BPA presents Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID May 13 - 29

BPA presents Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
May 13 – 29: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, May 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, May 13 @ 6:30 p.m.
Industry Night: Monday, May 23 @ 7:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is an unforgettable love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, and Part of Your World.

Featuring the winning artistic team that led BPA’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone last season, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is directed by Joanna Hardie, whose choreography has also been seen at BPA in Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek, The Full Monty, Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, and A Chorus Line. Josh Anderson, fresh off the sets of Amadeus, Mary Poppins, and Hair, returns to provide music direction, and Debbie Pierce – familiar for her work with Evita, Peter Pan, and Jesus Christ Superstar at Ovation! – provides choreography.

Together, this creative directing trio leads an enticing cast of newcomers and BPA veterans, including Myriah Riedel (ARIEL), Riley Donahue (PRINCE ERIC), Jasmine Joshua (URSULA), Rachel Brinn (SCUTTLE), Jesse Smith (SEBASTIAN), Matt Eldridge (GRIMSBY), Trey Field Bennett (FLOUNDER), Gregory Conn (TRITON), Joey Chapman (FLOTSAM), and Teagan Howlett (JETSAM). MERSISTERS include Barbi-Jo Smith, Jordyn Carrillo, Mikeala Karter, Tina Kirkpatrick, Alana Morrison, and Rebecca DuRivage-Jacobs, and the ENSEMBLE features Josh Williamson, Lucien Caro, Justin Silver, Job Koscho, Nicole Billies, Andrea Ogg, Aimee Budge, Paul Depew, and Dylan Moroch.

Destined to become a new favorite, Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is suitable for fun-loving, fanciful dreamers of all ages! It features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, with book by Doug Wright based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It was originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and is produced at BPA by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID appears at BPA May 13 – 29, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m., and an Industry Night will be Monday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Opening Night Reception will be Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Community Sponsor The Family of Jack Clements. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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