Announcing the cast of StarStruck Theatre’s Winter '24 MainStage: Disney's The Little Mermaid (Ages 10-20)

In addition to our classes, StarStruck Theatre produces two MainStage musicals each year which hold performances at The Smith Center, Ohlone College in Fremont, California. MainStage productions are by audition-only. If your child has had experience in theatre and is ready to get on the big stage, we encourage you to audition. Being part of our MainStage productions is a big yet rewarding commitment for the whole family. Please read below for more info.

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.

Directed by Courtney Stokes
Music Direction by Nancy Godfrey
Choreography by Francesca Cipponeri
Produced by Lori Stokes

Cast List

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!

Ariel Lilia ten Bosch 
Prince Eric Hayden Wood 
King Triton Neil Basu 
Sebastian Russell Lym 
Grimsby Jai Kaushik
Flounder Isabella Dong
Scuttle Kamran Motohari
Ursula Lici Carey
Flotsam*  Sydney Freeman/ Adalyn Lowe 
Jetsam* Lillian Jenkins/ Tristan Crane
Aquata Gemma Krotz
Andrina Lily Davis
Arista Madeline Weston
Atina Gracie Wagner
Adella Melanie Munoz
Allana Isla Williams
Chef Louis Emmanuel Suarez
Carlotta Hannah Oviatt
Maid Soloists
Savannah Cannon
Audrey Jeronimo Hartrell
Emily Sison
Danielle Sorci
Pilot Solo 1 Ishaan Wankhade
Pilot Solo 2 Benjamin Chen
Emmanuel Suarez
Lucas Gallagher
Charles Alfred Monk
Maxwell Emmett Weston
AJ Torrado
Water Dancers
Audrey Jeronimo Hartrell
Joanna Kuehner
Hannah Oviatt
Josephine Sun
Grace Zhao
Windward Aaron Sorci
Leeward TBA
Tapping Gulls
Lily Davis
Audrey Jeronimo Hartrell
Luna Bella Hellman
Gemma Krotz
Poor Unfortunate Souls
Siena Anaya
Luna Bella Hellman
Karina Patel
Amelie Ramarao
Hannah Sorci
Elisabeth Surridge
Ensemble (To play a variety of characters including Sea Creatures, Water, Chefs, Maids, Gulls, and Land Animals)
Alessandra Alarde
Liliana Anaya 
Siena Anaya
Emily Blake 
Savannah Cannon 
Ben Chen
Priyanka Chitlu
Tristan Crane*
Sydney Walker Freeman*
Lucas Gallagher
Audrey Jeronimo Hartrell
Luna Bella Hellman
Lillian Jenkins*
Taia Kao
Joanna Kuehner
Adalyn Lowe*
Afia Marium
Charles Monk
Cheyenne Ng
Hannah Oviatt
Karina Patel
Amelie Ramarao
Emily Sison
Aaron Sorci 
Danielle Sorci
Hannah Sorci
Emmanuel Suarez
Josephine Sun
Elisabeth Surridge
AJ Torrado
Ishaan Wankhade
Max Weston
Janiya Williams
Vanessa Xu
Grace Zhao

*The roles of Flotsam & Jetsam are double cast. Actors will be in the show every night as either Flotsam/Jetsam or Ensemble.

Important dates

  • 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 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.