Please prepare a monologue and song that is no more than one minute in length. 

Select your own:  If you have a particular song and monologue prepared, please bring a phone, ipod, or ipad, with your accompaniment track.  

If you do not have your own monologue or song prepared please read below:

Choose from the following:  An accompaniment track will be provided.  

Be prepared to sing "Part of your World" or "Under the Sea"

You may select form one of the following sides below.  Please have your child try to memorize or at least familiarize themselves with one of the characters in the side.  They will read these with the director and other students in the cast.  

 

Note:  Do not be concerned about the audition process.  Students at this level will be coached through this process.  It is a low pressure audition to see what they are comfortable with.  No one will be forced to do anything that they are not comfortable with but will be encouraged to share what they can do.  If you have any questions, please call Nicole at 281-851-2952.  

 

Audition Sides

Script: Ariel


SIDE 1

FLOUNDER
Hey, Ariel! There you are!

ARIEL
Just look, Flounder! The sun, the sand... isn t it the most beautiful place you ve ever seen?

FLOUNDER
I dunno, Ariel... I m not sure we ought to be up here.

ARIEL
Don t be such a guppy!

FLOUNDER
A guppy?!? I m as brave as you are! I m not afraid of anything 

ARIEL
What about sharks?

FLOUNDER
Where?!?

ARIEL
Oh, Flounder, you really are a guppy!

FLOUNDER
I am not!

ARIEL
Awww...

(gives FLOUNDER an affectionate pat on the head)

You ll never guess what I found today. Look!

(lifts up a large silver serving fork)

Have you ever seen anything so wonderful in your entire life?

FLOUNDER
Wow! Cool! What is it?

ARIEL
I don t know... but I bet Scuttle will! Come on, I ll race you!

FLOUNDER
Hey, wait for me!

SIDE 2

ARIEL
And now let me see... what did Scuttle call this one? Is it a ditty-whumper? A thumb-doodle? Whatever it is... Prince Eric held it in his own strong, beautiful human hands 

(An enraged KING TRITON bursts in.)

KING TRITON
Ariel!

(taken aback by the collection of human stuff)

What is all this?!?

ARIEL
Daddy, they re my 

KING TRITON
Human junk!

ARIEL
No, treasures!

KING TRITON
Did you save a human from drowning?

ARIEL
He would ve died!

KING TRITON
That savage brute could have killed you! And it s my job to keep you safe from harm.

ARIEL
But he didn t frighten me. He made me feel... wonderful! Besides, I am not a child anymore!

KING TRITON
No? Well, you are certainly talking like one. He s a human  you re a mermaid.

ARIEL
It doesn t matter  you don t understand! I wish mother were here!

KING TRITON
(takes a moment to recover from the low blow)

Ariel, I miss your mother just as much as you do. But I am still the king. And you are not to go to the surface ever again. Am I clear?!?

(KING TRITON pauses for a moment of regret.)

I m just trying to protect her, Sebastian.

SIDE 3

FLOTSAM
Oh, Mistress of the Deep! You ve a visitor...

ARIEL
I don t know if 

JETSAM
Now, now...

FLOTSAM
Mustn t get cold fins!

URSULA
Don t be shy, Ariel darling!

ARIEL
I  I shouldn t be here. Mother died because of you.

URSULA
Oh child... what happened to your dear mother was a terrible, unfortunate accident  poor soul.

ARIEL
An... accident?

URSULA
Of course! I did my very best to save her.

ARIEL
You did? But Father told me 

URSULA
The truth is that the ocean wasn t big enough for both your father and me, so he sent me here. And now I see he s driven you away, too...

ARIEL
He doesn t understand me.

URSULA
Oh, but I do, dumpling. We re so very alike, you and I  gals with ambition! Now tell me absolutely everything.

ARIEL
I m in love with someone. A human.

URSULA
A prince, I hear. Quite a catch! Well, the answer is simple: you ve got to become human yourself!

ARIEL
Can you do that?

URSULA
My dear, sweet child  it s what I live for: to help unfortunate merfolk like yourself. Poor souls with no one else to turn to...

SIDE 4

FLOUNDER
Ariel! Are you okay?

SEBASTIAN
Oh child, what have you done?

(After a moment, ARIEL sits up and stares at her new legs in wonderment. Slowly and shakily she tries to stand, sticking her arms out for balance... then falls on her rear. SCUTTLE flaps in.)

SCUTTLE
Well, look who got beached! Hiya, Ariel! Wait  there s something different about cha. Don t tell me  it s your hairdo, right? You ve been using the dinglehopper!

(ARIEL shakes her head  no. )

Nah? Hmm... I can t quite put my foot on it right now 

SEBASTIAN
She s got legs, you idiot!

FLOUNDER
Ariel traded her voice to the Sea Witch to become human!

SCUTTLE
Nah, kid! Not your beautiful pipes!

(ARIEL nods. She opens her mouth, but no sound.)

SEBASTIAN
Ya see? Not a sound! What would her father say? I ll tell ya what her father d say: he d say he s gonna kill himself a crab, that s what he d say!

FLOUNDER
Now she s got three days to make Prince Eric fall in love with her. And to prove it, he s gotta kiss her!

SCUTTLE
The Prince? Well, I ll say!

 

FLOUNDER

Ariel! Are you okay?
 

SEBASTIAN

Oh child, what have you done?

(After a moment, ARIEL sits up and stares at her new legs in wonderment. Slowly and shakily she tries to stand, sticking her arms out for balance... then falls on her rear. SCUTTLE flaps in.)
 

SCUTTLE

Well, look who got beached! Hiya, Ariel! Wait  there s something different about cha. Don t tell me  it s your hairdo, right? You ve been using the dinglehopper!

(ARIEL shakes her head  no. )

Nah? Hmm... I can t quite put my foot on it right now 
 

SEBASTIAN

She s got legs, you idiot!
 

FLOUNDER

Ariel traded her voice to the Sea Witch to become human!
 

SCUTTLE

Nah, kid! Not your beautiful pipes!

(ARIEL nods. She opens her mouth, but no sound.)
 

SEBASTIAN

Ya see? Not a sound! What would her father say? I ll tell ya what her father d say: he d say he s gonna kill himself a crab, that s what he d say!
 

FLOUNDER

Now she s got three days to make Prince Eric fall in love with her. And to prove it, he s gotta kiss her!
 

SCUTTLE

The Prince? Well, I ll say!

 

Script: Ursula

FLOTSAM

Oh, Mistress of the Deep! You ve a visitor...
 

ARIEL

I don t know if 
 

JETSAM

Now, now...
 

FLOTSAM

Mustn t get cold fins!
 

URSULA

Don t be shy, Ariel darling!
 

ARIEL

I  I shouldn t be here. Mother died because of you.
 

URSULA

Oh child... what happened to your dear mother was a terrible, unfortunate accident  poor soul.
 

ARIEL

An... accident?
 

URSULA

Of course! I did my very best to save her.
 

ARIEL

You did? But Father told me 
 

URSULA

The truth is that the ocean wasn t big enough for both your father and me, so he sent me here. And now I see he s driven you away, too...
 

ARIEL

He doesn t understand me.
 

URSULA

Oh, but I do, dumpling. We re so very alike, you and I  gals with ambition! Now tell me absolutely everything.
 

ARIEL

I m in love with someone. A human.
 

URSULA

A prince, I hear. Quite a catch! Well, the answer is simple: you ve got to become human yourself!
 

ARIEL

Can you do that?
 

URSULA

My dear, sweet child  it s what I live for: to help unfortunate merfolk like yourself. Poor souls with no one else to turn to...

 

Script: Prince Eric

Now, suppose I don t want to be King 
 

GRIMSBY

I swore an oath to your dear father on his death bed that I d turn you from a roustabout into a royal and have you married to a princess 
 

PRINCE ERIC

Ugh!
 

GRIMSBY

 by your next birthday, which is now just three days away!
 

PRINCE ERIC

Did you ever try to take a princess sailing? It s a joke! Their dresses get caught in the rigging. And most of  em can t even swim 
 

GRIMSBY

You know, there s more to a woman than her flutter kick. Our kingdom needs a queen!
 

PRINCE ERIC

Where am I gonna find her, Grimbsy? A girl who s as carefree and alive as the sea itself. Where?

(PRINCE ERIC stares out to sea.)

It s too much to hope for, isn t it? Somewhere, out there... a girl who s a match for a guy like me?
 

GRIMSBY

Perhaps you re not looking hard enough.
 

PRINCE ERIC

Trust me, Grimsby  when I come across the girl of my dreams, it ll hit me like lightning.