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Cherokee Civic Theater holding auditions for 'Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr."

CHEROKEE CO., July 19, 2013--Cherokee Civic Theatre wants you to be part of its world by auditioning for "Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr." Auditions will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 28, and at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 29, in the historic Cherokee Theatre, 157 W. 5th St. in downtown Rusk.

Director Jessica House is seeking a large cast of actors, singers and dancers ages 18 and younger.  "There are roles for male and female teens as well as elementary school aged boys and girls," Mrs. House explains.  "I'm not setting a minimum age; as long as the children can read the script, they can audition." Mrs. House and Producer Jon Paul Kelley also plan to work with football and band conflicts that potential cast members may have.

Based on the animated movie, the "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr." musical includes the popular songs and characters that tell the story of Princess Ariel as she leaves her watery world to find true love. 

The musical has roles for singers and non-singers. Those interested in singing roles need to be prepared to sing, a capella, a song of their choice. Those interested in the role of Ariel will be asked to sing, "Part of Your World" (music and lyrics will be provided at the audition). Everyone auditioning will participate in a cold reading of the script and some movement exercises.

There is also a need for volunteers to help with the stage crew and other technical aspects of the show. Everyone interested is invited to attend the auditions to sign up and get more information.

"Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr." will be presented by Cherokee Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11, 12 and 19. Two Sunday matinees are planned for 2 p.m., Oct. 13, and 20.

For more information on auditions, the 2013-14 season, or to purchase season tickets, call 903.683.2131 or visit the CCT website: www.cherokeetheatre.net.

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