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WHAT TO EXPECT
1. Flying mermaids
Yes, mermaids to fly in this show.
Thanks to Paul Rubin’s imaginative choreography, Ariel — the young mermaid princess who longs to leave her undersea world to live in the world above and falls in love with the human Prince Eric— is able to “swim.” Rubin says he often labels himself an “aerial” choreographer, but in this case thinks that might be confusing since other characters — in addition to Ariel, fly in this production as well.
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2. Beloved Disney songs
Sing along. In this show, you’ll recognize songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”
Diana Huey, who plays Ariel, says the musical version of “The Little Mermaid” is very similar to the 1989 animated musical Disney movie. “It’s all of the music everyone knows but they’ve gone deeper into the characters. A lot of magic Disney things happen in this show.”
3. Fun for the whole family
Huey says for many in the audience, the story is very nostalgic. “A lot of millennials who grew up watching the movie are now seeing it with kids who are in the age group we were when we were watching it,” she says.
WANT TO GO?
What: Disney's "The Little Mermaid," a Victoria Theatre Association Project Unlimited Star Attraction. Produced by Pittsburgh CLO & Kansas City Starlight's production
Where: Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St., Dayton
Tickets: $25 and up through Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, by calling (937) 228-3630, (toll-free) 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.
More info: victoriatheatre.com
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