The Little Mermaid Auditions

The CM Performing Arts Center will be holding Auditions for THE LITTLE MERMAID on Saturday, March 13th at 2:00 PM and Sunday, March 14th at 2:00 PM in The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre. Callbacks will be Sunday, March 14th at 8:00 PM. Please prepare 16 bars of music, either from the show or in the style of. Please come prepared to dance. If you are unable to attend either audition date, please email a video submission to by 10 pm on March 13th.

Director: Kevin Burns
Choreographer: M.E. Junge
Musical Director: Matthew W. Surico
Stage Manager: Karen Tese

Performance Schedule:

Saturday, April 10th, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 11th, 2021 – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 – 2:00 PM
Friday, April 16th, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 17th, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 18th, 2021 – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Friday, April 23rd, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 24th, 2021 – 7:30 PM

Rehearsals will begin on Monday, March 15th and run through Friday, April 9th.
We cannot accept show conflicts.

A Note about Safety:

Several new protocols will be taken throughout the audition, rehearsal and performance processes. Please visit to review these protocols.

Character Descriptions:

Seeking actors, 16 years of age and older, of all ethnicities and gender-identities, for the following roles:

Ariel (Lead, Female, 18-25)
The heroine of our story. A strong willed yet naive young woman. She loves her family, but has never felt as if she quite fits in to her world under the sea. 
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Casting: A strong singer and dynamic performer. Must be able to convincingly play sixteen and convey meaning through gesture and movement once she loses her voice.

Prince Eric (Lead, Male, 18-25)
A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, good-natured guy with a buoyant, adventurous nature. 
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Casting: A charming performer with strong acting chops.

Sebastian (Lead, Male, 25-45)
The Royal Court composer who’s been tasked to watch over Ariel. While he can be stuffy and stuck up – he’s really a ‘soft-shelled’ crab, and a true friend. 
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Casting: A show-stopping BIPOC triple threat performer with impeccable comedic timing. 

Ursula (Lead, Any Gender, 30-50)
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.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Casting: An exhilarating performer who can bring out this villain’s humor while finding texture in Ursula’s complexity. 

Flotsam and Jetsam (Supporting, Any Gender 20-30)
Ursula’s two sinister and slippery spies. Also, not the brightest electric eels in the box. 
Vocal range top: Flotsam – C5, Jetsam – A4
Vocal range bottom: Flotsam – E3, Jetsam – B2
Casting: Two performers of similar stature, who can play menacing without being utterly terrifying. Flexibility a plus.

Flounder (Supporting, Male, 18-23)
Ariel’s most faithful friend. Although he’s tiny and scares easily, his enthusiasm is as big as the ocean.
Vocal range top:  G4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Casting: A performer who is able to realistically portray someone who is fifteen or younger. Should play adorable, bubbly and sensitive. 

Scuttle (Supporting, Any Gender, 20-40)
The “know it all” seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on humans. Funny and off-beat.
Vocal range top:  G4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Casting: A performer with great comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle’s eccentricities. Tap dancing a plus.

King Triton (Supporting, Male, 35-50)
King of the sea and Ariel’s father. 
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Casting: Seeking a seasoned performer with a powerful voice. One who can portray a force that is to be reckoned with, while depicting that the choices he makes are to protect his family. 

Grimsby (Supporting, Male, 30-60)
Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet. He’s rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range top: C3
Casting: A strong actor with an ability to play ‘prim and proper’ without being ill-natured or condescending.

Chef Louis (Cameo, Male, 25-50)
The over-the-top chef in Prince Eric’s palace. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades.
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Casting: A strong, comedic performer. French accent a must. 

The Mersisters (Supporting, Female, 16-30)
Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Alana
Ariel’s siblings who are full of personality and sass. Each sister is unlike the last.
Vocal range: Varies
Casting: Triple-threat performers who can play six distinctive characters. 

Ensemble (All genders, 16-50)
Vocal Range: Varies
Casting: Seeking an ensemble of triple-threat performers to help create each world within the show. Roles include Sailors, Seagulls, Mer-folk, Princesses, and Chefs.

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