Needham Community Theatre

Professional Quality Theater in Your Own Back Yard

Coming Fall 2018


Directed by Marianne Lonati

This fall, NCT will stage its first Disney musical since 2006's Beauty and the Beast when we present the popular 1989 film and 2008 Broadway musical The Little Mermaid. Our dynamic director/musical director combination of Marianne Lonati and Alan Rodi from 2017's Oliver! will return for a second consecutive fall musical, and NCT is delighted to have them back. If you would like to join the production team, contact one of the co-producers,

Naomi Goldman ( or

Nicki Ramshaw ( 


Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 11-13

Callbacks will be held on Thursday June 14

All auditions will be held at:

Presbyterian Church of Needham

 1458 Great Plain Ave.

Needham, MA

Please plan to sing 16-32 bars of a song from the show or in the style of the show. Please bring music for accompanist.
A cappella singing is highly discouraged
Readings and dance will be done at call backs.

Performances are tentatively scheduled for November 16, 17, 18, 24, 25. (Please note that November 24 and 25 is Thanksgiving weekend.)

Rehearsals will begin in September. Planned rehearsals are Sun, Tues and Wed evenings. Not all actors will be called for all nights.

To sign up for an audition slot:



Sings Gb5-Ab3. King Triton's youngest daughter, her longing for knowledge and acceptance leads her to the surface where she falls in love with Prince Eric. She doesn't fit into the world of the sea, but knows that she belongs in the world above. Ariel is hard headed, naïve and overwhelmed with emotions –often getting her into trouble but is also kind hearted and beautiful; soprano with belt.

Sings F3-C#5. The manipulative and cunning sea witch; King Triton's jealous, half-octopus sister who has been banished for killing his wife and attempting to usurp the kingdom. Ursula is extremely calculating, deceptive and shrewd; mezzo with excellent belt.

Sings G4-B2. The handsome and seafaring human prince, enraptured by Ariel's beautiful voice, on a quest to find her. He is strong, affable and has a buoyant, adventurous nature, along with a penchant for causing Grimsby a headache. Eric is more comfortable on the sea than in the kingdom; tenor.

Sings C4-C3. Prince Eric's faithful and worrisome manservant, guardian and confidant. Must have high style comic skills. Although he lacks a sense of humor about Eric's maritime escapades, he wants him to be happy and take his rightful place in the kingdom, thus following the late King's request; baritone.

Sings G4-A2. Ariel's best fish friend, has a bit of a crush on Ariel but is too embarrassed and shy to let her know. He is a loyal companion and can panic in stressful situations, causing him to blurt out information he should keep secret; baritone.

Sings G4-C3. A loquacious, disheveled and nonsensical seagull. He fancies himself an expert on the human world. Baritone.

Sings F4-A♭2. Ariel's father and ruler of the Merfolk. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature is a concerned, harried single father of seven girls. He clashes with Ariel because they are both strong-willed and short-tempered, and he is increasingly skeptical of humans. He worries about Ariel's desire to be human only because he loves her so much.

Sings C5-B♭2. A crab and trusted advisor to King Triton, speaks in a Jamaican accent.  Sebastian's brooding attitude, paranoia and constant supervision is a thorn in Ariel's side, but his loyalty to the King helps him to rise above and eventually become quite fond of the girl; high baritone.

Flotsam sings C5-E3, Jetsam sings A4-B2. Ursula's slimy, unctuous and scheming eel minions; high tenor and baritone.

Sings A4- B♭2. The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for beads, seafood in particular. Will also perform in the ensemble.

MERSISTERS (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana)
Sings G3-G5. Ariel's sisters. Each sister will have the opportunity to develop her own personality. May double as princesses.

Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors;) Sea Creatures, Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana;) Gulls; Maids; Animals; Princesses. Men and women to play multiple roles as well as dance and sing.

KIDS ENSEMBLE: Approximately 8-12 children age 9 and above will be cast as fish and various other sea creatures.



Children need to be 9 years old by September 1, 2018 to audition.  Non-traditional gender casting may be considered for some roles.  Any questions, please email