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Casting call for Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 12:54 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 10:45 a.m. CST

HENRY — The River Valley Players Youth Theatre is seeking young actors ages 5-14 for the youth theatre musical, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” at 6: 30 p.m. May 9 and at 10 a.m. May 10 at St. Mary’s Community Center in Henry.

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing and reading from the script. All audition material will be taught at the audition; no advance preparation is necessary. The song “Part of Your World” will be taught during the audition. Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes prior to the audition times to complete the audition forms and information. They should wear clothing and shoes which allow freedom of movement, no flip-flops or sandals.

Auditioners should bring their schedule of all conflicts, including camps and vacations for June and July. Attendance at all scheduled rehearsals is important. Casting of some roles may be contingent upon availability for scheduled rehearsals.

In addition to principal roles, a large chorus is required to fill the roles of sea creatures, French chefs, seagulls, sailors and lagoon animals.

The production is being directed by Robert Eckert and Christine Gaspardo. Co-producers are Charlotte Balensiefen and Sharon Wiegand. Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will be performed July 17-20 at St. Mary’s Community Center.

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