Drama Production

Category: After-School

Drama production: THE LITTLE MERMAID (cast of characters below)  PROGRAM IS FULL

Vendor: Starting Arts

Grades 3-5
Fridays
 

Parent Assistant sign up sheet: click here

 
Materials:
Each student will receive a libretto/vocal book (script and song lyrics). You will be able to access the music via the Starting Arts website, just follow the directions below:
1. Go to www.startingarts.com/musictracks
2. Click on The Little Mermaid
3. The password is ursula 
For more information email 
 

Classes:

Fridays 2:45 – 4:45 p.m.

Dates: 1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

No rehearsal on: 2/23

Additional rehearsals 4/9 (2:45-6:45), 4/10 (1:00 - 5:00), 4/11 (2:45-6:45)

Performances: 4/12, 4/13  Note: This year the cast will also give performances to the students during the day as well as evening performances for the parents and families.

 

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and 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 the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Cast of Characters

  •  Ariel:  The heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human
  • Prince Eric: The adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart.
  • Sebastian: Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show!
  • Flounder: Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end.
  • King Triton: KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with.
  • Mersisters: The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass.
  • 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.
  • Tentacles: The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair.
  • Flotsam & Jetsam: Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky
  • Scuttle: Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat.
  • Gulls: The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chefs: The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants.
  • Carlotta: Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Sea Chorus: The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show.
  • Sea Creatures: The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton's court.
  • Merfolk: The Merfolk of King Triton's Court
  • Lagoon Animals: The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel.