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The Little Mermaid

Cast Description

Ariel* – A Mermaid and King Triton’s youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted. Gender: female. Age: 18 to late 20’s. Vocal range top: Gb5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3.

Prince Eric – A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown, he is a handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more. Gender: male. Age: 20’s to early 30’s. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: B2.

Ursula – The Banished Sea Witch and sinister sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. She is malevolent, calculating, and deceptive. Gender:  female or male. Age: late 30’s to 50’s. Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Eb3.

Sebastian – A Crab and advisor to King Triton he is a musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can’t bring himself to stand in Ariel’s way. Gender: male. Age: 30’s to 40’s. Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: Bb2.

King Triton – King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans. Gender: male. Age: 30 to early 50’s. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: Ab2.

Grimsby – Prince Eric’s British Guardian is droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage. Gender: male. Age: 40 to 60’s. Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: C3.

Flounder* – A Fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. He is rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water. Gender: boy or girl. Age: 10 to 15. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: A2.

Scuttle – A disheveled Seagull and expert in human artifacts, he is loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise. Gender: male. Age: 20’s to 40’s. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: C3, ability to tap dance a plus, but not required.

Chef Louis – The French Palace Chef is a diabolical culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular. Gender: male. Age: 30’s to 50’s. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2. 

Flotsam* – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. Gender: male or female. Age: 20’s to 30’s. Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: E3.

Jetsam* – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. Gender: male or female. Age: 20’s to 30’s. Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: B2.

Mersisters – Ariel’s sisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana). Age: upper teens to early 40’s. Featured roles of great variety.

3 Featured Seagulls – Scuttles buddies (Sand, Surf and Squawk). Gender: male or female. Age upper teens to 30’s. Ability to tap dance a plus, but not required.

6 Featured eels – Ursula’s tentacle buddies.  Accompany Ursula in all of her numbers.  Lots of stage movement. Gender:  girl or boy. Age: 10 to upper teens (there are height restrictions).

Windward and Leeward – Trumpet fish, heralds in King Triton’s court. Gender:  male or female. Age 20’s to 30’s.

Pilot – Helmsman of Price Eric’s ship.

Gertrude- Head Maid

Ensemble:  Sailors, Sea Creatures, Maids, Chefs, Princesses, Court Jester. Gender and age: Men, women, teen boys and girls and children 8 and up.

Featured Dancers:  Tap dancing Seagulls male or female, additional featured dancing.

  • indicates characters who perform in “heelies” (wheeled sneakers)