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Discover the magic: a behind the scenes look at the casting process for Disney's The Little Mermaid

Go behind the curtain and discover the secrets of casting for a Rose Center Theater musical. In this exclusive interview, the creative team of Disney's The Little Mermaid shares their insights on the process of finding the perfect match of actor to role. From powerhouse vocals to expressive energy, learn what it takes to bring Ariel, Flounder, and the gang to life on stage. But it's not just about the talent on stage; we'll also take a look at the importance of a positive team dynamic and atmosphere. Get ready to dive into the magic of casting for a Disney musical.

When it comes to bringing a Disney musical to life, the casting process is crucial. It's not just about finding actors with the right skills and talent, but also ensuring that they are the perfect fit for the role and that they can work well with the creative team. It's a process that requires a lot of hard work and dedication, and it's not often that we get a glimpse behind the scenes. But today, we have the privilege of sharing an exclusive interview with the creative team of Disney's The Little Mermaid. They have graciously shared their insights on the process of casting and what it takes to bring a beloved classic to life on stage.

According to Director and Musical Director Tim Nelson, "Casting a musical is all about finding the perfect match of role to actor. We want to make sure that each actor not only has the skills to bring their character to life, but also is able to handle all the demands of the role – vocally, physically, and mentally." He added, "Talent in many areas is a priority in casting for a musical, but we also look for performers who can immerse themselves in the role and make a real connection to the material. And of course, powerhouse vocals is always a MUST!"

Jennifer Matthews, a choreographer on Disney's The Little Mermaid creative team, noted, "In addition to strong singing and dancing skills, we also look for actors who are uniquely expressive, energetic, and show what they will bring to the performance. Disney's The Little Mermaid requires a lot of energy and commitment from its cast, so we need to make sure we have performers who are willing to give it their all no matter what is asked of them, and to trust the creative team to put them in the correct role that will make the performer, and the show, live up to the Disney standard!"

But the casting process isn't just about the talent on stage. Director Nelson emphasized, "we want to make sure that we have a cast ready and willing to put in the work while creating a friendly, fun atmosphere. It's important to us that everyone feels confident and valued in the Rose Center Theater family."

The casting process for any musical is a collaborative effort between the creative team and the performers. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to bring a musical to life, and the team behind Disney's The Little Mermaid has put in a tremendous amount of effort to assemble a talented and dedicated cast. From powerhouse vocals to expressive energy, the actors chosen for this production will be ready to give it their all and bring Ariel, Flounder, and the rest of the gang to life on stage. We are excited to showcase how this cast will bring this beloved classic to life and make it a memorable experience for the audiences. So, don't miss your chance to see Disney's The Little Mermaid live on stage and discover the magic behind the curtain yourself!




Directed & Musically Directed by TIM NELSON


Production Stage Design by CHRIS CAPUTO

Showing at the Rose Center Theater:

14140 All American Way

Westminster, Ca 92683

Performance Dates & Times:

February 18 to March 5

*Opening Night & Gala Performance: Saturday February 18 at 7:30 PM

Closing Performance: Sunday March 5 at 2:00 PM

7:30 PM - Evening Performances: February 18, 24, 25, March 3, 4

2:00 PM - Matinee Performances: February 19, 26, March 5

*Opening Gala; Join us on Saturday February 18 at 7:30 PM for a magical gala under the sea with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a meet and greet with the cast after the show!

Tickets: $19 - $45

Group rates and discounts for military personnel available. For more information contact our box office at or leave a message at 714-793-1150 ext. 1.

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