Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright

Director:  Kathryn Johnson
Vocal Director:  Paul Burnam

The RCP Children’s Summer Musical auditions are open for children ages 6 to 12.

Auditions will be held Saturday, April 29 (10 am).


Performance Dates:
June 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25 ~ 2023
(Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm)

Cast of Characters

Ariel:  Ariel, the heroine of our story, is 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. Hard-headed, naive, and emotional, but also kind-hearted.

Prince Eric:  A human monarch who has no interest in 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.

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.

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

King Triton:  King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurk 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.

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

Tentacles:  extensions of Ursula

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

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

Gulls:  Scuttle’s friends and fellow seagulls.

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

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

The Mersisters: (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel’s siblings and full of personality and sass

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

Chefs:  Chef Louis’s assistants.

Carlotta:  headmistress in Prince Eric’s palace.

Princesses:  neighboring royalty, they try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric.

Pilot:  driver of Prince Eric’s ship

Sailors:  crew of Prince Eric’s ship

Seahorse:  is the court herald for King Triton.

Sea Chorus:  is responsible for creating each world within the show.

Sea Creatures: are the ensemble of underwater animals in King Triton’s court.

Merfolk:  The Merfolk of King Triton’s Court.

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