"The Little Mermaid Jr." Casting Information

The Story

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. 

Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway productionDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She’s in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." 

Character Breakdown

Ariel:  Ariel the heroine of our story, who is a little mermaid who longs to be human. This role requires a strong singe rand a strong actress. Gender: Female/Vocal range top: Eb5/Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Prince Eric:  Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart. Requires a charming performer with a sensitive nature, a strong actor. Gender: Male/Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: B3

Sebastian:  Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel s:afe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show! Requires a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian's emotional range. Sebastian can be played by a boy or girl. Gender: Both/Vocal range top: D5/Vocal range bottom: A3

Flounder:  Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in "She's in Love." Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight. Gender: Both/Vocal range top: Db5/Vocal range bottom: G3

King Triton:  King Trition rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Requires an actor who is a mature performer who feels comfortable playing father to Ariel and the Mersisters. Gender: Male

Mersisters:  (Aqata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, & Allana). The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters. Gender: Female/Vocal range top: G5/Vocal range bottom: G3

Ursula: Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. This role requires a mature performer who can bring out this villain's humor while finding texture in Ursula's complexity. Ursula's songs can be challenging, so this role needs a strong singer who will feel comfortable with Ursula's solos.  Gender: Female/Vocal range top: C#5/Vocal range bottom: F3

Tentacles:  The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair. Requires performers who work well together and can move as a unit. Gender: Both/Vocal range top: C#5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Flotsam:  Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls. Gender: Both/Vocal range top: C#5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Jetsam: Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls.  Gender: Both/Vocal range top: C#5/Vocal range bottom: C4

Scuttle: Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. While a good singer will rock "Human Stuff," this song can easily be spoken in rhythm. Requires a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle's eccentricities. Gender: Both/Vocal range top: E5/Vocal range bottom: B3

Gulls:  The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel. Gender: Both/Vocal range top: G5/Vocal range bottom: B3

Grimsby:  Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. Requires a strong actor. Gender: Male/Vocal range top: C5/Vocal range bottom: E4

Chef Louis:  Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer.Gender: Male/Vocal range top: C5/Vocal range bottom: A3

Chefs:  The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants. The music in "Les Poissons" can be challenging, so good choral singers are a plus for this group. Chefs can also double as members of the Sea Chorus. Gender: Both

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. Gender: Female

Princesses:  The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Since none of them possesses the voice Prince Eric is searching for, cast actresses who can create an exaggerated and comedic personality through song. The six Princesses can double as the six Mersisters. Gender: Female/Vocal range top: G5/Vocal range bottom: E4

Pilot:  The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea presents an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. The Pilot has dialogue, but his singing voice is most important. Gender: Male/Vocal range top: C5/Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Sailors:  The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm. The Sailors can be played by boys or girls and can double as Sea Chorus. Gender: Both

Seahorse:  The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice. Gender: Both

Sea Chorus:  The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. It requires performers who can move gracefully and are capable of being part of the show's under sea world. This can also be an opportunity to showcase skilled dancers. The Sea Chorus can double as Merfolk, Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals. Gender: Both

Sea Creatures:  The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton's court. There are several moments to showcase both dancers and singers in "Under the Sea." Gender: Both

Merfolk: The Merfolk of King Triton's Court and can double as Sea Creatures.Gender: Both

Lagoon Animals:  The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. This ensemble can double as the Sea Creatures. Gender: Both

Some actors may have the opportunity to play several roles! What fun!