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Two Act Musical
(Rated G)

Summer Camp - 2018

Camp Dates:

June 18th-22nd, 2018

Show Dates:

July 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018


This production camp is for 6-10 year olds.


Monday through Friday
1pm to 5:00pm


AAT's downtown Studio - 325 Washington Street, downtown Santa Cruz.

Show Location

Louden Nelson Community Center, downtown Santa Cruz.


June 18th - July 15th, 2018

Show Dates:

July 13th, 14th & 15th, 2018.

Friday July 13th - performance at 6:30pm
Saturday July 14th - performances at 1:30pm & 6:30pm
Sunday July 15th - performance at 1:30pm

The program will end with a full weekend of shows for the public. Held at the Louden Nelson Center on the main stage (4 public shows). Rehearsals will be held at our facility located at 325 Washington Street in the downtown Santa Cruz area.

Show Synopsis:

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she`ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she`s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney`s 2008 Broadway production, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She`s in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."



$95.00 online deposit and $500.00 tuition due on first day of camp.
This covers script, costume & food during the performance weekend only.
($100 sibling discount)

Early Bird Discount - pay in full by May 1st and only pay $540.00 total

If you require financial assistance, please apply for Financial Aid.


  • May 1 - Deadline for Early Bird Registration (10% discount)
  • June 1 - All Registration forms and fees due ($95/student)
  • June 18 - Day 1 of Production @ AAT Studio, 325 Washington St, Santa Cruz
  • June 20 - All tuition fees due in full unless otherwise arranged with AAT finance (late fees)
  • June 25 - Parent Meeting @ from 4-5pm (important meeting)
  • July 4 - No rehearsal on this day
  • July 8 - Load-in @ AAT Studio (4 hour commitment). Move all sets, etc. to theater.
  • July 9 - Tech Week begins @ Louden Nelson (Mon through Fri: 1:00-5:00)
  • July 13-15 - Performances @ Louden Nelson (Fri - 6:30pm / Sat - 1:30pm & 6:30pm / Sun - 1:30pm)
  • July 15 - Strike @ Louden Nelson to AAT Studio (3-4 hour commitment). Break down and return all sets, etc.
  • TBD - Cast Party (Date subject to change)


  • Rehearsal Location - AAT Studio, 325 Washington St., Santa Cruz
  • Tech Week Location - Louden Nelson Theater, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz
  • Performance Location - Louden Nelson Theater, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz

  • Production Specific Questions: lindsey@allabouttheatre.org
    Organization Specific Questions: board@allabouttheatre.org
    Finance Related Questions: finance@allabouttheatre.org

    Parent Responsibilities:

    To keep the production camp costs low, we do mandate a set number of volunteer hours however within the rehearsal run of over the month - it`s easy to put in an hour or two here and there (10-20 per family - depending on age group of child). We also encourage families to solicit any program ads and aucition items that they are able to. We encourage more volunteer hours if there are two or more children per family in the production.

    Volunteering within your time frame includes (or can include) set painting, needlework, auction item soliciting, dressing-room, poster distribution, tech week supervisor and so on. These positions range from a couple of hours to 20 hours, so you can help in several areas or simply one to fulfill your hours. We rely upon the commitment of the teens and the parents to help in set construction and so on. We offer many different kinds of creative outlets to fulfill you volunteer hours that can work with people who have busy schedules that do not allow for more than a few hours of volunteer work per week. Jobs are separated into three categories; those that are needed to be completed earlier on / those that occur in the middle of the rehearsal run and those that are focused around the show itself (tech week and actual show weekend).

    We will email you closer to the first day of rehearsals to let you know when the Parent Meeting is schedule so that you can attend.

    Production Information:

    Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
    Music by Alan Menken
    Book by Doug Wright
    Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film

    Casting information:

    Cast (Leads): (11-20), Flexible
    Cast Type: Children in Cast, Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles, Showcases trained singers, Star Vehicle - Female, Strong/Large Chorus
    Dancing Needs: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)
    Casting notes:

  • ARIEL - Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a little mermaid who longs to be human. Cast a strong singer and dynamic performer in this role. Ariel has some beautiful solos but must be able to convey meaning through gesture once she loses her voice. Bb3 - Eb5

  • CARLOTTA - Carlotta is the headmistress in Prince Eric`s palace and Ariel`s greatest human ally. This non-singing role needs to be warm and maternal to make Ariel feel welcome.

  • CHEF LOUIS Chef Louis is the over-the-top head chef in the palace. He is always wild and frenetic. This is an excellent featured role for a comedic performer. A3 - C5

  • CHEFS The Chefs are Chef Louis`s assistants. The music in `Les Poissons` can be challenging, so good choral singers are a plus for this group. Your Chefs can also double as members of the Sea Chorus.

  • FLOTSAM & JETSAM Flotsam and Jetsam are Ursula`s slippery spies. These electric eels are sinister and sneaky, so look for performers who can be underhanded and devious while still being heard on stage. Flotsam and Jetsam can be played by boys or girls. C4 - C#5

  • FLOUNDER Flounder is Ariel`s sincere and sensitive best friend who is loyal to the end. This spunky fish also has a show-stopping solo in "She`s in Love." Flounder can be cast with a girl or a boy with an unchanged voice. This may be a wonderful role for a younger performer who is ready to take the next step into the spotlight. G3 - Db5

  • GRIMSBY Grimsby is Prince Eric`s prim and proper valet. He is rigid in personality and constantly trying to guide Prince Eric towards the throne. While Grimsby does have some singing to do, strong acting trumps singing ability for this role. E4 - C5

  • GULLS The Gulls are Scuttle`s flock of zany `back-up singers` who help explain human stuff to Ariel. While there are three principal gulls written in the score, feel free to add as many as you need to best serve your production. The Gulls` solos can be spoken if necessary. B3 - G5

  • KING TRITON KING TRITON rules the sea and is a force to be reckoned with. This non-singer needs to command the stage as a strong leader but also show the tenderness of a parent. Cast a mature performer who feels comfortable playing father to Ariel and the Mersisters.

  • LAGOON ANIMALS The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel. This ensemble can double as the Sea Creatures.

  • MERFOLK The Merfolk of King Triton`s Court and can double as Sea Creatures.

  • MERSISTERS The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel`s siblings and full of personality and sass. These are great roles to showcase talented singers and dancers who can create and play six distinctive characters. G3 - G5

  • PILOT The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric`s ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea presents an opportunity to highlight a developing performer. The Pilot has a few speaking lines, but his singing voice is most important. Bb3 - C5

  • PRINCE ERIC Prince Eric is the adventurous prince who captures Ariel`s heart. Look for a charming performer with a sensitive nature. Prince Eric has a few small solos, but it is more important to cast a strong actor in this role. B3 - D5

  • PRINCESSES The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. Since none of them possesses the voice Prince Eric is searching for, cast actresses who can create an exaggerated and comedic personality through song. The six Princesses can double as the six Mersisters. E4 - G5

  • SAILORS The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric`s ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm. The Sailors can be played by boys or girls and can double as Sea Chorus.

  • SCUTTLE Scuttle is the know-it-all seagull who serves as Ariel's expert on humans. He is funny and off-beat. While a good singer will rock "Human Stuff," this song can easily be spoken in rhythm. Look for a performer with good comedic timing who is willing to have fun with Scuttle`s eccentricities. B3 - E5

  • SEA CHORUS The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. Look for performers who can move gracefully and are capable of being part of a scene without drawing focus. This can also be an opportunity to showcase some of your more skilled dancers. The Sea Chorus can double as Merfolk, Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals.

  • SEA CREATURES The Sea Creatures are the ensemble under water animals in King Triton`s court. They can include as few or as many performers as your production permits. There are several moments to showcase both dancers and singers in "Under the Sea."

  • SEAHORSE The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. This non-singing part is a good role for a young performer with a clear speaking voice.

  • SEBASTIAN Sebastian is the meticulous and anxious crab who tries to keep Ariel safe while getting to lead some of the most memorable songs in the show! Look for a strong singer who can also handle Sebastian`s emotional range. Sebastian can be played by a boy or girl. A3 - D5

  • TENTACLES The Tentacles are extensions of Ursula, perhaps the poor unfortunate souls who are now trapped in her lair. Look for six or eight performers who work well together and can move as a unit. C4 - C#5

  • URSULA Ursula is the manipulative sea witch who tries to overthrow King Triton. She is cunning and devious and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Cast a mature performer who can bring out this villain`s humor while finding texture in Ursula`s complexity. Ursula`s songs can be challenging, so look for a singer who will feel comfortable with these solos. F3 - C#5

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    Lindsey Chester (Executive Director): 831-345-6340

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