SJCA Presents:

“The Little Mermaid Jr.”

March 10,11,12, 17,18, 2023

Production Team:

Producer/Director/Choreographer -Julie Ann Seidl

Production Manager-Joy Weidner Chase 

Assistant to the Producer- Pauline McTernan

Stage Director-Ryan Pelke

Vocal Director-Michael Gosney

Crew Head and Construction-Dan McTernan

Main Ensemble Director/Scenic Artist-Kelcy Owens

Technical Directors- McTernan Wireless

FOPA Chair(s)- Heather Connolly & Melissa Lucci

SJCA Liaisons- Krista Schreiner & Donna Osman

The Little Mermaid Registration/Audition Information

Who can Register or audition for The Little Mermaid Jr. ?

As stated in Music Theater International’s updated guidelines for The Little Mermaid Jr. 

“All performers must be 18 years old or younger.” SJCA sign-ups and auditions are open to students enrolled in grades 6th-12th during the 2022-2023 academic school year. The Spring Musical has traditionally been an experience for the upper campus students only. It is sad to have our lower campus students leave us after this amazing journey with Frozen; however, we look forward to seeing them in the fall once again. 


The Little Mermaid Crew will be selected at a later date aligning with Cast Rehearsals. 

When is the Registration Meeting and Vocal/Dance auditions for The Little Mermaid?

Complete this form by December 17th: Sign-up form

Sunday December 18,2022  – SJCA Auditorium  – 1:00 P.M. If you are unable to attend on December 18, please contact the director at [email protected]

Vocal auditions in small groups of 3-4 for all the Ensembles will begin immediately after the meeting.  Once the student has auditioned they are free to leave unless we ask them to stay for “Call Backs.”

“Call Backs,” are immediately following Ensemble Vocal Auditions.  They will consist of those individuals who will  be considered for lead roles. These students will be required to  complete another vocal selection of the directors choice and  possibly a dance audition taught by the choreographer.  This is a “Closed” audition.  No one will be in the auditorium except those called back and the production staff.  Students should be prepared with various selections from the show.

What do I need to prepare for the audition for The Little Mermaid Jr.?

Students will be auditioning in groups of 3-4 and should Vocally learn: 

Everyone -Part of Your World Reprise 1 & 2

Girls – Daughters of Triton

Boys – Fathoms Below


When will I know if I’ve been cast in The Little Mermaid Jr.? 

The cast list will be emailed before the first rehearsal, December 21st 3:30. 

To be cast in the production, you must not have any conflicts March 5th-18th

(Please see Ms. Seidl if you already have a prior commitment.  Arrangements can be made.)


When will we be rehearsing?

Rehearsals are scheduled for some Wednesdays 3:30 – 5:30 and Sundays 1 – 8pm.  Students will be required to be at rehearsal when their scenes are being rehearsed.  

How is rehearsal structured:?

We usually will begin rehearsal with the entire cast starting at 1:00 and release groups and ensembles as the day progresses until we are left with leads only for the remaining time.  There will be dinner/lunch breaks scheduled for students who will need to remain till 8:00p.m.  A detailed schedule will be provided weekly!

Attendance and absenteeism 

Attendance is mandatory and will be taken every day. Students will be allowed 2 unexcused absences. If students have more than two unexcused absences, they will be dropped from the musical. Absences will only be excused with an email or call from a parent at least one hour before rehearsal begins.  

Theatre Experience Intensive Show Fee

This production will function as a Theatre Experience Intensive. The fee of $150.00 is due to the SJCA business office prior to the first rehearsal.   Students will not be able to participate in rehearsal until the fee is paid to the business office.

Family responsibility

There will be personal costume accessories required for cast members. Items such as shoes, undergarments, etc. will need to be provided by the family.  If you need assistance please reach out to the director.

Show Specifics

Detailed rehearsal schedule, Costume Plot and accessory requirements, hair, make-up Blocking and Scene schedule, and Crew Schedule will be provided as rehearsals progress.

Only those Crew Members who have worked through Tech Week, Opening and Closing weekends of Frozen have completed the necessary training for the Spring Musical The Little Mermaid.  Those crew members are being considered first to participate in Spring Musical.  Once the Set Design Plot is completed we will know if more crew members can be added. 


 Any questions? 

Contact – [email protected]