May 13-22, 2016
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements.
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.
DIRECTED BY KEITH WEIRICH
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY HENRY KOPCZYNSKIE III
CHOREOGRAPHY BY VALERIE PSOINOS NELSON
Peacock Players is proud to present the New Hampshire debut of the Broadway musical sensation, Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
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 and bargains 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.
Musical, Rated G
OPEN AUDITIONS for Ages 6 – 18. ALL ROLES AVAILABLE.
AUDITIONS: Tuesday, February 2nd and Wednesday, February 3rd between 6pm – 9pm
CALLBACKS: Thursday, February 4th from 5:30pm-10pm
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS: Please memorize and prepare a short musical selection in the style of the show that compliments both your singing and acting talents. Please DO NOT SING musical selections from Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. Please bring a headshot or photo, a resume or list of theatre experience (if any), and your own sheet music – as an accompanist will be provided.
To schedule an audition, please email: your name, age, phone number, show(s) you are auditioning for, and preferred audition date and time to Artistic Director Keith Weirich at email@example.com.
CALLBACKS: Peacock Players Mainstage Callbacks will be held by invitation only.
If you are unavailable to attend callbacks on this date, please inform the audition monitor at the time of your initial audition.
The invited Callback List will be posted on the CURRENT NEWS page of Peacock Players website by midnight following the second night of auditions. The final cast list will be posted by 12pm on Friday, February 5th on the Peacock Players website: www.peacockplayers.org.
REHEARSALS: DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID will rehearse Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm, and Saturdays from 2pm-9pm (beginning on Tuesday, February 16th). Please note Peacock Players will host an orientation meeting for this production on Tuesday, February 16th at 6pm, prior to the first rehearsal.
Please note that actors may or may not be called to all rehearsals, but should plan to make themselves available. Please be prepared to list all known rehearsal conflicts on your audition form.
Tech Week rehearsals begin on Sunday May 8th with an extended rehearsal schedule. Tech week rehearsals are scheduled for Sunday May 8th through Thursday May 12th from 5:30pm-10pm.
Please note that all cast members are expected to attend all Performances and all Tech Week rehearsals.
PERFORMANCES: DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID will perform for two weekends – Friday May 13th @ 7pm, Saturday May 14th @ 2pm & 7pm, Sunday May 15th @ 2pm, Friday May 20th @ 7pm, Saturday May 21st @ 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday February 22nd @ 2pm.
For more information regarding upcoming MAINSTAGE AUDITIONS, please email Artistic Director Keith Weirich at firstname.lastname@example.org.