Castle Co Theatre
Castleco Theatre in Partnership with Lakeville Area Community Education Presents...
Based on the 1989 animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid will introduce audience members to a colorful world under the sea. The story follows the adventures of Ariel, a young mermaid who dreams of exploring the world above. Despite her father's warnings that humans are innately dangerous, Ariel saves a Prince from drowning, quickly falling in love with the young man. With the help of the evil sea-witch Ursula, Ariel trades her voice for a pair of legs, and ventures to land with hopes of meeting the Prince and learning the truth about humans. This production features all of the songs form the animated version as well as some additional musical numbers. Disney's The Little Mermaid runs approx. 2.5 hours in length, with a 15 minute intermission and is most enjoyed by audience members age 3 and up. Tickets will be available online by late May at castleco.org/shows
Actors Age 5 - Adult are required to audition on either May 9, 10 or 11 and are NOT guaranteed a role. Actors MUST register in order to audition. There are a limited number of audition spots available for each night, so early registration is recommended. Once all audition spots are filled, a waitlist will be formed. No prior stage experience is required but all actors MUST be age 5 by their audition date. (CCT occasionally allows actors age 4 to audition. If your actor will only be 4 years of age by the audition date, please email email@example.com for information. Auditions for actors under age 5 are not guaranteed.) This is a large-scale musical production with roles for approx. 150-200 participants. While many adult roles are available, most actors cast in the production will be youth appearing in ensemble roles. Additional audition information including role breakdowns can be found at castleco.org/auditions
Auditions will be held May 9, 10 and 11 at the Lakeville North High School Auditorium. All actors must attend ONE audition night. Please register ahead of auditions at isd194.ce.eleyo.com
Rehearsals will be held weeknight evenings and occasional Saturdays starting May 29 through July 27 at Lakeville South High School Auditorium. Some rehearsals may be held at CastleCo Theatres location in downtown Farmington. Most actors will rehearse 2-5 hours per week. Rehearsal schedules will be set after auditions. CCT will ask actors to fill out their availability on a calendar at, or prior to, their audition. Casting priority will be given to actors who have the most availability to rehearse. Actors who will be out of town and/or unable to rehearse between July 20 - August 6 should NOT audition without emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.
Performances will be held July 28 - August 6. Actors will have the option to be considered for full-time or part-time roles. Part-time roles will only rehearse 1-2 days per week and will perform in half the show times listed below. (Performances for part-time roles follow an every-other schedule. Actors do NOT get to select which shows they will perform in.) Full-time actors will rehearse 1-6 days per week and will perform in all of the show times listed below. In order to allow as many actors a chance to participate as possible, at least half of those who are cast will be cast in part-time roles.
Friday, July 28 at 7pm
Saturday, July 29 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, July 30 at 4pm
Wednesday, August 2 at 7pm
Thursday, August 3 at 7pm
Friday, August 4 at 7pm
Saturday, August 5 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 6 at 4pm
Registration fee (paid after casting):
Ages 5-17 = $175 per actor (for the first two actors per family), $75 per each additional actor (actors who are age 4 will also pay a $175 fee if cast)
Ages 18+ = $0 (adults are encouraged to help through concession donations, volunteering, etc.)
*CCT wishes to make theatre accessible to everyone, including those with limited mobility, learning needs and those unable to pay the participation fee due to financial need. If you need accommodations in order to audition, please email email@example.com. Fee assistance will be available for those cast who are in need of financial assistance and can be applied for after production information is given out.