Auditions

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre (AECT) is always seeking talented youth participants! No previous training or experience is required to audition. There is no fee to audition, but there are participation fees.

If you have auditioned with AECT before, in-person auditions may be different than you are used to. Please read through this carefully to prepare for auditions. 

Audition Information for "The Little Mermaid"


  • Auditions are open for ages 9-18 (8-year-olds are acceptable as long as they will turn 9 by April 4, 2022
  • A script can be checked out prior to auditions through the front desk of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center for a $15 deposit. Scripts must be returned at or before auditions to receive the deposit back. (This version of "The Little Mermaid is different than the Disney version and is NOT a musical)
  • There will be an audition workshop for this production held on Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. This workshop requires pre-registration and is $15 to attend ($10 for members). You can register for this workshop by visiting the front desk of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center or calling (517) 333-2580 ext. 0.
  • Auditions for "The Little Mermaid" will take place on Feb. 17-18. Interested participants must audition on one of these days to be considered for this production. To audition for the show, you must reserve a time slot here: https://bit.ly/littlemermaidauditions. Only four people will be allowed to audition at a time and staff cannot guarantee that they will be able to accommodate walk-ins. Some people will be asked to return the morning of Feb. 19 for a callback – it is preferred that anyone hoping to be cast in the show is available to attend this. You will be told by the night of Feb. 18 if you should come. 
  • The City of East Lansing requires anyone entering the East Lansing Hannah Community Center to wear a mask at all times, regardless of vaccination status.  
  • Please bring a calendar or list of conflicting dates with you so you can disclose any conflicts with rehearsals at the time of auditions. Rehearsals will begin Feb. 28 and the production itself will take place April 29-May 1 and May 6-8. There will be a full calendar of dates available to view at auditions, but will not be finalized until after casting so staff can attempt to work around conflicts. Please be aware that ALL rehearsals and performances beginning April 25 are MANDATORY to participate in this production. 
  • Those auditioning will still be given the option to sign up for a crew in the event that they are not cast in the show. 

Crew Sign-up Information


  • If you are only signing up for crew, you should NOT attend auditions. Instead, please fill out the online form here.
  • You will be contacted with your crew assignment after auditions have concluded and will be given access to the online calendar to find your crew schedule. 
  • You must complete the crew signup form by Feb. 18 at 8:30 p.m.