St. Bernard

Parish School District


  • Dear Prospective Auditionees:


    Thank you for your interest in The Performing Arts Academy! We are very pleased to announce that we are producing  Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This website is devoted to providing information to you about both our summer program and audition information for The Little Mermaid.

    Our unique summer program offers middle through high school and college level students the chance to get a taste of the theatre while participating in an intensive professional production. This not only allows them to gain experience in the field, but also it is a chance to build their resume for their future. Performing is an art form that demands continual growth and re-crafting, and The Little Mermaid  is jam packed with fun and educational opportunities.That’s part of our mission in The Performing Arts Academy; we offer diverse, unique, and rigorous artistic experiences every summer, hoping our actors will hone and develop their skills further.

    This summer there will be theatrical flying and  flight workshops. Many of the characters in this show will have the opportunity to "swim" under the waves. Also, this production requires the use of Special Effects Makeup; hot and cold foam latex prosthetics enhanced with airbrush body spraying will be used for the underwater creatures and gull ensemble in this show.  All of these colorful characters enable for some fabulous makeup and costume choices! We are so excited that this show has a large fun fishy cast. 

    We would be remiss if we didn't say that none of this would be possible without our talented staff, sponsors and students that have given so much of themselves to make this program so wonderful. We are very much looking forward to seeing some old and new faces this year! 


    Hope to see you at auditions!

    Ms. Arianna Cassar

    The Performing Arts Academy, Artistic Director

    CHS Voices, Artistic Director and Choreographer

    Chalmette High School, Theatre Teacher


    If you are interested, please click on The Little Mermaid picture below for more information.