Audition Information

Coming April 2023


  • Monday, March 6, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:00pm
  • Callbacks: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 (Director will notify if needed)


  • Must be at least 10 years old
  • Sing at least 16 bars of music (not from the show)
  • Perform a dance taught at auditions
  • Read from the script at director’s discretion


  • If called back for the role of Ariel, please be prepared to sing “Part of Your World” 
  • If called back for the role of Prince Eric, please be prepared to sing “Her Voice” 
  • If called back for the role of Sebastian. please be prepared to sing “Kiss the Girl” 
  • If called back for the role of Ursula, please be prepared to sing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” 
  • If called back for the role of Scuttle, please be prepared to sing “Positoovity” 
  • If called back for the role of Flouder, please be prepared to sing “She’s in Love”


Stewart Theater (114 N. Wilson Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334)


  • Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 2:30PM
  • Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:30PM

Stewart Theater (114 N. Wilson Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334)

  • Director: Jacob Godwin
  • Music Director: Marta Bringhurst
  • Choreographer: Patsy Castellano

Show Synopsis

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.

Character Breakdown

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. 
Prince Eric – A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. 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. 
Grimsby – Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Flounder – A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Scuttle – A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
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.
Sebastian – A crab and advisor to King Triton. 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.
Flotsam – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Jetsam – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.
Ursula – The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.
Chef Louis – The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
Ensemble – Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses

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114 North Wilson Avenue – Dunn, NC 28334

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