Youtheatre

The mission of Youtheatre is to create an inclusive environment in which to inspire and enrich the lives of all youth, regardless of income or ability, by providing educational opportunities and promoting appreciation of the arts. Youtheatre is open to all area youth in grades 1-12.

Upcoming Productions

Spring Production of The Little Mermaid Jr for Grades 1-5!

Performances: Friday, March 13 @ 7PM and Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 2PM
Director/Choreographer: Kristina Pritchard

Music Director: Erica Bickhart

Auditions: Monday, January 13 OR Tuesday, January 14 from 6-8PM

 

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance. 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.

 

The Little Mermaid Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Auditions

Thank you so much for auditioning for The Little Mermaid Jr. We had an incredible record-number turnout for auditions which is a wonderful indication of the enthusiasm our youth have for the performing arts. Everyone did a fantastic job in their audition and we are so excited to see this talent continue to grow over the next several years. However, as much as we wish to include everyone in this production, there simply is a limited number of individuals that may be cast in this production. In an effort to make the most sound casting decisions, a number of factors were considered: audition performance; schedules; conflicts; and, role requirements. To those who were not cast for this production, please do not be discouraged! There are many opportunities to become involved in Youtheatre and Arts Education at MCPA in the future and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!

 

ALL on stage and technical crew assignments must be accepted or refused by 12PM on Friday, January 17, by emailing [email protected] and indicating “YOUTHEATRE RESPONSE” in the subject line. 

 

Remember, the decision of the directors is FINAL!

 

All youth participating in the production (as an on-stage cast member or technical crew member) and their parents must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, January 20, at 6PM at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Informational packets will be handed out and questions will be answered. All on-stage cast members will be measured for costumes. A read-through of the script will continue for the on-stage cast members until 7:30PM.

The Little Mermaid Jr. Cast and Crew List

 

CHARACTER

NAME

   

Ariel

Camdyn Tiech

Prince Eric

Marshall Heft

Scuttle

Teague Perkins

Sebastian

Grayson Betts

Flounder

Chance Roddy

Ursula

Allison Walter

Flotsam

Elliot Kokensparger

Jetsam

Ashton Holdgreve

Carlotta

Lucy Ferguson

Chef Louis

Elise Baker

Grimsby

Alex Coldren

King Triton

Dahelson Sleasman

Mersisters/Princesses

Kaelyn Tiell

Mersisters/Princesses

Addy Cheney

Mersisters/Princesses

Trinity Gorman

Mersisters/Princesses

Gaia Smith

Mersisters/Princesses

Maya Betts

Mersisters/Princesses

Julia Weyer

Pilot/Sailor/Lagoon Animal

Alexander Apple

Seahorse/Sea Creature

Cole Hermiller

   

Ursula’s Minions

Nolan Beach

 

Felicity Hull

 

Cara Nichols

 

Ayden Reza

 

Acadia Simmons

 

Elizabeth Smith

 

Callie Tiell

 

Mariko Weese

   

Gulls/Chefs

Abby Aukerman

 

Kate Baker

 

Lucille Barger

 

Anika Benitez

 

Dean Cameron

 

Kyle Darapheth

 

Levi Gallegos

 

Mason Gallegos

 

Yaotl Galvan

 

Sophie Goeller

 

Tiana Johnson

 

Wesley Love

 

Brexton Simmons

 

Caroline Sisser-Artman

   

Sailors/Lagoon Animals

Ben Beall

 

Holden Benton

 

Ainsley Betts

 

Keira Betts

 

Bryce Black

 

Elizabeth Black

 

Elina Burleson

 

Lucy Coughlin

 

Isla DiBerardino

 

Cara Patterson

 

Zoe Perkins

 

Teyla Richards

 

Autumn Treft

   

Sea Creatures

Lillian Apple

 

Ahlivia Bender

 

Z’Maya Blakely

 

Jaelynn Callan

 

Nicole Ciesluk

  Preston Cramer

 

Makenna Flugga

 

Ian Foltz

 

Ava Hammond-Wiler

 

Ellie Hermiller

 

Emrey Marcum

 

Lennon Mundorff

 

Lane Parker

 

Molly Preston

 

Kamryn Quinn

 

Madi Ritzler

 

Mary Hannah Sprague

 

Curtis Taylor

 

Cameron Teoh

 

Steven Treece

 

Crosby Willford

 

Meraya Willford

   

Set Construction/Painting

Beckett Baughman

 

Andrew Berquist

 

Graham Berquist

 

Nick Buck

 

Fiona DeVelvis

 

Austin Ernst

 

Alisyn Mejia

 

Jimi Pahkala

 

Anna Rossiter

 

Julius Rudecki

 

Serenity Sensabaugh

 

Lily Stephan

 

Claire Teoh

 

Emily Walter

   

Make Up/Hair

Emma Benziger

 

Lily DePuy

 

Fiona DeVelvis

 

Zane Marquette

 

Alisyn Mejia

 

Jennifer Rader

 

Amirah Rodriguez

 

Serenity Sensabaugh

 

Kennedi Snapp

 

Veda Staude

 

Claire Teoh

   

Usher

Emma Benziger

 

Graham Berquist

 

Austin Ernst

 

Zane Marquette

 

Julius Rudecki

 

Ellie Sleasman

 

Emily Walter

A Night of One Acts 2020 for Grades 6-12!

Performances: February 1 at 7 p.m. and February 2 at 2 p.m. 
Directors:  Lindsay Taylor, Samantha Henry, Jordan Gottschalk and Zach Thomas

 

*This is a three-week commitment, and you must attend all rehearsals.*

 

Rehearsals:

  • January 12 – 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • January 13-16 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • January 19 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • January 20-23 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • January 26 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • January 27-30 – 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • January 31 – Final Dress 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • February 1 – Show 7:00 p.m.
  • February 2 – Show 2:00 p.m.

An information packet will be sent home at our first rehearsal with more detailed information for the production.

 

PARTICIPATION FEES: All youth participating in the production must pay the following participation fee: $25 for on-stage cast members.

 

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