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Note from Little Mermaid Director: 
Dear Parents of a Child who Auditioned for CTWS’ Little Mermaid, Jr.,First, I want to thank you for your support of your child’s interest in theatre education. Without you, none of what we do would be possible.

Second, I want to let you know that I understand that, for some, their hopes may not have been met when they see the list. I am sharing a few thoughts that went into our casting decisions with the hope that they may be helpful as you discuss your child’s role in the production.

First and foremost - we so admire each student for putting themselves out there and having the courage to go through the audition process. It was not easy. I hope that they feel very proud of themselves and regardless of the outcome for this show, feel encouraged to continue pursuing their interest in theater!

As a performer myself (since the 3rd grade), I still find auditioning very intimidating and sometimes discouraging. Sitting now, on the other side of auditions, I better understand that the process is not one of accessing the actor’s talent or potential but rather determining where the actors’ gifts best fit in this particular cast and crew puzzle.

Finally, while Little Mermaid, Jr. is a children’s show, it is not an easy show to perform. The short scenes, musical numbers and the use of changing ensembles make it a demanding one for ALL of the actors and the crew. Because so much happens in a short amount of time, the back stage crew and the ensemble players are as essential to the success of the show as the very small percentage with “lead” roles. This show - more than some - really demonstrates the truth of the adage that there are no small roles! Thank you , again, for your support and I look forward to working on this fun show with you and your fabulous children! Karen Holbert

Questions? Email

• All cast: 1st Rehearsal, Saturday, Feb 8th 9:00am
• Parents: Mandatory Meeting, Saturday 9:00 am(till approx 10:45) (parents are given crew assignments at this meeting)
• Student Crew: Saturday, Feb 8th 9:45am (till approx 11:30)

Important: Check the cast list carefully, as you may have multiple roles/groups. 

The Little Mermaid Cast List

Ariel: Amelia Hale
Sebastian: Yirenny Cordero
Flounder: Kaerington Kopp
Prince Eric: Charlie Shanley
King Triton: Ben Hale
Ursula: Shea Winchester
Flotsam: Zoe Jeffcott
Jetsam: Emma Buscemi
Scuttle: Olivia Malina

Sea Creatures:
Mersisters: Laura Armstrong, Corinne Yanzy, Mia Cozzi, Sienna Pappas,
Yoshanny Cordero, Caroline Busch

Harp: Avery Blair
Bass: Brynn Richardson
Sax: Isabella Farrare
Newt: Julia Manthei
Jellyfish/Bean: Molly Cannon
Jellyfish/Smuckers: Jane Peterson
Carp: Nate Remus
Plaice: Maddie McGlynn
Chub: Ben Crandall
Fluke: Olivia Terlap
Seahorses: John Adler & Sophia Smykowski

Snap: Ari Eli
Crackle: Ben Anderson
Pop: Paige McNaughton
Brooke McMullen, Chloe Elter, Ellen Nelson, Helena Zimmerman, Jolene Crosley-Corcoran, Lilianna Grummit,
Vivienne Lundeen

Pilot and Skippers: Jeremy Elrod, Emmet Gripp and Brooke Simmons
Carlotta: Brooke Simmons
Grimsby: Oli Thompson
Chef Louis: Venny Cordero
Chloe DeNaut, Joey Eskew, John Stacy, Kendall Solik,
Sophia Edmeier, Lukas Gutrich, Sophia Eskew

Aqua Dancers:
Cathryn Frer, Camille Kosta, Mackenzie Maci, Natalie Mims Welter, Ava Dickenscheidt, Laura Armstrong

Charlotte Zhong, Emma DeNaut, Katherine Susmarski, Mila Panos, Olivia Hale, Tallulah Busch, Thora Jenkins

** Please note that some solo and line assignments as noted in the script are subject to change.

Little Mermaid Jr. Student Crew

Stage Manager: Morgan Slad
Assistant Stage Managers: Ginny D'Alessio, Hannah Schwartz, Talya Keskin,
Costumes: Maeve Charlton, Ella McCann, Madison, Jones, Ava Pena*, Natasha Shamarina-Ege*
Make-Up: Sophie Imielski*,  Leah Kolb
Props: Aiden Hajek, Cristina Cirone, Jack Curran*, Isla Johnston, Amelia McCargo, Josh, Tarnowski, Elizabeth Wall*
Paint: Ellie Baldwin, Chloe Cortese, Aubrey Doty, Eva Greuel, Bridget Hynes, Elijah Leonard, Brooke Mummert, Vivvi Ottenhoff, Veronica Veers
Lights: Cooper Brown
Sound: Milo Guevara, Rita Hynes
Front of House: Teagan Brockob, Layla Cummings, William Docimo, Kathryn Elwess, William Elwess, Kit Foster, Mickey Foster, Lena Mims-Walter, Ella Prena, Emily Prena, Audra Yonke
Set Construction: Emily Strudeman

*Indicates student chair

Reminder: Student crew 3rd grade and under MUST have an adult to serve alongside them! Cross calls are created so that every student crew member assists on a PRE-PRODUCTION timeline and a RUN OF SHOW timeline. You must complete at least 3-4 cross calls. We will answer questions at the crew meeting. 

Almost Maine Cast List
Pete, Steve: George Scodro
Ginette, Villian: Madelyn Wren
East: Jake Gripp
Glory: Claudia Kupec
Jimmy: Tyler Ziemba
Sandrine: Clare Hill
Marvalyn: Ava Smith
Lendall: Jack Turner
Gayle: Isabella Myers
Deena: Meredith Jenkins
Shelley: Annie Jouras
Phil: Nate Spratford
Marci: Megan McGann
Daniel: Jack Parrot
Hope: Courtney McMullen
Dave: Maddox McDonald
Rhonda: AJ Morrissey

Almost Maine Crew List:
Director: Grant McKenzie
SM: Griffin Mangerson
ASMs: Jack Scodro, Grant Castle
Costume Chair: Rhys Winchester
Costume Crew: Avarie Bernstein
Props Chair: Kyle Sherman
Props Crew: Sophie Barrett, Annie Scodro
Sound Chairs: Lucas Barnes, Alfonso Pineda
Light Chairs: Ben Myers, Evan Sherman
Light Crew: Daniel O’Gallagher
Publicity Crew: Clare Hill, Ava Smith

HSR Cast Parents: We will be contacting you to find out your preference for volunteering on mainstage or general work calls.

K-2 Musical Theatre: Moana

K-2 Musical Theatre: Moana What can I say except, “you’re welcome” for creating a class based on your latest favorite movie, Moana!?! Let your child’s love of adventure take flight as the class moves through beloved scenes and songs including “How Far I’ll Go” and “You’re Welcome.” Actors learn beginning ensemble skills and musical theatre…
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Congrats to the cast & student crew of Annie Jr! You were amazing over the weekend and we are so proud of you! We were able to cast all students who auditioned and have some incredible student crew members. We are so excited to get started.

Please scroll down for important notes:

Annie: Anna Fox
Olive Warbucks: Luke O’Donnell
Grace Farell: Claudia Kupec
Miss Hannigan: Yirenny Cordero
Rooster Hannigan: Joey Dooley
Lily St. Regis: Owen Slad

Pepper: London Shannon-Muscolino
Tessie: Paxton Cutler
Duffy: Annie Tracy
July: Carrie Riopell
Kate: Chloe Cortese
Molly: Veronica Veers
Alice: Samantha Brezinski
Ruthie: Yoshanny Cordero
Jane: Meredith Elrod
Nancy: Alexa Hoffenberg
Ruby: Jordyn Hoffenberg
Rose: Marlo Kubik
Sally: Vivienne Lundeen
Betty: Olivia Miceli
Clara: Summer Provenzano

Jr. Orphans:
Ashlynn Hirsch
Jenna Jason
Lia Jozwiak
Kaerington Kopp
Camille Kostal
Mila Panos
Sophia Smykowski

NYC Ensemble:
Bundles: Ryan Coglianese
Apple Seller: Olivia Malina
Dogcatcher: Ginny D’Alessio
Assistant Dogcatcher: Anna Bukovac
Lt Ward: Rita Hynes
Officer O’Leary: Joey Newcomb
Man: Trevor Vana
Bum: Adeline Georgelos
Bag Lady: Stella Hession
Auguste Balciunas
Stella Barnicle
Ava Cousins
Emerson Easley
Aiden Kearney
Maggie Rankin
Kendal Solik
Isabella Tussing

Star- to-be: TBD
Burt Healy: Jack Parrott
Radio Announcers/Sound Effects Men: Ryan Coglianese & Owen Powell
Usherette: Tia White
Thomas Howe: Will Kearey
Radio Girls: Jackie Kogen, Maggie Pabst, Tia White
President’s Cabinet: Mia Cozzi, Nathasha Sharamina, Rayna Kahn
President Roosevelt: Schandy Cordero

Drake: Kyle Sherman
Annette: Nikki Jason
Mrs Greer: Nilly Ads
Cecille: Ellie Turner
Mrs Pugh: Shea Winchester
Megan McGann
Sophie Imielski
Kennedy Heiden

Student Crew:

Stage Manager: TBD

Assistant Stage Managers:
Annie Jouras
Evan Sherman

Avery Plonka (Student Chair)
Kate Cannon

Makeup (also Paint):
Rhys Winchester (Student Chair)

Paint (also Front of House):
Alexandra Brubaker
Lily Flynn
Nora Hare
Danielle Schau
Rhys Winchester

Adam Karkazis (Student Chair)
Sloan Goodwin
Josh Nelson
Michael Stockmal
Emma Tiemeyer
Jack Turner

Lindsey Hanson
Payton Yagoda


Lucas Barnes
Devon Winchester
Tyler Ziemba

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Congrats to the HSR cast of 1984!
Loudspeaker/Big Brother Voice: Isabella Myer
Parsons: Ben Jouras
Syme: Lauren Tabour
Winston Smith: Adrian Van Stee
O’Brien: Grant McKenzie
Gladys/Coffee Girl: Ava Smith
Guard 1/Waiter: Jay Baldwin
Guard 2/Martin/Messenger: Grant Castle
Landlady: Jane Stockbridge
Julia: Lizzie O’Donnell
Goldstein Voice: Jay Baldwin
Director: Emily Monteagudo
Assistant Director: Savannah Cowan
Stage Manager: Emma Tiemeyer
Assistant Stage Manager: Jack Turner
Costumes: Michelle Skibicki & Lauren Pyne
Lighting: Michael Stockmal
Props: Liz Canfield & Jack Scodro
Video: TBD
Sound: TBD

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