I think I did about everything there was to do when I was in high school. Sports. Music, Theater, woodworking, and art. Particularly, I have always had a strong pull towards music and theater. And listen up, that “stuff” got me a scholarship to college. No joke. So, it only seems appropriate that I continue to help “push” our future artists, musicians, and thespians (that’s entertainers basically) to at least give-it-a-go when it comes to theater. There just so happens to be a great opportunity to do just that coming from the Grand Opera House.

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid auditions will be held June 4th and 5th at Terence Donaghoe Hall on the campus of Clarke University and students currently in grades 2 to 12 are invited to audition for the production. Those is no need to sign-up for a specific time for those auditioning, nor do they have to stay for the entire section of time. THE LITTLE MERMAID is being co-produced this summer by The Grand Opera House and Rising Star Theatre Company. Performances will be held at the Grand Opera House August 11th through the 14th.

Of course, The Little Mermaid is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, 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 plans to capture your heart with its unforgettable songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Poor Unfortunate Soul,” and more. Trust me I had girls and I KNOW the songs probably by heart (I get to be Sebastian).


Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, falls in love with the human Prince Eric, bargains with the evil sea witch- Ursula, and then needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder, Scuttle (who, although he is a bird, can NOT sing) and Sebastian the crab to restore order to their underwater kingdom and the surface world.

Who knows? You could be a “part of that world…” (what to punny?) just head over to https://thegrandoperahouse.com/little-mermaid-auditions/. You’ll find any information and necessary items there to get started on a new journey in theater and music.

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