Auditions slated for upcoming theater play

Aspiring actors who want to audition for the Jamestown Community Theatre’s production of “The Little Mermaid” should e-mail [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

Auditions are scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 and 1-2:30 p.m. Sept. 10. People should include their preferred day and time slot in their messages. Children must be at least 7 years old to audition.

The first day of auditions is open to adults, teens and children ages 10 and up. Each auditioner should prepare a song and a short monologue. For the song, bring a playtrack or sheet music for accompaniment.

The second day of auditions is open to adults, teens and children ages 7 and up. There is no need to prepare anything for these auditions. Instead, small groups will practice and sing “Happy Birthday.”

Those who want to perform individually, however, should prepare a song and a short monologue.

Callbacks will be required to sing and read scenes from the show. This also will include a dance component.

Once cast in the show, participants will be required to register via the town’s RecDesk website. There will be a $25 fee to cover administrative costs. Scholarships are available.

Cast members also will be asked to provide base costumes, though some costuming will be provided. Additionally, parents of cast members ages 7-17 will be required to volunteer in some capacity, including chaperoning, building sets or making costumes.

Rehearsals will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal. Principal actors will rehearse 2-3 times per week and ensemble members will rehearse once or twice weekly. Performances, co-directed by Ricky Martin and Mary Wright, are scheduled for Nov. 16-19 at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.

“The Little Mermaid,” released as an animated film in 1989, tells the story of a teenage mermaid princess named Ariel, who dreams of becoming a human and falls in love with a prince named Eric. This leads her to make a magic deal with a sea witch, Ursula, to become human.

Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid,” which inspired a 2023 remake, it was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”