The Sierra Repertory Theatre is taking a summer dive into the depth’s of the ocean and the secret world that lies beneath with their upcoming production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
The musical is based off of Disney’s version of the story originally written by Hans Christian Anderson. The story of Ariel, a mermaid and King Triton’s youngest daughter and her pursuit of the human Prince Eric in the world above, has become a well-known classic. The stage production features all of the beloved characters like Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab and some not so beloved like sea witch, Ursula. It features song’s like Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
“Sierra Rep is well known for endowing each production with high quality production values,” said Jerry Lee, Sierra Rep’s Associate Artistic Director, and director of the show. “This show is a dream to work on with designers. We all know the film so well and each of us has our own artistic stamp that we would like to press onto this production. Our goal from the beginning has been to delight the kids and adults who love the story just as much.
“I think audiences come to ‘Mermaid’ and feel like they are catching up with a best friend,” Lee continued. “The story is funny, scary, romantic. There’s new material that is just delightful. It all just fits together perfectly. It’s terrific family entertainment.”
The acting company of Disney’s The Little Mermaid includes Abigail Campbell, Justin Burr, Brenda O’Brien, Sincée J. Daniels, Kaylene Howard, Kevin Heath, Alex Alansalon, Asher Berg, Charlie Munday, Thaddeus Piett, Kabir Gandhi, Fiona Mowbray, Jackie Thompson, Olivia Marie Jones, Mia Mekjian, Marlee Tierney, Katia Burke, Bree Igoe, Quinn Igoe, Alice James, Ruby E. James.
The show is choreographed by Charlie Munday, and music directed by Scott Michaelsen. Scenic design by Tijana Bjelajac, costume design by Lukas Pirmin Wassmann, lighting design by William Brown, video design by Julian Kelley, hair and make-up design by Brenda O’Brien, and sound design by Tatiana Covington-Parra. The dialect coach is Kimily Conkle, and the stage manager is Alicia Lerner.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” previews at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on June 2, and 2 p.m. on June 4. The show opens at 7 p.m. June 4 and will be followed by an opening night celebration at Inner Sanctum Cellars Basecamp. Regular performance times are at 12 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays through July 17.
For tickets please visit www.SierraRep.org or call the Box Office at (209) 532-3120.