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The Little Mermaid Character Descriptions


  Ariel, preferably 16 and older to be considered for this role

Ariel, the heroine of our story, is a mermaid and King Triton's youngest daughter. She is obsessed with everything about the human world, and dreams of becoming a part of life above the water. Hard-headed, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted. 


Prince Eric

 A human monarch who has no interest in taking the crown. A handsome, affable lad with a buoyant, adventurous nature. After Ariel saves his life, he becomes obsessed with finding her and hearing her voice once more.



A crab and advisor to King Triton. A musical virtuoso who is constantly distraught from keeping after Ariel. Despite his paranoia, he can't bring himself to stand in Ariel's way. 



A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.  


  King Triton 

King of the Sea and Ariel's father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. The death of his wife has also given him an irrational fear of humans .



The Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana) are Ariel's siblings and full of personality and sass 



The banished Sea Witch and sister of King Triton. Supposedly spurned at childhood, she will use whatever method necessary to steal the kingdom and claim it as her own. Malevolent, calculating, and deceptive. 



 An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. 



  An eel and one of Ursula's lackeys. Oily and spineless, he will say anything you want or need to hear. 


Scuttle A dishevelled seagull and expert in human artefacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise. 



The Gulls are Scuttle's flock of zany "back-up singers" who help explain human stuff to Ariel. 



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


Chef Louis 

The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.  



The Chefs are Chef Louis's assistants. 



Carlotta is seemingly the castle's primary maid and housekeeper. She is exceptionally kind to Ariel and does her best to make her feel comfortable.



 The six Princesses try everything they can to win the heart of Prince Eric. 


Pilot The Pilot is the head sailor on Prince Eric's ship. This nautical expert who entertains the sailors with wild tales of the sea. 


Sailors The Sailors are the crew of Prince Eric's ship. They are eager for adventure and ready to tackle a storm.  



The Seahorse is the court herald for King Triton. 


Sea Chorus

 The Sea Chorus is responsible for creating each world within the show. 


Sea Creatures

 The Sea Creatures are the ensemble underwater animals in King Triton's court. 



The Merfolk of King Triton's Court.


 Lagoon Animals 

The Lagoon Animals try to convince Prince Eric to kiss Ariel.  

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