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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker

and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions


Directed and Choreographed by Janie Scott

Music Direction by Lauren Bevilacqua

 

Plunge into the colorful depths of an undersea wonderland as the Lucie Stern stage is transformed into an aquatic playground underscored by a funky Calypso beat. From the creators of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Little Shop of Horrors, this enchanting musical features an infectious score that includes the popular songs "Part of Your World", "Under the Sea", and "Kiss the Girl". Adapted from the beloved fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen into one of Disney's most popular animated films of all time, THE LITTLE MERMAID is now a lavish theatrical spectacle you won't want to miss.

 

 

"Visually ingenious and emotionally satisfying. A musical that does justice to the lovely film from which it sprang."

- The Wall Street Journal

 

 

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PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:

Performance dates: September 17-October 2, 2016 (preview September 16)

Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays-Saturdays at 8 pm**, Sundays at 2 pm

**NO Friday evening performance on 9/30; ADDED Saturday Family Matinee performance on 10/1 at 2 pm.

 

Ticket Prices: $25-55 (Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Patrons under 30, and Military available for all performances except Preview Night)

 

Age recommendation: Appropriate for all ages. No babes in arms. Every person entering the theatre must have a ticket.

 

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

 

All performances are held at the:

Lucie Stern Theater

1305 Middlefield Road

Palo Alto, CA 93401

In cooperation with the City of Palo Alto, Community Services Department, Division of Arts and Sciences

 

For more information including details about parking, wheelchair access, and listening devices, visit our Plan Your Visit page or call 650-329-0891. To purchase 2016-17 season tickets, scroll down the the bottom of the page.

 


SPECIAL EVENTS:

"Under the Sea" Art Exhibition

Friday, September 16 - Sunday, October 2

In conjunction with THE LITTLE MERMAID, Abilities United presents the art exhibition "Under the Sea" in the Lucie Stern Theater lobby. The exhibition brings a selection of works by Abilities United artists inspired by the ocean and one of Disney's most populat animated films of all time. Featured Artists: Daniel Arroyo, Michael Broadhurst, Jazthri, Ingrid Lai and Jennifer Puthuff. For more information about Abilities United and their art program, visit abilitiesunited.org.

 

Opening Night AfterGlow Party

Saturday, September 17

Enjoy a post-show reception with drinks and appetizers while meeting the cast, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.  

 

Post-Show Talkback Series

Thursday, September 22 and Thursday, September 29

Enjoy our Talkback series with Artistic Director Patrick Klein, Stage Director Janie Scott and members of the cast following the performances, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for any performance.  

 

Family Matinee Day - Sponsored by Joey Oliva Real Estate

Saturday, October 1 - 2 pm performance

Beginning one hour before curtain, children are invited to enjoy complimentary activities and snacks (first-come, first served). Children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character or princess and enjoy pictures with cast members after the performance. The event is FREE with the purchase of a ticket to the October 1 matinee performance.

 

Players on Tap for Young Professionals

Saturday, October 1 - 8 pm performance

Eat.Drink.Connect at Players on Tap Night for young professionals (ages 21-40 yrs).  Purchase a $25 ticket and receive FREE pre-show food and drinks in the Palo Alto Players’ rehearsal hall.  Limited quantity; must be 21+. More information here.

 

CAST:

ARIEL - Cheyenne Wells

SEBASTIAN - Daniel Lloyd Pias

PRINCE ERIC - Corey Miller

TRITON - Nick Mandracchia

URSULA - Kristen Hermosillo

FLOTSAM - Jepoy Ramos

JETSAM - Joshua Lau

FLOUNDER - Drew Hope

SCUTTLE - Kevin Redrico

CHEF LOUIS - Joey McDaniel

GRIMSBY - Vic Prosak

AQUATA - Lillian Kautz

ADELLA - Katie Mazon

ALLANA - Smita Patibanda

ATINA - Sarah Bylsma

ARISTA - Danielle Williams

ANDRINA - Jennifer Gorgulho

ENSEMBLE/CO-CHOREOGRAPHER - Zendrex Llado

ENSEMBLE - Michael Cai

ENSEMBLE - Chris Cruz

ENSEMBLE - Dario Johnson

ENSEMBLE - Jason Mooney

 

PRODUCTION TEAM:

DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER - Janie Scott

MUSIC DIRECTOR - Lauren Bevilacqua

SCENIC DESIGNER - Patrick Klein

COSTUME DESIGNER - Ashley Grambow

LIGHTING DESIGNER - Ed Hunter

SOUND DESIGNER - Grant Huberty

PROPERTIES DESIGNER - Ting-Na Wang

HAIR AND MAKEUP DESIGNER - Christine Ormseth

STAGE MANAGER - Jeff Grafton

PRODUCTION MANAGER - David Murphy

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Patrick Klein

 

 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursdays, 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays. For ticket services, please call 650-329-0891. All sales are final; there are no exchanges or refunds. However, season subscribers are able to exchange at no charge. Ask our box office how you can become a season subscriber, and enjoy special perks like exchanges and discounted tickets. Will call ticket information: Tickets are available for pickup at the box office will call window one (1) hour prior to show time. U.S. mail ticket information: If requested, tickets are mailed via the U.S. Post Office First Class mail no later than seven (7) days prior to the show date. Palo Alto Players has two (2) price levels on the seating chart: PRIME and VALUE. If you have accessible seating needs or simply need assistance, please call our box office at (650) 329-0891. Thank you! Enjoy the show!