Get ready for a colorful, musical, under the sea experience! Disney’s The Little Mermaid is being performed at Geauga Lyric Theater for the first time – April 20th – 23rd and May 5th – 14th. Although the shows are skipping a weekend for The Geauga County Maple Festival, you can look for your favorite characters in the parade.
A Disney favorite, the story of The Little Mermaid is one of the best loved. Ariel, a rebellious teen age mermaid, longs to live on land, falling in love with a prince she spies on a boat. Defying her father, and making a bargain with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her voice for legs doesn’t turn out exactly as she plans. Add an ensemble of beautiful sea creatures, wacky animals, and mer-sisters, singing and dancing – you have a show that is definitely fun for the whole family!
The cast is full of many actors on our stage for the first time, along with some veteran actors. First-timer, Allison Williamson (Mer-Sister), says that her most challenging moments are remembering not to “swim” when she is also a character on land. Also new to GLTG, Colton Gray (Ensemble) and Lisa Castelletti (Mer-Sister), both agree that the talent of the cast is off the charts, and the show is fun and upbeat, and they can’t wait for audiences to experience it. Ryan Peterson, last seen on our stage as Bert in Mary Poppins, plays Scuttle the seagull. His challenges, besides being feathered, include speaking in a new vernacular. He requests the audience to “Stow your dingle hoppers, kick forward, delax and enjoy this stupelicious show!”
Disney’s The Little Mermaid will run at Geauga Theater from April 20th – 23rd and May 5th – 14th, excluding April 28th – 30th. Fridays and Saturdays are at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Geauga Lyric Theater, or by calling the box office. The historic Geauga Lyric Theater is located at 101 Water Street, on the beautiful Chardon Square
Pictured In Photo: Ariel has legs! From left to right: Mayim Hamblen, Lisa Marie Castelletti, Olivia Carroll (Mer-Sisters), Samantha Dodd (Ariel), and Hannah Maxwell, Leah Van Horn, Allison Williamson (Mer-Sisters).
Photo credit: Drew Mast