January 22 - March 17, 2021
*A Hybrid Musical*
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. 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." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. 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.
InnOVATION will produce The Little Mermaid Jr as a mixed media musical. The musical will feature a filmed performance, shown on a big screen as a ticketed event. In the hybrid approach, some rehearsals will take place online and some will take place in person. All students must participate in in-person filming. Students will wear a face mask and distance at all times while in the building, but we will film in larger groups with masks on ensemble members but not on leads (exception: puppet characters can stay in masks at all times unless it impedes clarity of text.) We will pre-record ensemble vocals and ensure sufficient distancing (10 feet from cast, backs to cast, outdoors or in large, high-ceiling auditorium) when individual leads remove their masks for filming.
Due to COVID restrictions, we will limit the number of students who can register. Students in the Intermediate and Beginner programs at InnOVATION will participate in small group numbers, with rehearsals as follows:
Beginner Little Mermaid Jr Rehearsal Schedule (featured group):
Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm February-March 11, 2021
*Please register PreK and Beginner (K-2) students on the Beginner page.
Intermediate Little Mermaid Jr Rehearsal Schedule (featured group):
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm February-March 11, 2021
*Intermediate (3rd-8th) students wishing to take class in addition to production, go to the Intermediate page.
Intermediate students can audition to receive an advanced cast part. Please contact the office to change your registration to advanced cast if you are already registered as an intermediate student. All advanced cast members must be able to participate in the rehearsal schedule below. Please consider your student's limitations (bedtimes, homework, etc) when you audition.
Advanced Cast Auditions:
Friday, January 22nd from 6pm-9pm and Saturday January 23rd from 1:30pm-4:30pm with Callbacks 4:30-6:30pm.
Advanced Cast Rehearsal Schedule:
Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30-8:30pm and Saturdays from 1-6pm beginning on January 26th (or Jan 29th.)
Rehearsals will be online initially, moving to in-person with masks in February at the discretion of the program director.
Filming the week of March 8-12 from 5-10pm
March 13 from 9am-5pm
March 14 from 1-6pm
Run-over days March 15-17 from 5-10pm *Please hold these dates if additional filming is needed.
Film to be released/red carpet opening TBD in April. Tickets will range in price from $15-$20.
Before January 23rd $425
After January 23rd $450