Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

December 4, 2012

HCT sets auditions for 'The Little Mermaid Junior'


— Hendricks Civic Theatre invites boys and girls (school age kindergarten through high school senior) to audition for the youth musical "The Little Mermaid Junior."

Auditions are 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 4 or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Saint Malachy Catholic Church auditorium, 326 N. Green St., Brownsburg. Those auditioning must be available upon the director's request for callbacks from 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6.

Auditions are by online sign-ups; no open auditions. Directors will take three singers every 20 minutes. Visit the HCT website (www.hendrickscivic.com) to connect to online sign-ups. Click on the "Auditions" tab to find links to online audition sign-ups and form. Print the audition form from the website and bring a completed copy to the audition. Include any schedule conflicts. Email Kristin Benware at dkbenware@sbcglobal.net or Deena Conway at smudgejasper@aol.com for questions or computer access issues.

Those auditioning should bring piano music to sing 1 verse and 1 refrain. No songs from "The Little Mermaid Junior" show or recorded music, please. A piano accompanist will be provided. No previous theater or music experience required.

Actors must be available to perform in all six shows, Feb. 22 to 24 and March 1 to 3 in the Saint Malachy Catholic Church auditorium. The two performance weekends include Friday and Saturday evening shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m. Rehearsals begin Jan. 9. Most rehearsals will be conducted 6 to 8 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Disney's "The Little Mermaid Junior" is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. The show's production staff includes Bob Jessen, director; Dr. Mike Acquaviva, music director; and Julie Kays, assistant director.