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Dancers and Singers Needed for 2024 Season Shows

Bardstown, KY, United States
ID: 254631Exp: 3/1/2024

The company is holding auditions for 2024 season shows "The Stephen Foster Story," & Disney's "The Little Mermaid" and looking for performers, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: "THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY: The Stephen Foster Story has been delighting audiences at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre since 1959. The show is set in the mid-19th century and follows America’s first great composer Stephen Collins Foster as he paves the road for future songwriters through love, heartache, and the struggles of the time. "THE LITTLE MERMAID" Mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl. She lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have: to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving over her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater featuring the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.” Please apply if interested.

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16 roles

STEPHEN FOSTERMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Baritone.) A young poet and genius song-writer who battles his family's insistence on stability with his desire to make a living as a great artist. Seeking an exceptional singing actor with emotional availability to portray a range from youthful hope and joy to sullen, outcast, and lost. PRINCIPAL. "The Stephen Foster Story"

JANE MCDOWELLFemale18-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Soprano.) Stephen’s muse. Bright, determined, and strong-willed. As a young woman of marrying age in the 1850s, Jane's practical nature and the societal expectations pushed on her by her mother are often at ware with the passionate, music-filled she secretly dreams of for herself. PRINCIPAL "The Stephen Foster Story"

JOE AIKINSMale20-59 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic Other Asian Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander Indian/South Asian

(Baritone) The McDowell’s caretaker; loyal, loving, a close confidant of Stephen. PRINCIPAL. "The Stephen Foster Story"

LIEVY PISAFemale30-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Any voice type.) The Foster’s hired caretaker; capable, maternal and loving. Character is Black/Indigenous/Person of Color. PRINCIPAL. "The Stephen Foster Story"

MARTIN DELANYMale20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Any voice type.) Medical apprentice to Dr. McDowell, a journalist, scholarly, charming & astute. Character is Black/Indigenous/Person of Color. PRINCIPAL. "The Stephen Foster Story"

DUDLEY MORTONMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Bari-tenor.) A rising young lawyer; crisp, clean cut and mustached; in love with Jane. A bit of a pompous comedic foil. PRINCIPAL. "The Stephen Foster Story"

GUSSIE JORDANFemale18-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Soprano with belt) Local tavern girl, high-spirited and flirtatious; in love with Stephen. PRINCIPAL. "The Stephen Foster Story"

BANJO / GUITAR PLAYERBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Any voice part) Singer/Actor/Instrumentalist with banjo/guitar skills. "The Stephen Foster Story"

ARIELFemale18-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Aflat3 to Gflat5) a strong-willed teenaged mermaid who longs to be human. She possesses a keen curiosity for the world both under and above the sea – much to the chagrin of her father, King Triton. Big-hearted, she’s more accepting of and delighted by others’ differences than most of her fellow merfolk, but she also has a rebellious streak that can get her into trouble. PRINCIPAL. Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

PRINCE ERICMale18-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(B2 to G4) the adventurous human monarch who captures Ariel’s heart. Charming and sensitive in nature, he has a warm voice and demeanor that evokes his flair for romance. There is also a stubborn side to Eric, who is determined to do whatever it takes to get what he wants – including the girl with the mysterious voice. PRINCIPAL. Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

KING TRITONMale20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Aflat2 to F4) King of the Sea and a harried single father to seven girls, struggles to balance his political and paternal powers. A widower, Triton is as fond of his daughters as he is frustrated with their teenage angst. Even when unsure of his parenting technique, he is a tender patriarch who becomes a royal force to be reckoned with when Ariel’s safety and happiness is threatened by his sister, the Sea Witch Ursula. PRINCIPAL. Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

URSULAFemale20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Eflat3 to C5) Ursula is the tentacled and manipulative Sea Witch who is sister to King Triton. Cunning and calculating, she will stop at nothing to get what she wants – and what she wants is Triton’s throne. To gain the upper hand, she utilizes her slick sense of humor, a flash of glamour, and larger-than-life confidence. PRINCIPAL. Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

SEBASTIANBoth genders20-59 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic

(Bflat2 to C5) the choirmaster of King Triton’s court who has a flair for the dramatic. A meticulous and uptight crab, Sebastian is ever-anxious, whether they're conducting a concert premiere or protecting Ariel from Ursula. When they're performing – which is almost always – they're undeniably charismatic. They should be able to perform a broad send-up of a Caribbean accent (rather than an authentic Jamaican one). PRINCIPAL. Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

FLOTSAM & JETSAMBoth genders18-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Flotsam: E3 to C5 & Jetsam: B2 to A4) Ursula’s sinister lackeys. With devious charm, these electric eels convince Ariel to visit the Sea Witch. Tricky and menacing, they are always lurking about, ready to take advantage of sea inhabitants at their most vulnerable moments. Altos or tenors. May double in some ensemble numbers as other sea creatures or seagulls. Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

ENSEMBLE DANCERSBoth genders18-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Seeking dancers of all ethnicities of be a part of the 2024 Season. Strong ballet & partnering technique. Must have ensemble singing experience. Dancers may perform (or understudy) supporting and featured roles in "The Stephen Foster Story" and Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Please make note of any musical instruments you play.

ENSEMBLE SINGERSBoth genders18-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Seeking excellent singers of all ethnicities to be a part of the 2024 Season. Legit/golden-age voices with solid choral training. Singers will perform (or understudy) lead, supporting and featured roles in both "The Stephen Foster Story" and Disney's "The Little Mermaid." Please make note of any musical instruments you play.