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Auditions set to go ‘Under the Sea’

Brookhaven Little Theatre needs a few actors who don’t mind a little sea water on stage.

Managing Artistic Director Emily Waterloo is looking for teenagers and adults for the lead cast of the BLT production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” a full-length Broadway-style musical.

There are roles available for children age 8 to 14 and adults.

Waterloos said the production is “perfect for actors, dancers and singers.”

Closed auditions are at The Haven at 126 Cherokee St. Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m. and Sunday from 2-6 p.m. To reserve an audition time, visit bit.ly/BrookhavenLittleMermaid.

“That is filling up fast so we may extend past Sunday to Monday,” she said.

Waterloo is also looking for children age 8 to 12 for a sea life ensemble.

Participants should come prepared to the audition with a headshot, bio with a brief description of acting and performance experience and 60-90 seconds of a prepared song that best features vocal range and personality. The song should not be from “The Little Mermaid,” Waterloo said. She suggests choosing Disney-like songs that best feature the individual’s voice. Tracks can be played from smartphones or other devices through Bluetooth. A cappella auditions are also accepted but not encouraged, she said.

Everyone who auditions must sing and dance.

“We will teach a basic beginner level dance to be performed in groups,” she said. “Wear jazz shoes, ballet shoes or tennis shoes that best help with dance. A higher-level dance audition will be included for those who have further dance experience.”

Those with tap experience should bring tap shoes.

Waterloo said this is a color-blind casting so anyone of any race is considered for any role.

The story centers on a mermaid named Ariel who longs to be part of the world on dry land that fascinates her. Other key characters include Sebastian the crab, Ursula the evil sea witch and the human Prince Eric.

This musical staging of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” features a score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and includes “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Waterloo will serve as director and producer of the show with assistance from Mary Frances Boyd. Music director is Lorin Lewis. Stage manager and vocal assistant is Tammy Wessman. Holly Moore and Kennedy Moore are in charge of the choreography.

Productions of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” — including daytime school shows begin April 26. For more information call 601-990-2243.