General Audition Information

Interested in performing on stage with Way Way Off-Broadway?  Auditions are held prior to each show that WWOB produces, and is open for anyone to try out.  Previous performing experience is not required, all we ask is that you are willing to dedicate the considerable time and effort it takes for rehearsals and performances, so that we can put on the very best show that we can.  DISCLAIMER:  With so many talented people auditioning for our shows, our Production Teams are faced with the difficult task of casting a show with the right people.  Regardless of any previous conversations with, or comments from, members of the Production Team, everyone must participate in the audition process, and no one is assigned a role until auditions are complete.  Occasionally, certain roles or productions will be assigned prior to or without holding open auditions; however, this will not occur unless specifically announced by WWOB.

The Audition Process

Your audition process will begin with you singing a song of your choosing with an accompanying track (played from your phone or USB device). For some productions you may also be asked to participate in a brief dance routine as part of your audition process (nothing will be too difficult and previous experience is not necessary).  Typically, these initial auditions take place over two days.

At the conclusion of the initial auditions, some auditionees will be asked to come back for a Callback Audition, where you may be assigned to sing songs or read lines from the actual show.  Once callbacks are completed, the production team will cast the show.  It’s worth noting that being asked to participate in callbacks does not guarantee a spot on the final cast list, and final casting decisions are ultimately the responsibility of the production’s director and company Artistic Director.

PLEASE NOTE: Auditionees may fill out and submit their audition form ahead of their audition by downloading the form HERE.  Completed forms may be emailed to

Upcoming Auditions for THE LITTLE MERMAID
April 22 – 23, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Character Breakdown

Please note – the gender, age and vocal range indications refer to the CHARACTER, not the ACTOR. Therefore, if an actor appears to be in the age range, can convincingly portray the gender of the character and meet the vocal requirements of the character, they may be considered for said character regardless of their age or gender.

A mermaid and King Triton’s youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.

Gender: Female
Age: 17 to 22
Vocal range: Ab3-Gb5

Prince Eric
A human monarch who has no interest of taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.

Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range: B2 – G4

Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range: C3 – C4

A fish and smitten with Ariel, her best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.

Gender: Male
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range bottom: A2 – G4

A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 40+
Vocal range: C3 – G4

King Triton
King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans.

Gender: Male
Age: 40+
Vocal range: Ab2 – F4

A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can’t bring himself to stand in Ariel’s way.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45+
Vocal range: Bb2 – C5

An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. (Roller skating or Roller blading experience is a plus but not necessary)

Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range bottom: E3 – C5

An eel and one of Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. (Roller skating or Roller blading experience is a plus but not necessary)

Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range B2 – A4

The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range: Eb3 – C5

Chef Louis
The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range bottom: Bb2 – A4

Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, & Allana)
Ariel’s older sisters with lots of personality and sass.

Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 30

Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Princesses. Also looking for performers with aerial or gymnastic experience/tricks.

Genders: Male and Female
Age: 14 & up