Ovations_LMCircleDISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR

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

Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production & motion picture featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music 

Featuring OVATIONS JUNIOR COMPANY Grades 3-9

Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris

Choreographed by Rick Westerkamp

Music Direction by Arielle Bayer

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CLICK HERE to download and print the DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR paperwork

AUDITION INFO

Auditions will be held on Friday, January 26 6:00-9:00pm at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850. There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to Ovations Theatre.  If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. All auditionees, even if they have auditioned for or participated in an OVATIONS THEATRE production, must bring a current photo and resume. Anyone not available to audition on Friday, January 26 6:00-9:00pm should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please remember sheet music must be printed off and hole punched into a three-ring binder in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, January 27 12:00-5:00pm at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.                 

CAST LIST

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, January 27 at 7:00pm. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 10am on Sunday, January 28.

STUDENT TUITION

Tuition for DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR is $950. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com prior to auditioning.

ROLES

Ariel King Triton’s youngest daughter of seven, and an avid collector of human artifacts; though often rebellious, Ariel has a big heart filled with curiosity, stubbornness, and innocence; willing to give up her most prized possessions for a chance to be human.

Prince Eric A prince whose qualities are every bit as regal as they are genial; full of charm and valor, Eric is willing to denounce his place on the throne in order to find someone to love.

Sebastian The royal court composer, he is tasked to watch over Ariel; speaking with a Caribbean dialect, he is a sensitive suck-up and a true friend.

Ursala a sinister sea witch and King Triton’s sister whose manipulative tactics are as sticky as her extended tentacles; while she is menacing, she also has a great sense of humor and cares deeply for her henchmen, Floatsam and Jetsam.

King Triton King of the Sea and Ariel’s father, who is adamant against the dangers the human world brings; on the surface he seems like a strict and stubborn monarch, but deep down he is a harried single father whose only care is for the safety of his daughters and his world.

Flounder Ariel’s closest and most faithful friend, a tropical reef fish; although he’s tiny and scares easily, his enthusiasm is as big as the ocean.

Scuttle An eccentric seagull and friend of Ariel’s; a self-proclaimed human expert, though in reality he knows very little and is often making up words. Tap dance skills are a plus.

Gimsby Prince Eric’s faithful servant, right hand man, and friend; while he is earnest, he is also gentle and clumsy; serves as the prince’s moral compass and almost worships Eric.

Chef Louis The hot-tempered, French, over the top head chef of the palace; particularly fond of fish dishes.

Floatsam/Jetsam Ursula’s eel minions and spies; true partners in crime, both are cunning, manipulative, intelligent, and evil.

Carlotta Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace and Ariel’s greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome.

Pilot The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric’s ship. This nautical expert entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea.

Sailors The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric’s ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm.

Seahorse The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton.

Mersisters The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass.

Sea Creatures The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton’s court.

Gulls The Gulls are Scuttle’s flock of zany “back-up singers” who help explain human stuff to Ariel.

Chefs The Chefs are Chef Louis’s assistants.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850.  Some rehearsals will be held at The Pump House and The Cottage (both located minutes from Elwood Smith Center). A Full rehearsal schedule with dates and locations will be provided during the initial rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held once a week based on actor conflicts.

Thursday, February 1                   6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 4                      12:30-3:30

Thursday, February 8                   6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 11                    12:30-3:30

Thursday, February 15                 6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 18                    12:30-3:30

Thursday, February 22                 6:30-8:30

Sunday, February 25                    12:30-3:30

Wednesday, March 7                    6:30-8:30

Sunday, March 11                         12:30-3:30

Wednesday, March 14                  6:30-8:30

Thursday, March 15                      6:30-8:30

Sunday, March 18                         12:30-3:30

Wednesday, March 21                  6:30-8:30

Thursday, March 22                      6:30-8:30

Sunday, April 1                             12:30-3:30

Wednesday, April 4                      6:30-8:30

Thursday, April 5                          6:30-8:30

Saturday, April 7                          12:30-3:30

Sunday, April 8                             12:30-3:30

Thursday, April 12                        6:30-8:30

Saturday, April 14                        12:30-3:30

Sunday, April 15                           12:30-3:30

TECH

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Monday, April 16                          5:00-9:00

Tuesday, April 17                          5:00-9:00

Wednesday, April 18                    5:00-9:00

Thursday, April 19                        5:00-9:30

PERFORMANCES

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 21 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, April 22 at 2pm

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.


THE WILD PARTYOvations_WPCircle

Book, Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Based on Joseph Moncure March‘s 1928 narrative poem

Directed by Darnell Patrick Morris

Choreographed by Jesse Miller

Music Direction by Valerie A Higgs

CLICK HERE to reserve your audition slot

AUDITION INFO

Auditions will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850 from 7:00-10:00. There is a non-refundable $150 tuition deposit payable at the time of audition that will be applied to your tuition balance. Please make checks payable to Ovations Theatre.  If you are NOT selected to be a member of the cast (which includes both a principal role or ensemble) the tuition deposit will be refunded.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in and submit your completed paperwork. All auditionees, even if they have auditioned for or participated in an OVATIONS THEATRE production, must bring a current photo and resume. Anyone not available to audition on Monday, March 12, 2018 should email ovationstheatre@gmail.com to make alternative arrangements.

AUDITION PREPARATION

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the like of THE WILD PARTY. Those interested in the roles of Queenie or Kate should bring two pieces- one showing your belt and the other showing your mix. Please remember sheet music must be printed off and hole punched into a three-ring binder in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.  NO ACCAPELLA SINGING WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your selection should demonstrate both your vocal range and acting abilities.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 6:00-10:00 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville, MD 20850.         

CAST LIST

The cast list will be emailed by 4 PM on Saturday, March 17th. Prospective cast members must email ovationstheatre@gmail.com indicating acceptance or rejection of their roles by 8PM on Saturday, March 17.

STUDENT TUITION

Tuition for THE WILD PARTY will be $950. Those who have participated in both PARADE and GYPSY will receive a 25% discount making your total tuition only $713. Those who qualify for the reduced tuition still need to pay the tuition deposit at auditions. There is limited financial aid and/or payment plan options available for this production. Those interested should contact ovationstheatre@gmail.com prior to auditioning.

ROLES

Queenie Blonde and beautiful. Sexy. Looks a little older and more tired than her age would indicate. Afraid of being alone. Has become addicted to Burrs’ presence and ravenous sexual appetite. Vocal range top: F5 – F3. MUST HAVE STRONG MIX AND BELT. HEAVY DANCING REQUIRED!

Black Strong, handsome, and poised without being posed. An enigmatic loner. Protective. No-nonsense kind of guy who cannot understand Queenie’s attraction to Burrs. Vocal range top: G5 – F3 

Kate A lush. Likes to be the “life of the party.” Always looking out for number one, and is jealous of Queenie. Sexy, sensual, and confident. Vocal range top: E5 –  F3. MUST BELT.

Burrs Handsome. A professional clown. Dangerous and charming all at once. Sexually ravenous and drawn to Queenie like a moth to the flame. Hurts somewhere deep inside, and slowly descends into jealous insanity. Vocal range top: A5 – G3

Eddie Mae’s husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife. Vocal range top: A5 – A3

Madelaine True A tired woman with slanted eyes and a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry. Vocal range top: E5 – A3

Mae Eddie’s wife. Sweet and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him. Vocal range top: D5 –  A3

Dolores A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.

Vocal range top: A5 –  A3

Sam Busy producer and “attention whore.” Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual. Vocal range top: A5 –  A3

Oscar D’armano Phil’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant. Vocal range top: B5 –  A3

Phil D’armano Oscar’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant. Vocal range top: A5 –  A3

Nadine The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up. Vocal range top: A5 – A3

Max One of the party goers and a member of the usual “gang.” He is full of life and energy. Vocal range top: B5 – A3

The Gang (Ensemble) Not your typical musical theatre chorus ­they are the conscience, the voices of reality, the Greek Chorus; and one helluva backup group. Involved in featured heavily throughout the show in both vocals and dance.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals will primarily be held at Elwood Smith Community Center, 601 Harrington Road, Rockville MD 20850 and Some rehearsals will be held at The Pump House and The Cottage (both located minutes from Elwood Smith Center). Weeknights are from 6:30-9:30 and Sundays 3:30-4:30. We have a couple of Saturday’s towards the end of rehearsal which will be held 12:00-4:00pm. A Full rehearsal schedule with dates and locations will be provided during the initial rehearsals. Rehearsals will be held once a week based off actor conflicts.

Monday, March 19

Wednesday, March 21

Monday, April 2

Sunday, April 8

Monday, April 9

Sunday, April 15

Monday, April 16

Sunday, April 22

Monday, April 23

Sunday, April 29

Monday, April 30

Sunday, May 6

Monday, May 7

Sunday, May 13

Monday, May 14

Saturday, May 19

Sunday, May 20

Monday, May 21

Saturday, June 2

Sunday, June 3

Monday, June 4

Wednesday, June 6

Thursday, June 7

Sunday, June 10

TECH

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Sunday, June 10                            2:00-8:00pm

Monday, June 11                          5:00-10:00pm

Tuesday, June 12                          5:00-10:00pm

Wednesday, June 13                     5:00-10:00pm

Thursday, June 14                         5:00-10:00pm

PERFORMANCES

Held at the Kreeger Auditorium at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.

Friday, June 15                                               7:00pm

Saturday, June 16                                           2:00pm and 7:30pm

Sunday, June 17                                              2:00pm

CONFLICTS

Each cast member will be allowed a total of four conflicts.

Ovations Theatre reserves the right to change the theater venue or cancel the production before rehearsals begin for any reason, returning the audition fees.  Full payment of the tuition by all cast members will be due at the first rehearsal.


ANNOUNCING OUR 2017-2018 SEASON
Once again we at OVATIONS THEATRE have endeavored to create a season that will push the envelope artistically by immersing ourselves in thought-provoking theatre. In a time where elements in our society are trying to silence art, it is important to give our students not only a distraction from tough circumstances around them but also empower them with a voice- A voice that will be heard and celebrated. In addition to our fantastic season we are excited to share our newly formed JUNIOR COMPANY and SENIOR COMPANY. 

 

 

SENIOR COMPANY:

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Jason Robert Brown’s PARADE
Auditions September 2017 | Performances December 1, 2 and 3, 2017

 

 

 

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Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim’s GYPSY
Auditions December 2017 | Performances March 2, 3, 4 2018

 

 

 

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Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY
Auditions March 2018 | Performances June 15, 16 and 17, 2018

 

 

JUNIOR COMPANY: 

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Andrew Lippa’s THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOUNG@PART (Grades 3-9)
Auditions September 2017 | Performances January 19, 20 and 21 2018

 

 

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Alan Mencken’s DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR (Grades 3-9) Auditions January 2018 | Performances April 20, 21, 22 2018