Description:

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.

Video Submissions: In person auditions are strongly encouraged for the benefit of both you and our directing teams, however, we understand families sometimes have conflicts with our audition dates. If you would like to submit a video audition you may film a video of your student singing 60 seconds or less of a song of their choice and, if applicable, them dancing 60 seconds or less of a choreographed routine. The audition video should be emailed to the production coordinator for the specific show in which you are auditioning no later than the day of the audition by 12:00 noon. 

Dates / Times:

  • Thursday, Feb 28th @ 7:00pm
  • Friday, Mar 1st @ 10:00am  
  • Friday, Mar 1st @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 2nd @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 3rd @ 2:00pm
  • School Days Performance

Ticket Prices:

* Prices may vary by performance.

Bell Cultural Events Center MidAmerica Nazarene University:

2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062-1899


Show Notes:

See the Cast List HERE!

Auditions:
Friday, November 16
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Audition Location:
The Church of the Resurrection 
13720 Roe Ave
Leawood, KS  66224
Building C

Callbacks:
Saturday, November 17
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Callback Location:
CYT Studios
6800 W. 153rd Street
Overland Park, KS  66223

Artistic Team:
Director: Jana Latchaw
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Jordan Wegele
Music Director: Andrew Schmidt
Choreographer: Amy Carson

South Production Coordinator:
Lisa Lynch
southproductions@cytkc.org

Click here for more audition information

The Little Mermaid: Character Breakdown (courtesy of MTI)

Ariel
A mermaid and King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Prince Eric
A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Grimsby
Prince Eric's British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Flounder
A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Scuttle
A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
King Triton
King of the Sea and Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4 - Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Sebastian
A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can't bring himself to stand in Ariel's way.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Flotsam
An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Jetsam
An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Ursula
The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.
Gender: Female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Chef Louis
The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Ensemble
Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses