Little Mermaid Sails into Winthrop Aug. 1-4

WINTHROP — The Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid” opens with a large cast at the GFW High School Auditorium, 1001 Cottonwood St, Winthrop, for five shows, on August 1, 2, & 3 at 7:30 p.m. and August 3 & 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance, call 507-276-2226 or at www.facebook.com/tbirdcommunityarts/

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.

The play is directed and choreographed by Paul Warshauer who says, “This is an amazing story for adults and kids alike. New music not included in the original animated film make this a timeless story of love and courage.”

The Musical Director is Maria Cuff, Vocal Director is Lynae Grack, Stage Manager is LaNae Schmidt, Set Construction is by Rob Gleason, set painting by Kylie Rieke.

The show is produced by Kevin Caldwell and Jennifer Thompson. Lights and sound supervision is by Nathan Thompson. Warshauer also designed the set.

The cast includes Miah Busse as Ariel, Andy Hood as Prince Erik, Gwen Ruff as Ursula the Sea Witch, Kevin Johnson as Sebastian the Crab, and Abby Rieke as Flounder.

Jason Ross as Scuttle, Michael Burns as Grimsby, Connor Burns as King Triton, and Joe Voss as Chef Louis.

The cast features Mandy Blumhoefer as Aquata, Lacee Johnson as Ariana, Heather Bakke as Adela, Miriam Henning as Allana, Kylie Rieke as Andrina, and Abigal Neuman as Arista as the Mersisters. The evil eels are played by Kelsey Odegard as Flotsam and Stephanie King as Jetsam.

The Pilot is played by Mason Neuman, Winward is Yzekiel Rendon, Leeward is Cooper Voss. The Gulls are Desirae Schmidt and Mason Neuman. The Six Singing Princesses and Sea Creatures are Mikhaela Dustin, Jada Thompson, Carley Thompson, Isabelle Voss, Nichole Long, and Brynn Busse. Sarah Black plays the Scribe of the Sea. Sailors and Courtiers are Paul Henning, Ashley Voss, Ylijah Rendon and Lydia Nachreiner. The Maids are Yzaliah Rendon, Sarah Black and Nicole Tersteeg. The Chefs are Paul Henning, Kaylee Ann Felska, Jacy Rolf-Harrell, Kalli Aden, and Audra Sjogren.

This production is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York.


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