Revolutionary Youth Theatre Presents: Disney’s

The Little Mermaid

Music by ALAN MENKEN
Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN & GLENN SLATER
Book by DOUG WRIGHT

Director: Mark Mazzarella

Musical Director: Paul Tine 

Ass't Musical Director: Andy Hudson

DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID

 

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

 

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.

 

Roles

ARIEL: 

Female identified, crystal clear flawless belt to E. A strong willed, independent young woman. She loves her father but has never felt as if she quite fits in to her world under the sea. She is a dreamer with an adventurous spirit who will do anything for her love.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

ERIC: 

Male identified, must be able to sing in a very controlled lyrical tenor or baritenor. Gorgeous soaring sound to A. A charming prince who doesn’t want to settle and accept the life that he is destined to live. He feels most alive on the sea and yearns for a life of adventure. He doesn’t want to settle for any girl.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

TRITON: 

Male identified, booming baritone to strong E. The Son of Poseidon, King of the Undersea World, with a profound belief that the Human World is dangerous and must protect his daughters from it. A powerful, uncompromising monarch, who has been deeply wounded by losing his wife, the mother of his 7 daughters. Commanding, regal, charismatic, protective because he has fear of losing what he loves.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

URSALA: 

Female identified (30’s-40’s) Dramatic alto down to E. Big Belt to C# with strong head voice to a G; a Sea Witch and Triton’s estranged (and none-to-happy-about-it) sister, banished forever for dabbling in The Black Arts. Personality as huge as her ambition. Wildly smart, sinister, sarcastic and dangerous. Voluptuous and sultry. Desperate to overthrow her brother and reclaim the undersea realm once and for all.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

GRIMSBY:

Male identified, light character vocals only, patter a la Gilbert and Sullivan; Prince Eric’s British guardian. Long-suffering, no-nonsense and big-hearted. More a companion and confidant with a father like love for Prince Eric. Occasionally exasperated by, but entirely devoted to the Prince.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

SEBASTIAN:

Male identified, strong character calypso sound. Baritone to E; A charming, pleasing Caribbean Crab. The court composer and confidante and advisor to King Triton. Becomes the reluctant guardian of Ariel with a loving devotion to the King and his daughter. A showman with a dry sense of comedy, good dancer, physicality and singer. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

SCUTTLE:

Male identified, very strong character tenor or baritenor with a solid high A. A seagull. Fancies himself nature’s Einstein and expert on humans and their peculiar stuff. Full of confidence. Ariel depends on him for the bird’s-eye view of the world and life. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

FLOUNDER:

Male identified, tenor or unchanged voice; a boy fish who can sing and move well. Puppetry skills a plus. A fish on the verge of puberty who has a huge crush on Ariel. He is her faithful, enthusiastic, young friend.

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Male/Femaleidentified, light seductive tenor to B with falsetto to a high D; Two eels, high-voltage low-lifes who are Ursula's lackeys and partners in crime. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

LOUIS:

Male identified, a character baritone; a human, French Chef extraordinaire, a culinary perfectionist with a particular affinity for dishes with fishes. Movement skills a plus as he will also play numerous characters throughout the show. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

ENSEMBLE:

Excellent dancers and singers with strong character work; Puppetry skills, tumbling and possible cirque skills a plus. Will play many characters from underwater creatures, to sailors, maids, and chefs. 

Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin in Mid-June. More details to come.

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