Auditions

Auditions for the 2017-2018 Season

The following information is available for the auditions for The Dayton Playhouse’s 2017-2018 season:

Auditions begin at 7:00 PM each evening. Auditioners are encouraged to arrive at the Dayton Playhouse in advance of the auditions to fill out the Audition Form. Theatre resumes are encouraged; auditioners need to be prepared to list all conflicts between the audition date and the final performance of the production. All auditions are held at the Dayton Playhouse: 1301 Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton (inside Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark).

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright
Directed by Matthew Smith
Produced by Matt Lindsay
May 4 through 20, 2018
Auditions: March 12 & 13, 2018

Music Direction by Lorri B. Johnson-Topping
Choreography by Juangabriel Encarnacion Serrano
Choreography by Kiersten Farmer
Costumes by Janet Powell
Properties by Heather Campbell Martin
Lights by Richard Lee Waldeck
Sound Design by Gary Thompson
Scenic Design by Chris Red Newman
Technical Direction by Bob Kovach
Stage Management by Melanie Brenner

Vocal Auditions: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from musical theatre that demonstrates your range and voice. An accompanist will be provided or you may bring a CD with which to sing. No a capella singing, please.
Dance Audition: none.

Character Breakdown
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Ariel – A mermaid and King Triton’s youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.

Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 25
Vocal range top: Gb5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Prince Eric – a human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Grimsby – Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: C3

Flounder – A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.

Gender: Male
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Scuttle – A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: C3

King Triton – King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans.

Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Sebastian – A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can’t bring himself to stand in Ariel’s way.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Flotsam – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Male/ Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Jetsam – An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear.

Gender: Male/ Female
Age: 20 to 40
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: B2

Ursula – The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.

Gender: Female/Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Chef Louis – The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.

Gender: Male/Female
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Ensemble – Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses


FutureFest 2017
Performances: July 21 to 23, 2017
Auditions for FutureFest 2017 are completed.

Sister Act
September 15 through October 1, 2017
Auditions for Sister Act are completed.

Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
November 3 through 12, 2017
Auditions for Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean are completed.

Beehive: The Sixties Musical
January 19 through February 4, 2018
Auditions for Beehive: The Sixties Musical are completed.

A Few Good Men
March 9 through 18, 2018

Auditions for A Few Good Men are completed.