The Waterworks Players’ next production is Andrew O’Leary’s “The Little Mermaid.” While the news has been abuzz about Disney’s upcoming live-action version, this show will be a somewhat different take on the story of Ariel. Beloved by children and adults alike, British pantomimes are as much a part of Christmas throughout the British Isles as singing carols, trimming the tree, and exchanging presents. As a popular form of theater, pantomime combines song, dance, and slapstick comedy loosely based on traditional children’s stories. This year, “The Little Mermaid” is getting the pantomime treatment at Waterworks.
Auditions will be at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Monday, October 23rd & 24th, at the Waterworks Theatre building (25 SMI Way, Farmville) and consist of cold readings from the script. Performers should be comfortable performing for children, interacting with the audience, and singing (if you can sing in the shower, you can do this). Rehearsals will begin on October 30th.
We need a cast of around 20. There are many roles for both males and females of all ages. The show runs on Friday evenings (December 2nd & 9th) and two shows on Saturday afternoons (December 3rd & 10th). For more information or to volunteer, contact the Waterworks Players at 434-392-3452 or firstname.lastname@example.org.