Variety Theatre

We invite you to join us under the sea for Variety Theatre’s 2018 production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Sing, dance and swim along as we follow Ariel’s journey to walk on land and find true love.

Now in its 10th year, Variety Theatre is the country’s only production of its kind. Featuring an inclusive Children’s Ensemble performing alongside a professional adult cast, this Broadway classic is a must-see event. In 2018, Variety Theatre was awarded the "Special Award for a Body of Work" by the St. Louis Theater Circle, an honor only presented when it is felt it is truly deserved. 

2018 Show Dates and Times:

Thursday, October 18 – 7 p.m.

Friday, October 19 – 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 – 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 21 – 1:30 p.m.

Tickets for this spectacular show at the Touhill Performing Arts Center will be available in August. More details will be released closer to that date.

Interested in Auditioning?

Variety welcomes Equity and non-Equity adult actors, as well as kids and teens of all abilities, to audition for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. 

The music for the children and teen auditions can be found here. This year, we are also requesting that children and teens fill out this online audition form in advance to help expedite the audition process. 

This year’s auditions will be held at the Parkway Central High School Theatre on the following dates:

Friday, May 11 – Adult Auditions (ages 17+)

  • Appointment required between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.  - Call Patty at 314-720-7702
  • Open Dance Call – 6:30 p.m – No appointment needed

Saturday, May 12 – Kid (ages 10 - 12) and Teen (ages 13 - 16) Auditions

  • Kid Auditions – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Teen Auditions – 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 19 – Kid and Teen Callbacks (by invitation)

  • Kid Callbacks – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Teen Callbacks – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Questions? Call Patty at 314-720-7702.

Sunday, May 20 – Adult Callbacks (by invitation)

  • Adult Callbacks – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With certain exceptions, all adults, kids and teens who wish to be a part of the production must attend both auditions and callbacks.

Adult cast members from Variety Theatre’s 2017 production are only required to attend callbacks, but must let Patty know of their intention to do so on or before May 11.

2018 Rehearsal Schedule

Click here to view the current rehearsal schedule for the 2018 production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.