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NYTC Presents Disneys The Little Mermaid

We're now counting down to our first performance of the Risland Season of Disney's The Little Mermaid!

NYTC runs two OnStage training programmes each year, both ending with full-scale performances at the Aotea Centre. Our "Little Mermaid" programme started rehearsals in February, working towards the shows at the end of June. Tickets will go on sale on April 11 from Ticketmaster.

See details of our performances for schools.

OnStage Important Dates

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" 2020

1st Rehearsal 9th February
Group rehearsals each Sunday as scheduled.
Lead rehearsals scheduled on Thursday evenings.
Auditions 22 Feb
Callbacks 23 Feb
Extension Dance Workshop 27 Feb
Extension Dance Auditions 5 March
Auditions 14 March
Callbacks 15 March
Lead Camp
Camp Adair, Hunua 27 - 29 March
Runs of Show
Leads & Older Cast 16 & 18 June, 6:30 - 8:30
Full Cast 20 & 21 June
Theatre Week
Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD 22 - 28 June

The all-access training programme where anyone can perform in professional theatre!

NYTC's OnStage is an all-access training programme for children and young adults aged between 7 - 21. You don't need to audition to be part of the chorus, and lead roles are auditioned from within the cast. Rehearsals are broken up through the day by age group, and all of the skills you need to participate in the show are taught by our experienced tutors. Rehearsals will be mostly Sunday afternoons, with lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings.

We run special performances for schools at a heavily discounted educational rate. If your school is interested in attending please get in touch.

Our younger cast, Teams Red and Yellow (11 and under) rehearse together, then are split into two groups for the performances, each performing 4 shows. This helps to keep our younger cast members fresh and enthused throughout the production week.

OnStage Course Fees

Registration Fee Includes show pack of t-shirt, souvenir programme, & full cast photo
Ages 11 and under - $370 incl GST
Ages 12+ - $490.00 incl GST

There is an additional cost of approximately $150 for our lead camp weekend. Lead camp is for older cast and those younger cast selected as leads

Watch The Show

Public tickets for our production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" will be on sale from Ticketmaster from April 11th.

OnStage FAQs


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Cast Captains:

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Performance Week:

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