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Directed by CMT Artistic Director Glenn Casale; Alison Woods Plays Ariel; Cast Features Several Music Circus Alums, Including Eric Kunze as Prince Eric

Take a trip under the sea with Disney’s The Little Mermaid. This fun-filled, timeless tale makes its Broadway Sacramento debut in a limited engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Feb. 2 – 7.

The production is presented by McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Mt. Beacon Productions, Inc.  It is directed by California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale, a highly respected figure in international theatre, who has directed more than 50 productions at Music Circus, including The Little Mermaid in 2012.  The cast contains several Music Circus alums, including Eric Kunze, who plays the role of Prince Eric.  The cast also features Alison Woods as Ariel, Melvin Abston as Sebastian, Jennifer Allen as Ursula, Fred Inkley as King Triton, Adam Garst as Flounder, Scott Leiendecker as Flotsam, Jeffrey Christopher Todd as Jetsam, Jamie Torcellini as Scuttle and Time Winters as Grimsby.

Tickets for The Little Mermaid range from $24 to $92.  Ticket availability is extremely limited.  For best current availability call the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, (916) 557-1999.  Evening performances are Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8:00 p.m.  Matinee performances are Thursday, Feb. 4, Saturday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2:00 p.m.

The Houston Chronicle proclaimed The Little Mermaid as “colorful entertainment, wrapped up in an attractive package,” for audiences of all ages.  The classic love story is Disney storytelling at its best. Unsatisfied with her life at sea, free-spirited young mermaid princess Ariel longs to experience the human world above.  With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

Based on Disney’s animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid features several classic songs including “Under The Sea,” “Kiss The Girl” and “Part of Your World,” as well as new songs written by Oscar-winning Disney composer Alan Menken, the mastermind behind “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas.” Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater with a book by Doug Wright.  After closing on Broadway in 2009, The Little Mermaid underwent two years of intensive work to fine-tune the production. McCoy Rigby Entertainment, in conjunction with Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), produced the revised version, which includes mesmerizing scenery, dazzling new costumes and high-flying action.

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