit the online audition form at the link below BEFORE May 25, 2019.

Audition Form

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS

All actors are required to bring in ONE short monologue (preferably memorized.) If actors want to be considered for next season’s musicals, they are required to bring in 60-120 seconds of a song. No accompanist will be provided; please bring bring in a backing track (we will have an amp and headphone jack for phones and a CD player in the room.)

If you CANNOT ATTEND the in-person General Auditions on May 25th, you are welcome to submit a video audition to Kevin Harris via email any time before May 30, 2019. If you would like to schedule an alternate in-person audition, please email Kevin Harris.

Thanks, everyone!

If you have any questions about auditions, audition policies or our casting process, please email Kevin Harris.