• About Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

    The Teen Musical Theater of Oregon (TMTO) is the youth theater program of Craterian Performances. TMTO shows are professionally-staged, large-scale and high-energy productions that are fun for the whole family. When you attend a TMTO show, you’ll be giving these talented teens the audience they deserve, and you’ll be getting one of the best entertainment values in Southern Oregon. As a TMTO patron said after a recent show, “The entire production was so professional. We will definitely try to see all of the Teen Musical Theater shows. We will bring some other people along with us, too. It’s something we want to share.” Share the fun and share the excitement: don’t miss the next TMTO show!

    Depending on the show and casting requirements, the age range for some TMTO shows includes children age 9 – 12; the age range for all TMTO shows is 12 – 19. In order to “anchor” the show and to give cast members the opportunity to work with professional/adult actors, TMTO will often use “Guest Stars” in principal roles.

    The typical rehearsal  and performance schedule lasts seven weeks. In the summer, rehearsal blocks are typically M-F, 12:30 – 5:30; during the school year rehearsals are typically Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:00 – 8:00, and Saturdays 12:30 – 5:30. Specific rehearsal times are typically announced one week  in advance; the amount of rehearsal time required for each cast member varies significantly based on the size of the part and the overall needs of the production.

    We currently produce a winter, spring and summer show. Click on the “Auditions” tab for more information about our upcoming production. If no information is currently listed, check back soon

    Participation Fee: $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit (limited scholarships are available; apply by completing and submitting the form under the “Audition/Registration” tab)

    For general inquiries call 541-779-8195, ext 304

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Teen Musical Theater of Oregon is to provide professional training and performance opportunities for cast members, and to produce professional quality, affordable, family-friendly entertainment.

  • The Little Mermaid

    Audition Information


    The minimum age for Little Mermaid is 9. Cast size is limited to 60.

    Auditions: Sunday, June 5, 2:30 p.m. registration for last names A-M, auditions 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; 4:30 registration for last names N-Z, auditions 5:45 – 8:00 (approx.)
    Mandatory Parent Meeting: Sunday, June 5, 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (approx.)
    Callbacks: Sunday, June 12, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (approx.)
    Rehearsals: Begin Tuesday, June 21 – see the conflict calendar for more details
    Performances: August 5, 6, 11, 12, @ 7:30 p.m., August 13 @ 2:00 p.m., with possible additional performances
    Participation Fee: $300 + $100 refundable family volunteer deposit (limited scholarships are available-use form below to apply)

    Audition & Registration Forms


    Show Information and Character Breakdown

    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. Hardheaded, naive, and emotional, but also kind hearted.
    Prince Eric
    A human monarch who has no interest of 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.
    Prince Eric’s British guardian. Droll, stuffy, and constantly urging Eric towards his royal duties, specifically marriage.
    Gender: Male
    A fish and smitten with Ariel, his best friend. Rambunctious but cautious, fearful of the dangers that lurk in and above the water.
    A disheveled seagull and expert in human artifacts. Loudmouthed, optimistic, and a bit ignorant, despite his supposed expertise.
    King Triton (possible Guest Artist role)
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Chef Louis
    The French palace chef, diabolical and violent. A culinary perfectionist with an affinity for blades, seafood in particular.
    Crew Members (Pilot, Sailors); Sea Creatures; Mersisters (Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, Allana); Gulls; Maids; Chefs; Animals; Princesses


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  • ARIEL: Mara Pulsipher

    PILOT: Ben Franklin

    PRINCE ERIC: Braden Day

    GRIMSBY: Jackson Werner

    FLOUNDER: Madeline Day

    SCUTTLE: Evan Sheets


    KING TRITON: Brian Day (Guest Artist)

    SEBASTIAN: Ericka Adams

    FLOTSAM: Shelby Hubler

    JETSAM: Nathaniel Quinn

    URSULA: Hannah Schneider

    CHEF LOUIS: Josiah Arthur

    Kate Bloomquist
    Katie Joos
    Sidney Kondziela
    Tiasie Mackenzie
    Heather McAdam
    Maya Patridge

    Lauren Sheets
    Hannah Sheets
    Haylee DeBoer
    Madeline Chun
    Paris Wimberley
    Holden Jones
    Ellie Blount
    Madison Valentine
    Lucas Bishop

    Veronica Chancler
    Haylee DeBoer
    Annie Craven

    Holden Jones
    Lucas Bishop

    Camille Adams
    Samantha Alftine
    Naomi Bigboy
    Elsa Billingsley
    Lucas Bishop
    Ellie Blount
    Madeline Chun
    Dalacey Farrow
    Gabe FitzPatrick
    Holden Jones
    Sarah Reed
    Chloe Rose
    Emma Quackenbush
    Hannah Sheets
    Lauren Sheets
    Jo Spurgeon
    Madison Valentine
    Paris Wimberley

    ATLANTIC ENSEMBLE (first weekend of shows):
    Allie Bates
    Daschel Bender
    Abby Blount
    Benjamin Blount
    Annalise Buck
    Tucker Chestine
    Marley DeAngelo
    Elli DeArment
    Ryann DeBoer
    Brennan Hackett
    Madalynne Hackett
    Elie Hersch
    Chloe Kingzett
    Gage Kingzett
    Phoebe Kondziela
    Megan Mayerle
    Grace Mehl
    Sydney Williamson

    PACIFIC ENSEMBLE (second weekend of shows):
    Libby Edwards
    Jocelynne Esquibel
    Audrey Ettel
    Abbey Farrow
    Meaghan FitzPatrick
    William Goldman
    Sydney Hillman
    Ethan Hoefling
    Elizyannah Jennings
    Maria McCollum
    Alaya Metwally
    Sophie Quackenbush
    Dominic Walsch
    Grayson Weaver
    Tobias Whitley
    Abby Whitt
    Autumn Wienert
    Sophia Womack

  • Creative Team for Little Mermaid:

    Stephen McCandless – Producer/Artistic Director
    Eric Strahl – Director
    Cailey McCandless – Choreographer, Creative Consultant
    Taylor Pulsipher – Music Director
    Gabriel Ash – Set Designer
    Sue Quackenbush – Costume Designer
    Brad Nelson – Lighting Designer/Production Manager
    Meghan DeAngelo – Hair & Makeup Designer
    Beth Sheets – Rehearsal Stage Manager & Prop Master
    Maria Martin – Dance Captain

Teen Musical Theater of Oregon Events

FRIAug 5


SATAug 13

TMTO: The Little Mermaid

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo
Hunter Communications

August 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM
August 6, 2016 at 2:00 PM
August 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM
August 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM
August 12, 2016 at 7:30 PM
August 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: Adults $25, Youth (0-18) $15

THUMar 2


SATMar 4

TMTO: Anything Goes

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Hunter Communications

March 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM
March 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
March 4, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $24, Youth (0-18) $12

THUOct 27


SATOct 29

TMTO: The Addams Family

Presented by: Craterian Performances' Teen Musical Theater of Oregon

Sponsored by: Sherm & Wanda Olsrud
Hunter Communications

October 27, 2016 at 7:30 PM
October 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM
October 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Tickets: $24, Youth (0-18) $12

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