Description:

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.

Dates / Times:

  • Saturday, Mar 5th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 5th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 6th @ 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 12th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar 12th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Mar 13th @ 3:00pm
Tickets go on sale Sunday January 23, 2022 at 12:00pm

Ticket Prices:


Sherwood Center for the Arts:

22689 SW Pine Street, Sherwood, OR 97140


Show Notes:

Important Contacts:
Production Coordinator: Lisa Allison - 971-404-7613, lallison@cytportlandvancouver.org
Assistant Production Coordinator: Jen Straite, jstraite@cytportlandvancouver.org 
Parent Team Coordinator: Megan Toews, megan@thetoews.com 
Artistic Director: Theresa VanWetten, tvanwetten@cytportlandvancouver.org
Managing Director: Jeff Lippert,  jlippert@cytportlandvancouver.org

Artistic Team: 
Show Director: Theresa VanWetten, tvanwetten@cytportlandvancouver.org
Show Choreographers: Lisa Allison, lallison@cytportlandvancouver.org & Angelina Wright, angelinarosewright@gmail.com 
Show Musical Director: Heather Peloquin, peloquinfam5@gmail.com 
Crew Class Instructor: Megan Toews, megan@thetoews.com 

Important Dates:
Day Date Time Item Cast Crew Parent
Fri 1/7/22 4:30-8:30pm Auditions x x x
Sat 1/8/22 9am-2pm Dance Auditions/Call Backs x    
Sun 1/9/22 8pm Casting Posted      
Fri 1/14/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 1.1 x x  
Sat 1/15/22 9-2 Rehearsal 1.2/1st Parent Meeting x   x
Fri 1/21/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 2.1 x x  
Sat 1/22/22 9-2 Rehearsal 2.2 x    
Fri 1/28/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 3.1 x x  
Sat 1/29/22 9-2 Rehearsal 3.2 x    
Fri 2/4/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 4.1 x x  
Sat 2/5/22 9-2 Rehearsal 4.2 x x  
Fri 2/11/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 5.1 x x  
Sat 2/12/22 9-2 Rehearsal 5.2/2nd Parent Meeting x   x
Fri 2/18/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 6.1/Paper Tech x x  
Sat 2/19/22 9-2 Rehearsal 6.2 x x  
Fri 2/25/22 4:30-8:30 Rehearsal 7.1 x x  
Sat 2/26/22 9-2 Rehearsal 7.2 x x  
Sun 2/27/22 12-7pm Super Sunday Load In/Theater orientation x x x
Mon 2/28/22 4:30-10 Tech Rehearsal 1 (Q2Q) x x  
Tues 3/1/22 4:30-8:30 Tech Rehearsal 2 x x  
Wed 3/2/22 4:30-8:30 Tech Rehearsal 3 x x  
Thur 3/3/22 4:30-8:30 Tech Rehearsal 4 x x  
Fri 3/4/22 4:30-9pm Final Dress Rehearsal (Special Invite show)/Show Opening Party x x  
Sat 3/5/22 12-9pm Show 1 & 2 x x  
Sun 3/6/22 12pm-5pm Show 3 x x  
Thur 3/10/22 8am-2pm School Day Show x x  
Sat 3/12/22 12-9pm Shows 4 &5 x x  
Sun 3/13/22 12-9pm Show 6/ Strike/Close of Show Party x x x

For more specific details regarding auditions, rehearsals, parent committees, tech week, and general show information please see the Production Manual found on the CYT website or through this link.
Production Manual link

Join the Crew 
When enrolling to be a part of Crew you will receive weekly lessons on the varying aspects of what goes on behind the scenes in a production. Explore set design, costume design, props construction and fabrication, lighting, sound, and makeup effects. Each Friday the Tech Crew will meet to receive hands-on experience with each lesson and work with Parent Production Teams as needed to help in the construction of sets, props, and costumes. A fabulous way to learn all about how theatre magic is made!
*Note* Please read Production Manual (as lots of information has changed from prior productions) and complete all Jot Forms by Thursday, Jan. 6th, 11:59pm (the day before Auditions).

*Note* Please read Production Manual (as lots of information has changed from prior productions) and complete all Jot Forms found on the Parent Hub by Thursday, Jan. 6th, 11:59pm (the day before Auditions).

The Characters
Pilot: Driver of Prince Eric's ship: Loyal, determined, brave
Prince Eric: A prince who would rather explore the ocean than govern a kingdom: Adventurous, handsome, caring.
Grimsby: Prince Eric's valet: Refined, obedient, rule follower
Seahorse: Herald in King Triton's court: Noble
King Triton: The King of the Sea and Ariel's father: Regal, powerful, misunderstood, fatherly
Sebastian: An Anxious crab and court composer for King Triton: Clever, talented, an orchestrator
Ariel: A little mermaid who longs to be human: strong willed, adventuresome, naive
Flounder: A rambunctious young fish and Ariel's best friend: Happy-go-lucky, true, scardy-cat, true friend
Scuttle: A zany seagull and self-proclaimed expert on humans: know-it-all, pompous, hilarious, positive, loyal
Ursula: A sea witch with a vendetta: Scary, evil, selfish, overpowering
Flotsam: Electric Eel and Ursula's henchman: snakelike, scheming, devious
Jetsam: Electric Eel and Ursula's henchman: snakelike, scheming, devious
Carlotta: Headmistress in Prince Eric's palace: motherly, helpful, encouraging
Chef Louis: Head chef in Prince Eric's palace: bold, extroverted, slightly gruesome in a funny way
Waves: Lyrical water chorus
Sailors: Crew of Eric’s ship
Merfolk & Sea Creatures: residence of King Triton’s court
Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana): Daughters of Triton, Ariel’s sisters
Gulls: Scuttle’s friends and fellow seagulls
Unfortunate Souls: Ursula’s slaves, imprisoned merfolk
Chefs: Chef Louis’s assistants
Lagoon Animals: musical inhabitants of Prince Eric’s Lagoon
Princesses: neighboring royalty, vying for Prince Eric’s hand in marriage

Choose a Side
Review the cast of characters and their descriptions. Choose a side for a character you would like to portray. Sides may be memorized or read at the time of auditions. This is your chance to show the Artistic Team how you can embody the character.

Ariel: If only I could make my father understand. I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be so bad. And now let me see…what did Scuttle call this one? Is it a ditty-whumper? A thumb-doodle? Whatever it is…Prince Eric held it in his own strong, beautiful human hands-
 
Ursula: Use a little black magic to help out a few menfolk, and this is the thanks I get! Well, now it’s time to turn the tides on Triton. We just need to find his Achilles heel…a weakness that will crack his armor…Hmmm…Apparently Ariel takes her gift for granted…just like her mother did! A woman doesn’t know how precious her voice is until she’s been silenced.
 
Prince Eric: Now suppose I don’t want to be king…Did you ever try to take a princess sailing? It’s a joke! Their dresses get caught in the rigging. And most of ‘em can’t even swim…Where am I gonna find her, Grimsby? A girl who’s as carefree and alive as the sea itself. Where? It’s too much to hope for, isn’t it? Somewhere, out there…a girl who’s a match for a guy like me?
 
Sebastian: Out of the frying pan, into the fire! The things I do for you, young lady! Now I should march you right back home to your father...so you can be miserable for the rest of your life…It’s true. I got no backbone. All right, child I’m in. But we got to get that boy to kiss you before it’s too late! Now a few pointers from a clever crab to a little mermaid. You gotta bat your eyes, like this…Then pucker your lips, like this…
 
Flounder: It wasn’t Ariel’s fault! We were gonna come straight away. But then the seagull started goin’ on and on about human stuff...

Need help picking a song? 
There are a MILLION musical theater songs! These are just  a few suggestions to get you thinking of songs and options.  YOU DO NOT have to pick something from this list. BE  CREATIVE!  
*REMEMBER: Your song choice must be from a STAGE Production. Song choices from movie musicals and cartoons are no longer allowed.


Sopranos:
“Beyond My Wildest Dreams” from The Little Mermaid
“I Could have Danced all night” from My Fair Lady
“Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera
“Popular” from Wicked
“I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story
“Waitin for my Dearie” from Brigadoon
“Ribbons down my Back” from Hello Dolly
“Home” from Beauty and the Beast
“Goin’ Courtin” from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
“How Lovely to be a Woman” from Bye Bye Birdie
“Simple Joys of Maidenhood” from Camelot
“On the Steps of the Palace” from Into the Woods
Altos:
“Getting to Know You” from King and I
“I Just Want to Be a Star” from Nunsense
“Turn Back o Man” from Godspell
“Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid
“I Can Hear the Bells” from Hairspray
“Days of Plenty” from Little Women
“For the First Time in Forever” from Frozen the Musical
“Happily Ever After” from Once Upon a Mattress
“Matchmaker, Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof
“Adelaide's Lament” from Guys and Dolls
“Hold On” from The Secret Garden
“Show Off” from The Drowsy Chaperone
Tenor:
“Suppertime” from You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
“My Petersburg” from Anastasia
“I Gotta Crow” from Peter Pan*
“Little People” from Les Miserables
“I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King
“Giants in the Sky” from Into the Woods
“I’d Do Anything” from Oliver!
“Agony” from Into the Woods
“Empty Chairs” from Les Miserables
“Put on a Happy Face” from Bye Bye Birdie
“I’m Calm” from A Funny Thing Happened….Forum
“On the Street Where You Live” My Fair Lady
Baritone:
“If I can’t Love Her” from Beauty and the Beast
“Gary Indiana” from Music Man
“Me” from Beauty and the Beast
“They Call the Wind Mariah” from Paint Your Wagon*
“If I was a Rich Man” from Fiddler on the Roof
“A Puzzlement” from King and I
“How to Handle a Woman” from Camelot
“The Candy Man” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“C’est Moi” from Camelot 
“How Lucky you Are” from Suessical
“A Comedy Tonight” from A Funny Thing Happened...Forum
“Why Can’t a Woman be More Like a Man” from My Fair Lady

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