Announcing the cast of StarStruck Theatre’s Winter '24 MainStage: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Ages 10-20)
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.
With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."
Disney's The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.
Congratulations to everyone on an incredible week of auditions! We had over 80 actors audition and everyone did a fantastic job. If we were not able to cast you this time, we hope you will please join us this fall for classes and come back to audition for our next show.
Actors who have been cast will receive a welcome email by the end of this week with information on how to formally accept your role and complete tuition payment. Thank you again- we can't wait to get to work on this incredible, magical, Disney spectacular musical!
*The roles of Flotsam & Jetsam are double cast. Actors will be in the show every night as either Flotsam/Jetsam or Ensemble.
- Parent Meeting: Sunday September 17, 6:30-7:30
- 1st Rehearsal: Sunday, September 17, 2-6pm
- Rehearsal Days/Times*
- Mondays (Dance Focused): 6-8:30pm
- Wednesdays: 5-8pm
- Thursdays: 6-8:30pm
- Sundays: 2-8pm
- September 30 (evening) & October 1 (3pm): Special performance singing with the Bay Philharmonic
- Thanksgiving Break Dates: November 19-25, 2023
- Winter Break Dates (No rehearsal): December 18-27, 2023
- Spacing/Tech rehearsals meet at Ohlone EVERY DAY (with the exception of December 31st & January 1st) from December 28th until we open on January 12th. NO CONFLICTS ARE PERMITTED DURING THIS TIME.
- Performances January 12-28, 2024 (Likely Friday and Saturday evening performances and Sunday Matinees)
- Student Matinees (Actors will miss all or part of school to perform on these dates):
- Thursday, January 18
- Thursday, January 25
*Actors are expected to be available for all rehearsals, but will only be called if needed.
Dates: Rehearsals will be held at the StarStruck Studios and the performances will be held in the Ohlone College Smith Center in January.
Conflicts: Please keep conflicts to a minimum. Conflicts will play a significant role in the casting of this show.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will start on Sunday, September 17. A specific schedule will be given out after casting. Not everyone will be needed at every rehearsal.
Fees: Tuition Fee is $850 per actor. First payment is due approximately one week after the cast list is posted. 3-month payment plan is available. Limited scholarships are available, contact the StarStruck office for more information. Your show tuition covers the cost of costumes, but actors are expected to provide their own modesty clothing, shoes, make-up, and hair supplies.
Any questions: Contact the StarStruck office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-659-1319.
Family Commitment: StarStruck Theatre expects performer attendance at all scheduled rehearsals. We will provide a weekly schedule with specific call times, but performers must be prepared to rehearse up to four days each week. We also require each family to contribute a minimum of 20 volunteer hours over the course of the production. There will undoubtedly be personal, family, and school events that will need to be missed because of being cast in the show.
Additional optional expenses include purchasing show merchandise and tech dinners.