Description:

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

Director: Jinnae Stuckey
Musical Director: Sherilyn Turton
Choreographer: Austin Nunn
Stage Manager: Jessica Sunsdahl


THE LITTLE MERMAID JR is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtihows.com

Dates / Times:

Tickets go on sale Saturday August 28, 2021 at 8:00am

Ticket Prices:

*ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES.* *Discounts/coupons must be used at time of purchase and cannot be added to already purchased tickets. *Ticket holders can sell tickets, but for no more than originally paid. Ticket holders can trade tickets with other ticket holders. If tickets are sold or traded, please transfer the PDF or paper copy of the ticket. If any dispute arises over seats at a show, or somehow duplicate tickets are presented for the same seat, CYT will consider only the original purchaser of the tickets in the CYT database to be the owner of the seats.

Oak Hills:

1100 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom, CA 95630, Folsom, CA 95630


Show Notes:

  • CYT students ages 8-18 who are currently enrolled in a class may audition for this show. 
  • An online audition form will be emailed to all students enrolled in a CYT class that selected to participate in auditions. The form will require a bio photo upload, music track upload, and costume measurements in addition to other information. 
  • All auditioning must attend a Vocal Audition and Dance Audition (these are held on 2 separate days). 
  • Some who audition may also be requested to attend a Callback (on the same day as the Dance Audition). 

VOCAL AUDITIONSHeld on Friday, Aug. 13 starting at 4:00. Location: Oak Hills Church 1100 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom. Please choose a track with no accompanying vocals (such as a karaoke track). Audition music should be no more than 1 minute. Auditions should be to music (not acapella). The director needs to see how well the student can stay with the music, both in tune and in rhythm. You will be able to upload your music to the audition form. It's best if you have a YouTube link or an actual song file rather than getting a song through iTunes, Spotify or Amazon. We cannot open files through these services.

DANCE AUDITIONSHeld on Saturday, Aug. 14 at 9:00am. Location: Oak Hills Church 1100 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom. All students who audition must attend the dance audition. Students will be taught a dance(s) from the show, and then be asked to perform it for the directors. Parents are welcome to stay and watch the dance audition. Approximate end time is 11:00 am.

CALLBACKS: Held on Saturday, Aug. 14 immediately following the Dance Audition at the same location. CYT callbacks are closed to everyone except the show directors. The directors will call back certain students to sing again, read a scene, dance some more or any combination of these. They will often ask pairs or groups of students to read scenes to see how different combinations of sizes and personalities work together. 
Just because a student is not "called back" does not mean that they will not be cast in the show.

NOTES
  • Students who audition are NOT eligible for a class tuition refund regardless of casting. 
  • All students cast in the show will be charged a production fee of $175.
  • Families are required to volunteer 20+ hours on a parent team. 

For additional show information, check out the Audition Tips and Show FAQ sections on the Auditions Page.

Rehearsal Dates: Saturdays 9am-3pm, Oak Hills Church, 1100 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom
8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2 (Labor Day Break 9/4 - No Rehearsal)

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: 
Super Saturday 9am-3pm - 10/9
Tech Week 4pm-9pm - Sun. 10/10, Mon. 10/11, Tues. 10/12, Thurs. 10/14 (Tech Rehearsal Rest on Wed. 10/13 - No Rehearsal) 

Mandatory Show Dates: 
10/15 @ 10am & 7pm
10/16 @ 2pm
10/22 @ 10am & 7pm
10/23 @ 2pm - Strike 4pm-7pm


Live Cast Announcement Sunday, Aug. 15 at 4:00pm online. Meeting link will be emailed to auditioning families.  

Questions? Contact the Show Coordinator.


Characters:

Ariel

Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human.

Prince Eric

Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart.

Sebastian

Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe.

Flounder

Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end.

King Triton

King Triton rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with.

Mersisters

The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass.

Ursula

Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Tentacles

The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair.

Flotsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky.

Jetsam

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky.

Scuttle

Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat.

Gulls

The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel.

Grimsby

Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne.

Chef Louis

Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic.

Chefs

The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants.

Carlotta

Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally.

Princesses

The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric.

Pilot

The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship. This nautical expert entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea.

Sailors

The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm.

Seahorse

The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.

Sea Chorus

The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show.

Sea Creatures

The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton's court.

Merfolk

The Merfolk of King Triton's Court.

Lagoon Animals

The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel.