The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid auditions
Stage 1/2 Theatre Production Ages 8-18

Disney's musical tale of the Hans Christian Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Upstart Crow Studios invites you to journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr! An all-youth cast will bring the tale of Disney's animated film The Little Mermaid to life in a wonderful stage production the whole family will enjoy. Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar®-winning "Under the Sea."

Auditions will be held on Monday, December 11th  - by appointment only for the following principal roles: Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, Ursula, Chef Louis

Appointments for auditions will be scheduled after the student is registered for the production. After the student is registered, audition details and appointment scheduling will be emailed to the address on file.

Students who would like to be cast in this production but are not interested in a principal role should register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in this production but they do not need to attend auditions.

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Stage Door, Next Gen Classes

NOTE: You must be a Stage Door Team Member to register for these advanced classes.

ADVANCED VOCAL TECHNIQUE

This advanced class is for Stage Door Next Gen performance troupe. The focus will be on technique for breath, volume, and sight singing. Stage Door Next Gen will work on repertoire for performance. Each member will have one private vocal coaching a month. 

Class Monday 4:30 - 5:30 PM, beginning January 8th
Instructor: Jill Switzer

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE TECHNIQUE

Focusing on the proper technique and form for dance, Stage Door Next Gen, will work on reinforcing the fundamentals of dance as it applies to musical theatre. Using the techniques of ballet and jazz to establish better balance, form and rhythm, Stage Door will work on repertoire for performance.

Class Monday from 5:30 - 6:30 PM beginning January 8th
Instructor: Katey Kephart

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STAGE DOOR, NEXT GEN TEAM

Stage Door Team members will work on acting technique during team rehearsals as it applies to their craft and to the material being prepared for performance. Using scene work, improvisation, character building and transition, Stage Door will focus on advanced acting technique to perfect solo and ensemble work.

Team rehearsal Thursday from 5:00 - 6:30 PM beginning January 4th
This class section is for the year long team commitment.
Stage Door team schedule updates will be posted on Virtual CallBoard throughout the season
Stage Door Artistic Director: Jackie Byers

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Primary Stage

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THEATRE TOTS

Is your child the one who sings all day? Dances to every tune? Pretends or has imaginary friends? Loves to dress up? This is the perfect first step into the wonderful world of theatre for them. Using props, costumes, improv, puppets, and creating characters, not only builds a child's language skills, but also provides the makings of stage play. Theatre tots is a fun, learning experience that will engage and develop the pint-sized player with a blend of fine arts and academics. 

Instructors: Jenny Welch and Jackie Byers
Tuition: $150  

Weekend Class: Saturdays from 12:30 - 1:15pm or 1:45 - 2:30pm 10 week session January 6 - March 17
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BROADWAY KIDS

Designed to teach the foundations of acting for kids aching to be a Broadway star. From Broadway basics to staging, cast members are highly involved in creative drama activities. Cast members will re-create musical theatre numbers from favorites like Annie, Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and more. They will sing, dance, act and soon be the triple threat of the young set.

Instructors: Emily Garrett & Jill Switzer
Tuition: $150
Classes: Wednesdays from 4:00 - 4:55pm   Ten week session January 3 - March 14
No class Wednesday, March 7th
Winter Student Showcase Performance: March 16th at 7pm

Broadway Kids students are also invited to participate in a scene in our upcoming production of The Little Mermaid - March 9th-11th in the Soreng Theatre at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Participating Broadway Kids cast members will be "sea creatures" in the number Under the Sea number in Act 1. This is a fabulous opportunity for our youngest performers to experience the thrill of performing in a full-scale Disney musical on a professional stage! Student who opt in for this performance opportunity will be invoiced an additional $25 costume fee. Broadway Kids will rehearse their Under the Sea number in addition to their end-of-term showcase material during their regularly scheduled class times on Wednesdays.

Students who opt-in to the Little Mermaid production will be scheduled for a dress rehearsal with the main cast on Wednesday, March 7th from 5:30-7:00 and the afternoon of Friday, March 9th (time TBA). Regular classes will not be held on Wednesday, March 7 that week due to Little Mermaid dress and tech rehearsals.

There are four performances of The Little Mermaid, March 9-11 in the Soreng Theatre at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts.

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POLAR EXPRESS

This musical presentation of the beloved children's book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, is filled with the magic of the Christmas season. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he finds himself on a journey of self-discovery and learns that the wonder of the season never fades for those who truly believe. This story captures the true spirit that lives in those who are both young and young at heart.

TICKETS are $12 available online and at the door. Child, student, and senior discounts available!
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The Little Mermaid - All-youth cast ages 6-18

Disney's musical tale of the Hans Christian Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Upstart Crow Studios invites you to journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr! An all-youth cast will bring the tale of Disney's animated film The Little Mermaid to life in a wonderful stage production the whole family will enjoy. In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to 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 Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice.

Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar®-winning "Under the Sea."

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr contains all of the ingredients of a classic Broadway musical - great songs, wonderful production numbers, our plucky heroine, wacky sidekick and of course, the evil villain! Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Tickets on sale, January 2018 at Hult Center Box Office Would you like an email notification when ticket sales for The Little Mermaid go live? Sign up for our email newsletter HERE and you'll be the first to know!

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The Little Mermaid
Stage 1/2 Theatre Production Ages 8-18

Disney's musical tale of the Hans Christian Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Upstart Crow Studios invites you to journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr! An all-youth cast will bring the tale of Disney's animated film The Little Mermaid to life in a wonderful stage production the whole family will enjoy. In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to 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 Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice.

Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar®-winning "Under the Sea."

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr contains all of the ingredients of a classic Broadway musical - great songs, wonderful production numbers, our plucky heroine, wacky sidekick and of course, the evil villain! Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Director: Jackie Byers
Tuition: $325  
Rehearsals: (5-6 hours per week) Mondays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm, and Saturdays 10am - 12pm beginning January 4th
Auditions will be held for the following principal roles: Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, Ursula, Chef Louis on Monday, December 11th  - by appointment only.  

Appointments for auditions will be scheduled after the student is registered for the production. After the student is registered, audition details and appointment scheduling will be emailed to the address on file.

Students who would like to be cast in this production but are not interested in a principal role should register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in this production but they do not need to attend auditions.

Excited about the opportunity for your child to be in a big musical on a professional stage - but a little intimidated by the commitment? Check out our Entr' Actes option for kids ages 8-12 below. Only one hour of rehearsal a week instead of 5-6 hours - but still a part of the action! 

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The Little Mermaid Entr' Actes
Stage 1 Ages 8-12

Disney's musical tale of the Hans Christian Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Upstart Crow Studios invites you to journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr!

Entr' Actes are perfect for families looking for a successful musical theatre performance experience for their 8-12 year old performer but with a much lighter rehearsal schedule - one hour per week. Entr' Actes literally means “between acts” and our younger performers typically steal audience's hearts with their their own renditions of the show’s catchiest numbers while the principal cast changes costumes or sets. Little Mermaid Entr’ Actes will also perform with the principal cast of The Little Mermaid as sea creatures in the big show-stopping number, Under the Sea.

Adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She's in Love," and the Oscar®-winning "Under the Sea." Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr contains all of the ingredients of a classic Broadway musical - great songs, wonderful production numbers, our plucky heroine, wacky sidekick and of course, the evil villain! Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Instructor: Jackie Byers
Tuition: $175
Classes: 1 hour per week.Thursdays from 4:00 - 4:55pm  
Ten week session January 3 - March 8 plus performance weekend

Performance Schedule: March 9, 7:00pm, March 10, 2:00pm and 7:00pm, March 11, 2:00pm at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Detailed dress and tech week rehearsal schedules and performance call times will be provided to registered students.

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