Children’s Theatre Sets Auditions For March Show


ArtsView Children’s Theatre opens its 10th anniversary season with an “under the sea” adventure with its adaption from the 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

Auditions for “The Little Mermaid Jr.” take place at ArtsView Children’s Theatre on January 16-17 from 5-8:10 p.m., with call backs on January 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit for details regarding the song required for auditions as well as a list of characters and all rehearsal dates. Auditions are by appointment only.

The show magically portrays the adventures of Ariel, a beautiful young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – to live in the world above. “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is sponsored by Sigco, LLC, and is supported by the Longview Cultural Activities Advisory Commission.
“The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be directed by ArtsView’s Artistic Director, Laura Bowen, who joined the ArtsView team in 2010. Bowen has a double bachelor’s degree in Acting/Directing and in Musical Theatre from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. As an actress and a director, she has spent more than a decade in educational and professional theatre nationwide.

Anyone new to musical auditions can get the “inside scoop” before auditioning for “The Little Mermaid Jr.” and discover tips and secrets at ArtsView’s upcoming “How to Audition Workshop.” Those attending get introduced to the audition process and how to prepare for every aspect of musical auditions. It is taught by veteran workshop instructor Caryn Pepper.

The “How to Audition Workshop” is for ages 8-18 and takes place at ArtsView on January 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $30 and includes all materials. See the website for online registration. Participation in this workshop does not guarantee a role in any production.

All performances of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” take place at ArtsView Children’s Theatre, located at 313 West Tyler St. in downtown Longview. Evening performances are March 21-22 and 27-29 at 7 p.m. Matinees are March 22 and 29 at 2 p.m. This family-friendly musical is recommended for all audiences. Tickets will go on sale February 24.
For more information on this production and to find out more about ArtsView productions or ArtsView’s PATHS (Performing Arts THeatre School), please visit the website at

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