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St. Catherine’s Players announces audition calls for its 2017 production of

Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

 Auditions will be held on Tuesday, November 29th and Wednesday, November 30th.

St. Catherine Church, Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Avenue, Riverside CT

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

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, bargaining 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.

This is the Broadway version of the show with mainly adult principals and an active ensemble of all ages. Children must be at least eight years old or in third grade. Open auditions will be held on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church in the Lucey Parish Hall, 4 Riverside Avenue at the corner of Route 1, Riverside, CT. Callbacks will be Thursday, December 1, if needed. Come with a prepared song and sheet music in your key for the accompanist. It is preferred that you NOT choose a song from Disney’s The Little Mermaid score. A group dance audition will be held each evening; wear appropriate shoes. In addition, please bring a list of your rehearsal and production date conflicts (January through mid-March).

Rehearsals run Tuesday, January 3 to March 2, 2017 and are held Monday through Thursday and some Sunday evenings. Not all cast members are called for all rehearsals and times vary depending on role. Production dates are March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12, 2017 with curtain times of Fridays at 8, Saturdays at 7 and Sundays at 2.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is St. Catherine’s Players 36th production. Karen Morello will direct and provide musical staging, Rita Lapcevic will provide music direction, Zachary Kampler will conduct the orchestra, Patricia Moran will costume, Laurie McCarthy Fan will choreograph, Bill Wright will provide technical direction and Allen Jackson will provide lighting direction. Wendy Blumenthal and Jody Breakell are the producers of St. Catherine’s Players.

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