Good Company Players’ Upcoming Auditions at Roger Rocka’s


Good Company Players’ Auditions for Disney’s The Little Mermaid & All The Pirates of Penzance

Saturday, April 15, 2022 at 10:00am in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N Wishon Ave, Fresno, CA

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*PLEASE NOTE: Currently, Good Company Players requires that all casts and crews be fully vaccinated and wear masks in rehearsal and backstage. Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask with you to the audition.*


Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Book by Doug Wright

Music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman with additional lyrics by Glenn Slater

 Rehearsals Begin:  May 29, 2023        Performs: July 13 – Sept 10, 2023

Director: Dan Pessano

Based on the animated Disney film of the same name, which is in turn based on the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is the tale of a mermaid who longs to be human. When Ariel saves the life of Prince Eric, who is shipwrecked in a storm, she falls in love and her wish to join his world on land intensifies. Ursula, the evil sea witch, offers young Ariel a deal – she will turn the silver-voiced mermaid into a human for three days, and if the prince kisses Ariel before sunset on the third day, she will remain human. If not, she will not only lose her life but her soul as well. Either way, Ariel must pay for this service by giving her voice to Ursula.  Confident in the power of love and rebellious at her father’s strictures, Ariel agrees. But Ursula is not to be trusted, and it takes all of Ariel’s friends, over and  “Under The Sea”, to save her from destruction.  RATED G.


ARIEL: A mermaid and King Triton’s youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world. Hardheaded, naïve, and emotional, but also very kind-hearted. Must sing very well (Alto, pop mix).

PRINCE ERIC:  A handsome, affable prince with a buoyant, adventurous nature. Has no interest of taking the crown or a wife – until Ariel saves his life. Then he is obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more. Must sing well (Tenor).

GRIMSBY: Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.

FLOUNDER: A young fish, and Ariel’s best friend. Rambunctious but cautious of the dangers that lurk in and above the water. Should have a strong pop mix.

SCUTTLE: A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise. Requires comic timing and a decent singing voice.

KING TRITON: King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Strong-willed, powerful, and autocratic, Triton is also a single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. Despises and fears all humans.

SEBASTIAN: A crab and advisor of King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping up with Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can’t bring himself to stand in Ariel’s way. (Tenor).

FLOTSAM and JETSAM: Eels and Ursula’s lackeys. Oily and spineless, they will say anything you want or need to hear. (Tenor).

URSULA: The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Ursula has been waiting since childhood to usurp her brother’s throne. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive — but what a belter! (Alto).

CHEF LOUIS: The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for seafood. Must have strong comic skills. (Tenor).

ENSEMBLE: The ensemble consists of a variety of characters: Sailors; Sea Creatures; Ariel’s sisters; Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; and Princesses. All sea creatures may need to know how to skate on Heelys.


The Pirates of Penzance

Book & Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert       Music by Arthur Sullivan

 Rehearsals Begin:  July 23, 2023        Performs: Sept 14 – Nov 5, 2023

Director: Laurie Pessano

Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been apprenticed to an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel. Frederic’s melodious tones win over the heart of Major General Stanley’s songbird daughter, Mabel, but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “the very model of a modern Major General.”


FREDERIC:  The Sincere and honorable orphan. He’s young, manly, heroic, innocent, a bit naïve, but genuine and sincere. Must be well-spoken, an excellent singer.  (Tenor).

MABEL:  The sweet and innocent daughter of the Major-General. Requires excellent vocals, diction,  and good comic timing. (Coloratura soprano)

PIRATE KING:  Swashbuckling pirate type. Needs to be a good mover, strong singer and actor, with good comic timing. This character needs to be big, bold, and take command of the stage whenever he is onstage. (Baritone)

MAJOR GENERAL STANLEY: Father of Mabel and her sisters, and an upper-class (but quirky) military man. Is aristocratic,  fastidious, pretentious. Must have a good comic skills, an excellent sense of rhythm and precise articulation for his featured song. (Baritone)

RUTH: Frederic’s nursemaid who joins up with the pirates. She’s an older woman who has tricked Frederic into thinking she is a great beauty. This role requires excellent comic timing, an ability to be energetic and larger-than-life onstage, and great vocals. (Contralto).

SAMUEL:  The Pirate King’s right-hand man and ship accountant. Bookish and fussy. Must be a good character actor and singer. Has some featured solos.  (Baritone)

EDITH:  One of Major General Stanley’s daughters. Bookish and studious. Needs to be a good singer and actor. Has some solo singing.  (Soprano)

KATE:  One of Major General Stanley’s daughters. Needs to be a good singer and actor. Has some solo singing. (Mezzo-soprano)

ISABEL:  One of Major General Stanley’s daughters. Needs to be a good singer and actor. Has some solo singing. (Soprano)

POLICE SERGEANT:  The leader of the band of scaredy-cat police who are pretending to be brave. Bumbling and over-the-top, this actor needs to be a good mover and singer. Possibly a tap dancer.  (Bass)

DAUGHTERS OF GENERAL STANLEY: These actors should be good singers. Each daughter should have some individuality that will distinguish her from the others, so will develop her own character in conjunction with the director that she can portray and sustain throughout the show. Some of these daughters may have featured solos. (Contraltos and Sopranos)

POLICE CHORUS:  A band of bumbling, comic policemen who are trying to appear brave in the face of danger, even though they are a bunch of scaredy-cats, These actors should be good movers and singers. Possibly tap dancers. The police have funny chase and fight scenes. Will double as pirates in Act I. Some may have featured solos. (Basses and Baritones)

PIRATE CHORUS: A band of over-the-top rascally pirates who are eager to serve their Pirate King. Should be good singers and actors. The pirates are involved in funny chase and fight scenes and need to be good movers for the “Catlike Tread” number. Some may have featured solos.  (Baritones and Tenors)

Want to be in a GCP show? Read the show details, fill out this form, print it out and bring to auditions with you. If you aren’t able to print, or forget your form, there will be forms to fill out at the audition, as well.

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