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The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences will present a collaborative production of Disney's The Little Mermaid on August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12, 2018. Based on the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of "The Little Mermaid" features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved scored by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive "Under the Sea," the romantic expectation of "Kiss the Girl" and that anthem to longing and belonging, "Part of Your World."

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl – she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager and wants what she cannot have – to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. Her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days – or lose her soul to the ambitious witch!

AUDITIONS (Ages 14 – Adults):

Saturday June 2, 10 am OR Sunday June 3, 6 pm - Singing and Reading (Prepare a selection and bring copy for Guild accompanist, no a cappella, scripts will be provided)

Thursday June 7, 7 pm – Dancing (Be prompt! Combinations will be taught in ballet and musical theatre dance styles)

All auditions are at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, Corner of Tennessee and Roane St. on Charleston's West Side (304-342-9312) CALL 304-541-7630 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

Leading Characters:

Ariel (King Triton's youngest daughters, a mermaid, mezzo-soprano)

Prince Eric (handsome monarch, baritone)

Ursula (the Sea Witch and King Triton's sister, alto)

Sebastian (a crab and advisor to King Triton, tenor)

Supporting Leads:

King Triton (baritone)

Grimsby (guardian of Prince Eric, baritone)

Flounder (a fish and Ariel's best friend, tenor, treble/boy soprano)

Scuttle (a sea gull, expert in human artifacts, tenor)

Featured Roles:

Pilot (helmsman of Prince Eric's ship, baritone)

Chef Louis (the Palace chef, a culinary perfectionist, tenor)

Flotsam (an eel and lackey to Ursula, tenor)

Jetsam (an eel, the other lackey to Ursula, baritone)

Windward and Leeward (trumpet fish, either gender, heralds in King Triton's court)

Ariel's sisters Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Allana and Adella (King Triton's lovely daughters, soprano and alto mix)

Dancers and Singers to portray Gulls, Maids, Chefs, Princesses




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