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A Promise to Cast Every Child   |  Dance Connection



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Season 2024-2025

Dance Connection, 6535 N Buffalo Dr #150, Las Vegas, NV 89131


August 17, 11am 2024   A Promise to Cast Every Child
Show Date: December 8th
Rehearsals Saturdays 11-1pm
$90 Monthly Tuition

One Time Script and Costume Rental Fee: $60

Welcome to Little Mermaid Jr!

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends, adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture. Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Strong singer and dynamic performer.  Gender: Female


Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel's heart. Charming performer with a sensitive nature. Gender: Male


Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe. Strong singer who can also handle Sebastian's emotional range. Gender: Any


Flounder is Ariel's sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This is a wonderful role for a younger performer. Gender: Any


King Triton rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Gender: Male


Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters. Gender: Female


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. Gender: Any


Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair. Gender: Any


Flotsam & Jetsam are Ursula's slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky. Gender: Any


Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. Gender: Any


The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel. 


Grimsby is Prince Eric's prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. Gender: Male


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. Gender: Male


The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants. Gender: Any


Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric's palace and Ariel's greatest human ally. This non-singing role . Gender: Female


The Six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Gender: Female


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 an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. Gender: Male


The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm. Gender: Any


The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice. Gender: Any


Sea Chorus and Creatures is responsible for creating each world within the show. This can also be an opportunity to showcase some of your more skilled dancers. Gender: Any


Merfolk of King Triton's Court and can double as Sea Creatures. Gender: Any


Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. Gender: Any

Come Ready to Sing, Act and Dance.
Audition FAQs
Q: What should my performer and I bring to the initial audition?
A:  Your performer may bring a pre-recorded backing audio track to use when singing her/his initial audition song Your performer should wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable for dancing. (Wearing soft jazz dance shoes is optional during auditions.)

Q: What will happen during the audition?
A: Please arrive 15 minutes before 11am start time.  Performers will recite a short monologue from the script provided. Performers in the audition group will then learn a dance combination .  

Q: Does my performer need to bring musical accompaniment to the initial audition?
A: Performers can sing an initial audition song either a capella or to a pre-recorded backing audio track, whichever method they prefer.

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