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Become a Part of Centenary Stage Company’s Holiday Musical

AUDITIONS NOW OPEN FOR DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID.

August 18, 2023 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – HACKETTSTOWN, NJ: AUDITION NOTICE: Centenary Stage company, a professional not for profit theater company located on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown NJ, is excited to announce auditions for the production of “The Little Mermaid”.  Auditions will take place September 16th and 17th from 12 – 6pm in the Lackland Center Dance Studio. CSC is in search of versatile individuals to bring the under the sea world to life. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film that was produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements (Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions). With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright, this Disney’s The Little Mermaid staged musical is the classic tale from the screen brought to life live on stage.

Auditions will take place in person at the Lackland Center Dance Studio at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown on September 16th and 17th from 12 – 6pm. Time slots are available, call the box office to schedule at 908-979-0900.

CSC is seeking versatile performers for the following principles and ensemble roles. Stipend provided for various select roles.

Character Breakdown

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Auditions Requirements: Prepare 16 to 32 bars of a Legit musical theater song that showcases range and storytelling ability. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

A combination will be taught during the auditions, so please come prepared to dance.

How to secure audition slot. To sign up for an audition spot please call the box office at 908-979-0900. While walk ins are welcome, we highly recommend pre-registration. Limited audition slots are available so early registration is strongly encouraged. Please bring recent Headshot and resume.

Performance dates: The Little Mermaid will open on Friday November 24th and run to December 9th with performances Thursdays at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm with one Wednesday Matinee at 2pm.

Centenary Stage Company is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in the performing arts. We welcome performers of all ethnicities, races, genders and backgrounds to audition for The Little Mermaid. We encourage all to bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the audition.

For more information, please contact the Centenary Stage Company Box office at 908-070-0900

For more information, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1:00-5:00 pm and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

The 2023-24 Season of Performing Arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, the CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor the House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors, Heath Village, Visions Federal Credit Union, Explore Warren, and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

CONTACT: Christopher Young or Kayla Chirip (908) 979-0900