The Little Red Hen Theatre announces auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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The Little Red Hen Theatre of Wakefield is inviting area residents and youth to be a part of their world this summer. 

Auditions for their Broadway Musical production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid are being held May 12, 13, and 14. Registrations are open for their annual DRAMA CAMP, which serves students in grades K-8 and will be presented June 13 - 18.

“Whether you are 5 or 95, we’ve a got a summer full of fun theatrical activities planned for you”, said Little Red Hen Managing Director T. Adam Goos.

Held over two weekends, July 15-17 and 22-24, Disney’s The Little Mermaid promises to be an enchanting experience for all ages. Based on the classic Disney film, it’s full of familiar characters and songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World” and features an ensemble of singing sea creatures. 

The theatre is looking for actors ages 6 – 65+, of all types and experience, to help them bring this magical production to life. Rehearsals begin in late May and run through the performances in July. The theatre is ready to welcome a small army of creative volunteers to help put the show together, both onstage and off. 

“The Little Mermaid will be one of our biggest productions to date,” Goos said, “and we’ve got something for everyone to do – whether its shining onstage – or helping us make the magic behind the scenes – we promise it will be a fun and fulfilling time.” Interested performers and helpers are encouraged to download an audition packet at the theatre’s website, which contains more information about casting, schedule, and instruction on signing up for an audition.

The theatre’s annual DRAMA CAMP, for students in grades K-8, will be held June 13-18. DRAMA CAMP is an opportunity for students to explore creativity through small group activities that are tailored to their age, skill, and ability. 

Students in Grades K-3 will explore “Familiar Fairytales” and work to create a scripted performance over the course of the week. Students in grades 4-8 will be working to put together an age-appropriate adaption of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The camp is held daily in the afternoons with a culminating performance on Saturday, June 18.

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Wakefield Community Foundation, the camp is presented free of charge for students, but space is limited. Students can be registered at the theater’s website at www.littleredhentheatre.com.

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The Little Red Hen theatre provides quality arts experiences for Northeast Nebraska through participation in live theatrical productions, educational opportunities, and other cultural and community offerings. For information about upcoming events call 402.287.2818 or visit www.littleredhentheatre.com

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