The Homestead Playhouse

The Little Mermaid

The Homestead Playhouse is excited to announce the production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” coming this spring. We invite residents, neighbors and friends to audition for this colorful musical. The production is open to ages 8 to 16. A Jr. Company is available for ages 5 to 7 (more information below).

Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a fun love story for the ages. 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.

Performances
Thursday to Saturday, May 9 to 11
Sunday, May 12
The Homestead Community Center

Audition Timeline
Signups begin: Monday, Dec. 17
Audition Workshop: Friday, Jan. 18 | 4 to 5 p.m.
Audition Dates: Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 24* | 5 to 7 p.m.
Callbacks: Friday, Jan. 25 | 4 to 6 p.m.
(only a select few actors will be asked to return for callbacks)

Eventbrite - Audition Workshop for “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Ages 8-16 (Jan. 2019)
Eventbrite - Auditions for “The Little Mermaid Jr” Ages 8-15 (Jan. 2019)
Eventbrite - JR. COMPANY Auditions for “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Ages 5-7 (Jan. 2019)

About Auditions
Audition signups begin Dec. 17. An audition workshop on Jan. 19 will help actors learn how to prepare for the audition process. Open auditions for residents and community members, ages 8 to 16, will be held at The Homestead Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. Auditions will consist of group movement, singing and reading from the script. No specific preparation is necessary. Some auditioners will be asked to return on Friday, Jan. 25 for callbacks. Rehearsals will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

Audition Packet

*Jr. Company Auditions
Performers ages 5 to 7 will audition on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. We will cast a small selection of younger performers to have minor roles in the production’s Jr. Company. Members will only rehearse once per week on Thursdays from 4 to 4:45.

Jr. Company Audition Packet

***There will be a production fee for cast members.***

Cast List

Pilot
Sailors
Prince Eric
Grimsby
King Triton
Sea Horse
Sebastian
Mersisters
Ariel
Flounder
Scuttle
Gulls
Jetsam
Flotsam
Ursula
Sea Chorus
Chef Louis
Chefs
Carlotta
Princesses

For more information contact Arts and Education Coordinator Lindsay Vanegas at 480.538.3542.

Homestead Playhouse FAQs

Past Productions

Seussical the Musical Jr. – April 2018
Shrek – April 2017
The JunGirl Book – May 2016
Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. – Nov. 2015
Sing Your Own Adventure – April 2015
Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. – Nov. 2014
The Poisoned Apple – May 2014
Annie, Jr. – Nov. 2013
Jordan & Taylor’s Jukebox Journey – May 2013
Bird Brain – Feb. 2013
The Phantom Tollbooth – Nov. 2012
Beauty and the Beast, Jr. – May 2012
Holes by Louis Sachar – March 2012
A Christmas Carol – Dec. 2011
Unhappily Ever After – April 2011
Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Dec. 2010
Treasure Island – April 2010
Alice in Wonderland – Dec. 2009
Charlotte’s Web – May 2009
Randy the Red-Horned Rainmoose – Dec. 2008
The Wizard of Oz – April 2008
Little Red Riding Hood and the Power Mutants – Dec. 2007
The Kid Who Talked to Penguins – April 2007
Be Aggressive – March 2007
James & the Giant Peach – Dec. 2006