THE LITTLE MERMAID
Musical Play for Kids to Perform
Running Time: About 45 minutes
Flexible Cast of About 24-39
(39 roles listed below - 10
Female, 7 Male, 23 F/M
of Mermen) (M, 39 lines)
NEPTUNE #1 (M, 18 lines)
NEPTUNE #2 (M, 21 lines)
(Marquis) (M/F, 41 lines)
MARLIN #1 (M/F, 29 lines)
MARLIN #2 (M/F, 12 lines)
GILL (M/F, 20 lines)
OCTO (M/F, 20 lines)
MACK (M/F, 20 lines)
FLOW (M/F, 20 lines)
PEARL (M/F, 20 lines)
SEAL (M/F, 20 lines)
of Humans) (F, 42 lines)
ODESSA #1 (F, 23 lines)
ODESSA #2 (F, 19 lines)
CECIL (M/F, 11 lines)
SNICKER (M/F, 10 lines)
SNEAK (M/F, 10 lines)
(Flamingo) (M/F, total 67 lines)
ARUBA #1 (M/F, 27 lines)
ARUBA #2 (M/F, 25 lines)
ARUBA #3 (M/F, 15 lines)
(M/F, total 65 lines)
FINNY #1 (M/F, 21 lines)
FINNY #2 (M/F, 27 lines)
FINNY #3 (M/F, 14 lines)
(Mermaid Princess) (F, total: 47 lines + song)
ANNABELLE #1 (F, 10 lines)
ANNABELLE #2 (F, 6 lines)
ANNABELLE #3 (F, 14 lines + song)
ANNABELLE #4 (F, 14 lines)
ANNABELLE #5 (F, No lines, very
ANNABELLE #6 (F, 3 significant
CALICO JACK (M/F, 19 lines, sings)
CAPTAIN SLAPPY (M/F, 19 lines, sings)
BILLY BONES (M/F, 18 lines, sings)
SCURVY DOG (M/F, 17 lines, sings)
(M, 35 lines)
PRINCE #1 (M, 20 lines)
PRINCE #2 (M, 15 lines)
DUKE of CHARLESTON (M, 23 lines)
ISLAND CASTLE SERVANTS:
PHILIPPE (Chef) (M/F, 13 lines + song)
MISS CALLALOO (F, 14 lines)
GINGER (F, 13 lines)
NUTMEG (F, 12 lines)
REV GUMBO (Preacher) (M/F, 8 lines)
PERFORMERS (M/F, 21 lines)
New lyrics are set to these
"Blow the Man Down"
(SAILORS) - Traditional sea shanty.
(ANNABELLE) - Classical composition.
- Traditional French folk song.
(GINGER, NUTMEG, PERFORMERS) - Traditional.
Easy for Kids to Learn, Perform & Enjoy!
The Little Mermaid - Aruba,
Finny & Little Mermaid
Gaslight Theatre, CA - Buford
Elementary School, Lennox, CA
did this play by myself with 32 kids meeting for an hour a week
during the school year. Everyone said it was our best play ever
and I believe it is because of your script."
Keith Wagner, Saint Paul School,
Cues, sound effects, background
The CD Soundtrack contains
special sound effects and background music (public domain
traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the
performance. It also contains simple music to accompany the
performers as they sing to three familiar melodies - "Blow the
Man Down", "Brahms Lullaby" and "Alouette" (song
cues shown below in red).
It does not contain music and songs from the popular animated film
or Broadway musical. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end -
times shown below include silence.
[ Click on [sample]
to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ]
1. OCEAN, UNDERWATER,
THUNDER (1:10) [sample]
2. SINGING, BABY CRY,
3. ODESSA'S MANIACAL
4. BABY CRY, WHOOSHING
5. OCEAN, SAILORS, BLOW
THE MAN DOWN
6. THUNDER, STORMY
SEA (1:40) [sample]
UNDERWATER (1:24) [sample]
8. THUNDER, STORM,
9. WAVES, BRAHMS
10. ODESSA'S LAUGH (0:21)
11. ODESSA'S LAUGH (0:21) [sample]
12. CRASH, LAUGH, CHAOS,
14. NEPTUNE'S STORMY
15. SINGING, BRAHMS
16. WEDDING WARM-UP MUSIC (0:41)
18. MAGICAL, BRAHMS
THE MAN DOWN
(Curtain Call Finale) (1:59) [sample]
teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert these
songs into the play. We recognize that each school has a wide
variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be
creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions
that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our
own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright
permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is
up to you.
& Sound Resources Available on the Internet
Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along,
Music Resources: Karaoke
CDs & Sheet
search Internet for karaoke cds or sheet music
Easy to Adapt for Your School or Theatre!
Take a Bow Productions,
Children's Theatre Company, Ontario
The School Play Package gives you the rights to adapt the script, add
characters, lines, songs! You also have the rights to make a
Video/DVD of your special performance!
children loved The Little Mermaid and so did the audiences! I
cast 26 children in the roles and they loved it and we had full
houses. We had so much fun with it and what makes it extra
special is the CD with sound effects and songs!"
Director, Children's Theatre Company, Goderich
Mermaid, Annabelle, wants to become human to marry the Prince.
Odessa, the evil Queen of Humans, tricks Annabelle and steals the
Little Mermaid's voice.
(Script pages 25-28)
Human? HUMAN????? Ha-ha! Did I hear someone say
they want to be a... human????
ARUBA & FINNY:
pushing ANNABELLE forward.)
Yes, I said it. And I'm not ashamed of it. I do want to
Of course you do. Ah-ha! Of course you do!
And that's why I'm here, dear child.
But what can you do?
You Sssspeak when Sssssspoken to!
That's all right, Cecil. I can see this is a very good little
mermaid. Brave and lovesick... Just like her father.
Do you know my father?
But of course. We're old friends, my dear. I met him
when you were very young.
But I've never seen you before.
I've been keeping just out of sight. Watching, waiting.
And I have lots of patience.
SLITHERY SIRS: ("Patience.")
Now come to me child. Tell Odessa what's wrong.
Well, there was this human in the water and he was drowning...
Ah, a sad story.
Yes, but I saved him you see and then well, I guess I fell in love...
LOVE!!!! Ha-ha! Now where have I heard that word before?
(SLITHERY SIRS snicker with her.)
So I suppose you'd like me to make
you human, hmm?
You can do that?
That is my specialty.
Come on, Annabelle. Let's go!
Let the little mermaid speak! (Suddenly
on, my dear.
Please make me human. I'll do anything you ask.
ARUBA & FINNY:
I thought so. Slithery Sirs, bring me the magic pot!
(SLITHERY SIRS hiss and scramble
and return with a flower pot.)
Now, my dear. The only thing
I need from you is a seed.
In this case. Your voice.
ARUBA & FINNY:
It's a very small price don't you think? (Hums.) Just a
little tune. I'll plant it right in here.
Well, I guess I could give you my voice.
Come, come. Hand it over.
(ANNABELLE sings softly,
repeating lullaby she sang to the PRINCE.)
Oh the sea's dark and deep
But for now you may sleep
You are safe here in my arms
I will keep you far from harm.
(ANNABELLE takes it from her
mouth like a seed.)
No, Annabelle, no!
But if it will make me human.
(ANNABELLE hands it to ODESSA.)
(ODESSA plants it in pot.
SOUND CUE #12:
Sudden crashing music, ODESSA's laughter.
SLITHERY SIRS dance, hissing
with triumph!. SOUND CONTINUES.)
At last King Neptune! If I
cannot have your hand I will have your daughter! And when I am
done the Kingdom of the Sea will be mine!!! MINE!
(ODESSA and SIRS dance as ARUBA
and FINNY slump in sorrow and defeat.)
But don't tell your father what
(ANNABELLE begins to speak but
nothing comes out.)
Oh, that's right! Ha-ha!
Loud chaos, drums, laughter.
PERFORMERS use percussions and
cymbals. ODESSA and SLITHERY SIRS laugh and hiss demonically as
they twirl in victory! COURT enters with silk flags that twirl
all around playing area. During the chaos they remove
ANNABELLE's tail. ODESSA, SLITHERY SIRS and COURT exit.
SOUND CUE ENDS.
ODESSA #1 exits, ODESSA #2 enters at next entrance and continues
through the end of the play.)
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