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DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
April 13th - May 5th, 2018
Guthrie, Okla: The Pollard Theatre Company's re-imagined production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID splashes onto the stage April 13th - May 5th. This musical tale of a young mermaid longing for life above the waves is told through the lens of the actor bringing the show to life. THE LITTLE MERMAID is a fantasy tale for the entire family that we believe will inspire children of all ages and excite the imagination.
 
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid with a beautiful voice, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel must summon her courage and rally the help of her friends to restore order under the sea.
 
Directing together again for the first time since the Pollard 2001's production of INTO THE WOODS, W. Jerome Stevenson and Timothy Stewart have assembled a stellar cast and production team to help bring their imaginative new concept to life. "The knee jerk reaction was always 'No, the technical demands are too great'. However, as we talked about it we realized the "technical demands" were not inherent to the piece or the show's primary audience. We wanted to focus on engaging their imaginations rather than CGI and Broadway magic. It's made the show really fun to explore," explains co-director Timothy Stewart.
 
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID will run April 13th through May 5th at the Pollard Theatre. Tickets are $30 with senior, military, and student discounts available. Performances are Fridays and  Saturdays at  8:00 pm, Thursdays April 26th and May 3rd at 8:00 pm and Sundays April 22nd and 29th at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online at  www.thepollard.org, by phone, 405-282-2800 or at the Pollard Box Office at 120 W. Harrison Ave., Guthrie, Oklahoma.  The Pollard Theatre Company is produced with additional support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the Inasmuch Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Guthrie Tourism, and Guthrie NewsLeader.
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