Disney is Now Casting The Roles of Ariel and Eric For ‘The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure’
After an amazing 28-year run, Voyage of the Little Mermaid finally closed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 15, 2020.
The Broadway-style stage show had become a staple of the park over the years, cultivating generations of fans.
While the attraction originally closed along with the rest of Walt Disney World due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it would never reopen.
Amid rumors of mold infestation and low return on investment, the Voyage of the Little Mermaid building remained unused.
The Little Mermaid — A Musical Adventure
Then, in December 2023, Disney announced that The Little Mermaid — A Musical Adventure would be replacing the classic Hollywood Studios attraction.
While updates on the new show have been few and far between, I am excited to report that now casting for the roles of Ariel and Eric in the new show.
In a new posting on its casting website, Disney Live Entertainment announced that it is now accepting submissions for The Little Mermaid — A Musical Adventure.
Disney is Casting Ariel and Eric
According to Disney, the new show will be a “fully reimagined theatrical production inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios Classic ‘The Little Mermaid.'”
In the attraction, guests will “follow the beloved story of Ariel’s journey to be part of the human world. ‘The Little Mermaid — A Musical Adventure’ will have guests flipping their fins to musical numbers inspired by the film, including ‘Part of Your World,’ ‘Kiss the Girl,’ ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls,’ and more.”
The new posting is specifically for actors applying for the roles of Ariel or Eric.
The Ariel role is for someone who is 5’2″- 5’6″ and a lyrical pop soprano with a belt to C. Ariel, the posting says, is a “spirited, fun-loving, yet curious mermaid princess who longs to be a part of the human world.”
The Prince Eric role meanwhile calls for someone 5’10” to 6 feet tall. It is a non-singing role. Eric is described as “a true romantic who never gives up on his heart’s desire.”
Audition Sides May Give Us An Idea of What To Expect
In addition to the parameters of what kind of actors the new show is looking for, the listing also has audition sides for both Ariel and Eric.
The Ariel side reads:
“(Pointing to a sunken ship) There it is. Isn’t it fantastic? Come on! Let’s explore and look for more thing-a-ma-bobs to add to my collection. Oh Flounder, don’t be such a guppy. It’s not so scary. The human world is amazing! So many treasures to uncover.
“Oh my gosh! (Sees a fork and picks it up) Have you ever seen anything so wonderful in your entire life? I don’t know what this is, but I bet Scuttle will. We have to keep looking for more gadgets and gizmos and see what else we can find before my father finds out.”
The Eric side meanwhile reads:
“Grim, I’m telling you, a girl, rescued me…she was real! I don’t know her name, but I remember she has long red hair, eyes the color of the sea, and a voice so beautiful it hits you, bam, like a bolt of lightning.
“Look, I can tell you are still sore because I didn’t fall for the princess of Glauerhaven, and I know the entire kingdom wants to see me happily settle down sooner rather than later. But her voice. It’s like a mesmerizing song I can’t get out of my head.
“She’s out there somewhere. I just – I just haven’t found her yet. Nevertheless, when I do, believe me Grim, I’ll know – without a doubt, she’s the one. Will you help me find her?”
When Will the New Attraction Open?
While we may not have an official timeline for when The Little Mermaid — A Musical Adventure will open, it sounds like things are progressing.
To learn more about the latest Disney casting call, visit https://jobs.disneycareers.com/auditions
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