Shows

Auditions

All auditions for Diamond Head Theatre productions, unless otherwise specified, are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall. Diamond Head Theatre is located at 520 Makapuu Avenue, across the street from Kapiolani Community College. Parking is available in the theatre’s parking lot located behind the building. The Rehearsal Hall is located at the back of the theatre; enter through the door that says Costume Shop.


Disney's The Little Mermaid

Audition dates:

Friday, May 26 @ 7:00PM

Saturday, May 27 @ 2:00PM

Sunday, May 28 @2:00 PM

Auditions are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall. Dates and times are subject to change.

Show runs: July 14 - August 6 , 2017 with possible extensions

Directed by Andrew Sakaguchi

Tap Choreography by Natalie Uehara

Musical Direction by Emmett Yoshioka

 


Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright,

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements,  Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

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 which 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 and gives up her voice to the evil sea witch, Ursula, trading 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 is a strong-willed teenaged mermaid who longs to be human.  She possesses a keen curiosity for the world both under and above the sea.  She’s more accepting of and delighted by others’ differences than most of her fellow merfolk, but she also has a rebellious streak that can get her into trouble.
Mezzo soprano with strong top notes
Age range:  18-23

Prince Eric is the adventurous human monarch who captures Ariel’s heart.  Charming and sensitive, also stubborn, he is determined to do whatever it takes to get what he wants.
Tenor
Age range:  18-30

Grimsby is Prince Eric’s prim and proper valet.  Under his stern demeanor, Grimsby is truly fond of Eric, whom he worries about and attends to as though his own son.
Baritone
Age range:  40s-60s

Flounder is Ariel’s sincere and sensitive best friend who rarely leaves her side.  A spunky fish with a sweet sense of humor, he can be awkward and anxious about his unrequited crush.
Tenor or boy alto.
Age range:  we will consider children, teens, and young adults for this role

Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel’s expert on all things human.  Garrulous and off-beat, Scuttle’s eccentricities are more endearing than aggravating.
Tenor
Age range:  30s-50s

King Triton, King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers.  A widower, Triton is as fond of his daughters as he is frustrated by their teenage angst.
Baritone
Age range:  30s-50s

Sebastian is the choirmaster of King Triton’s court who has a flair for the dramatic.  A meticulous and uptight crab, Sebastian is ever anxious, whether he’s conducting a concert premiere or protecting Ariel from Ursula.  He should be able to perform a broad send-up of a Caribbean accent (rather than an authentic Jamaican one.)
High tenor
Age range:  20s-40s

Mersisters Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana are the daughters of King Triton and sisters to Ariel.  Sassy and full of personality!
Sopranos and altos
Age range:  teens-20s

Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula’s sinister lackeys.  With devious charm, these electric eels convince Ariel to visit the Sea Witch. Altos or tenors
Age range:  20s-40s

Ursula is the tentacled and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton.  Cunning and calculating, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.  To gain the upper hand, she utilizes her slick sense of humor, a flash of glamour, and larger-than-life confidence.
Contralto with strong belt
Age range:  30s-50s

Chef Louis is the melodramatic head chef in the palace.  Wild and frenetic, he becomes physically and vocally flustered by Sebastian.  Highly comedic with exaggerated movement and an over-the-top French accent.
High tenor
Age range:  30s-50s

The roles of Pilot, Sailors, Sea Creatures, Windward and Leeward, Gulls, Maids, Chefs, and Princesses will be cast from the ensemble.

 


Audition Requirements -

 

SING: Please prepare an uptempo song or ballad from the traditional or contemporary Broadway repertoire. Bring sheet music in your own key. No transpositions on site, no acapella, karaoke, or tapes will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.  

 

DANCE: Please bring appropriate dancewear (clothes/shoes).


REHEARSALS: Rehearsal schedule determined by director.


Performances

The Little Mermaid plays July 14 - August 6.

Regular performance times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.* and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
*Saturday 3:00 p.m. matinees are on July 22 and July 29. 


 

Questions? 

For further information, please call Diamond Head Theatre at 733-0277 x302.