This is the audition page for our Main Stage or Studio shows. Youth audition information is located under the “Education” section.
THE LITTLE MERMAID – March 24 @ 10 am, Callbacks March 25 @ 2pm.
Main Stage Musical
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a fun love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Ariel – (Female, age 16-25) 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.
Prince Eric – (Male, age 20-30) 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.
Grimsby – (Male, age 40-60) Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
Flounder – (Male, age 15-20) A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
Scuttle – (Male, age 25-40) A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
King Triton – (Male, 35-45) 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.
Sebastian – (Male, age 30-45) A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel.
Flotsam – (Male, age 20-40) An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys.
Jetsam – (Male, age 20-40) An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys.
Ursula – (Female, age 35-45) The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.
Chef Louis – (Male, age 30-50) The French palace chef, diabolical and violent.
Ensemble – Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses
RABBIT HOLE – April 21
Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until an accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
Becca – (Female, late 30s-early 40s) A practical woman, who has long since been defined by her position as a wife and mother. In the wake of her son’s death, she seems to have shut down emotionally.
Howie – (Male, late 30s-early 40s) Becca’s Husband. Howie, too, is devasted by the loss, but he is ready to move on with life.
Izzy – (Female, early 30s) Becca’s sister. Izzy is full of personality and a little rough around the edges.
Nat — (Female, mid-sixties) Becca and Izzy’s Mother. Nat is a strong woman with a quirky exterior. Jason – (Male, age 17) A high school student who accidentally hit Becca and Howie’s son with his car.
Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.
How to Prepare:
- You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated.
- For musicals you will be taught music from the show. Do not prepare anything unless it is stated to do so.
- Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
- Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
- Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
- Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.
Rehearsals: Typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.
Performances: Main Stage Shows run for three weekends (Studio 2 weekends) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates.
Cast Lists: Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com