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AUDITIONS FOR 
Disney's The Little Mermaid

at Chaffey Theatre Company.
 
Do you know our Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder, Scuttle or Ursula?
Are YOU one of them?  Is your family member? 
We will be looking Under the Sea and everywhere for our new stars
and amazing ensemble.
    
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  Character Breakdown  
 
 
ARIEL
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.
A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, your actress must be able move well in order to clearly convey meaning once Ariel loses her voice.
Vocal Audition: “Part of Your World” and “The World Above” 

PRINCE ERIC
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.  
Vocal Range: Tenor.
Vocal Audition: “Her Voice” and "One Step Closer"

FLOUNDER
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. 
Vocal Range: Tenor
Vocal Audition: “She’s in Love”

SEBASTIAN
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. 
Vocal Range: Tenor
Vocal Audition: “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl”

URSULA
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.  
Vocal Range: Ursula can be played by a low alto, but a contralto is ideal.
Vocal Audition: “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and “Daddy’s Little Angel,”

SCUTTLE
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. 
Vocal Range: Tenor
Vocal Audition: “Positoovity”

KING TRITON
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. 
Vocal Range: Baritone
Vocal Audition: “If Only (Triton’s Lament)”

MERSISTERS
Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana are the daughters of King Triton and sisters to Ariel. Full of personality and sass, each should be distinct in character.
Vocal Audition: “She’s in Love”

FLOTSAM & JETSAM
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 moœments. 
Vocal Range: Altos or Tenors
Vocal Audition: “Sweet Child”

GRIMSBY
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. Though he has a few small solos, Grimsby needn’t be a strong singer.
Vocal Audition: “The Contest”