Auditions for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the Broadway musical that will be part of this year’s Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival, will be held March 19 and 26.
Auditions will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. both Saturdays at Mission Gables, 168 S. Eureka St., Redlands, south of the Redlands Bowl.
Wayne Scott of Redlands’ LifeHouse Theater is producer and director of the production.
The March 19 auditions, for those trying out for principal or choral roles, will be held on a first come, first served basis, according to a news release.
The March 26 auditions are for those who are called back and for those unable to audition March 19. Those auditions will be conducted by appointment throughout the morning, according to the news release.
Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16 measures of any familiar Broadway musical-style song, preferably from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” They must bring their own sheet music in their key, and Scott will provide an accompanist. He will not consider electronic sound accompaniment, such as tracks on CD, and no a cappella singing will be considered.
Scott may also ask auditioners to interpretively recite the lyrics of their songs or to read excerpts from scripted scenes. Memorization is not necessary. Those auditioning may also be asked to perform a dance routine to be taught at the auditions.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will be performed with a live orchestra 8 p.m. July 26 (a dress rehearsal open to the public) and July 28-31 at the Redlands Bowl.
After the cast is selected, Scott and the production staff will hold a required orientation meeting the evening of May 18, and rehearsals will begin the following week. The cast will rehearse at the Redlands Bowl as often as possible.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is the Broadway musical based on Walt Disney Pictures’ 1989 Academy Award-winning animated movie. With Oscar-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” features songs including “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”
Scott encourages people interested in backstage and technical staff work to come on the scheduled audition days. Some positions are already filled, with Nolan Livesay serving as music conductor and director, Jeffrey A. DeWitt as assistant director, Michael Milligan as choreographer and Jennifer Keeney as cast coordinator.
For information, contact Jennifer Keeney at 951-259-9130.