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Stage Aurora Theatrical Co. Announces Auditions for Disney's "The Little Mermaid Jr."

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Stage Aurora Theatrical Company’s 100 Youth Voices holds auditions for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” musical on Friday, July 14, Saturday, July 15, Sunday, July 16, Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 from 3pm - 6pm at The Greater Refuge Temple Annex located at: 7626 Lem Turner Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32208. For more audition information, please visit:

Seeking singers and dancers ages 6 through 18. To audition, please prepare a song of your choice that best shows off your voice or the material for the role of your choosing here: may prepare a dance routine. Please bring your own music/track. “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be presented September 1-September 2, 2023.

The Community First Cares Foundation is the title sponsor of The Little Mermaid Jr. Both organizations strive to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion along with the arts, education and quality of life on the First Coast.

"Community First Cares is proud to support Stage Aurora,” said Missy Peters, executive director of the Community First Cares Foundation. “This community theatre is a treasure to performers and audiences alike and wholeheartedly fulfills its mission of ensuring inclusivity and equitable access for all members of our vibrant community."

The musical will be co directed by Jann Clark (director of Stage Aurora's Shrek Jr.) and Darryl Reuben Hall (Founder/Executive Director of Stage Aurora Theatrical Co.). The artistic staff also consists of Irma Joyner, Brenda Medlock and Erica Winter. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, music by Alan Menken, based on the book by Doug Wright. Stage Aurora’s general company manager is Dolores Hall, Ed.D.

“As founder of Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, Inc., I’m incredibly grateful for this special opportunity. The Little Mermaid Jr. is a classic and its music still resonates today. My goal is to continue to produce ‘theatre that enlightens,’” says Darryl Reuben Hall. Stage Aurora Theatrical Company, founded in 2001, has produced 200+ productions of award-winning theatre in FL. Our goal is to produce 'Theatre that Enlightens'. We aim to build bridges of understanding between cultures in relation to the human experience.

For more information about Stage Aurora, visit

Grant Recipient: Monique Burr Foundation

Monique Burr Foundation Teen Safety Matters Program

A new program, MBF Teen Safety Matters™, was recently launched by the Monique Burr Foundation for Children to prevent child abuse and bullying among teen-agers. 

Poverty is a silent epidemic in our schools, and many issues with attendance and academics are directly related to students not having clean clothes, shoes that fit, or the supplies they need to be successful in school. Students want to feel good about themselves when they come to school, and we want to help them have everything they need to learn. We could not have opened our first on-site classroom-sized Giving Closet without this funding and volunteer support.

Jennifer Smith, DCPS teacher and Founder of The Giving Closet Project.

Community First Cares

637 N Lee St. (P.O. Box 2600)
Jacksonville, FL 32232

Phone: (904) 371-8090

Email: [email protected]

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