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Berkshire Theatre Group Seeks Young Actors For 'Little Mermaid Jr.'

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Theatre Group seeks child actors who are currently in third through ninth grade for Disney's "The Little Mermaid Junior."

The roles are open to members of the Berkshire community. This production will be directed by Travis Daly, with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover, and will run April 24-27 at The Colonial Theatre (111 South St., Pittsfield).

Auditions will take place Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Colonial Theatre. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition time slot, call 413-448-8084, ext. 23.

Students should arrive ready to learn a song from "The Little Mermaid Jr." Callbacks will take place as needed.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, March 3, and rehearse approximately three days a week (including weekends), until two weeks prior to performances, where at that time rehearsal days will be increased. Rehearsals will be held in Pittsfield, and attending all rehearsals is required.

The production runs April 24-27 as follows: Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, April 26, at 2 and 5 p.m.; and Monday, April 27, at 10 a.m.

Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr." includes lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, music by Alan Menken, book by Doug Wright, based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It will be directed by Travis Daly, with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover.

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