Pittsfield, MA– Berkshire Theatre Group seeks child actors who are currently in 3rd through 9th grade for Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. The roles are open to members of the Berkshire community. This production will be directed by Travis Daly, with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover and will run April 24-27 at The Colonial Theatre (111 South St. Pittsfield, MA).
Auditions will take place Wednesday, January 15 from 6pm—8pm and Thursday, January 16 from 6pm—8pm at The Colonial Theatre.
Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition time slot, please call 413-448-8084 ext. 23.
Students should arrive ready to learn a song from The Little Mermaid JR. Callbacks will take place as needed. Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, March 3 and rehearse approximately three days a week (including weekends), until two weeks prior to performances, where at that time rehearsal days will be increased. Rehearsals will be held in Pittsfield, and attending all rehearsals is required.
The production runs April 24-27, with one 10am student matinee on Monday, April 27.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 24 at 7pm
Saturday, April 25 at 11am and 2pm
Sunday, April 26 at 2pm and 5pm
Monday, April 27 at 10am
Berkshire Theatre Group’s Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.
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 produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker, and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements
directed by Travis Daly
music Direction by Erin M. White
choreography by Kathy Jo Grover
at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street
Tickets: Adult $15, Children 16 and under $10
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and 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 the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
For more information, visit BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.
About Berkshire Theatre Group
The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. In 2010, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, the two organizations merged to form Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG). Berkshire Theatre Group’s mission is to support wide ranging artistic exploration and acclaimed performances in theatre, dance, music and entertainment. Every year, BTG produces and presents performances to over 68,000 attendees and, through our Educational Program, serves over 13,000 Berkshire County school children annually. BTG’s celebrated stages reflect the history of the American theatre; they represent a priceless cultural resource for the community.