The Little Mermaid

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center present Disney's The Little Mermaid in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences on August 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM with matinees on August 5 and 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Disney's The Little Mermaid, based on the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and the wildly popular Disney film. This musical staging is funny and fanciful based on the book by Doug Wright and score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater. Faithful to the original movie, this expanded form features the rambunctious and persuasive song Under the Sea, the romantic expectation of Kiss the Girl and that anthem to longing and belonging Part of Your World.

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl – she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager and wants what she cannot have – to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. Her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days – or lose her soul to the ambitious witch!

CAST

Ariel

Sara Golden

Prince Eric

Max Ross

Ursula

Kristen Pennington

King Triton

Jamison Miller

Sebastian

Cedrick Farmer

Scuttle

Jacob Fleck

Grimsby

Clint Thomas

Flounder

Gavyn Siebandler

Chef Louis / Pilot

Eric B. Hudnall

Aquata / Princess / Sea Creature

Andrea Mashayekhi

Allana / Princess / Sea Creature / Gull

Lauren Meyer

Adrina / Sea Creature

Shiloh Perry

Atina / Sea Creature

Hannah O'Brien

Arista / Sea Creature

Taylor Shaw

Adella / Sea Creature

Mallory Thomas

Flotsam

Ted Brightwell

Jetsam

Clayton Strohmenger

Sailor / Chef / Sea Creature

Dewey Fletcher

Sailor / Gull / Chef / Courtier / Sea Dancer

Trey Harris

Sailor / Winward / Sea Creature

K.W. Morrison

Sailor / Leeward / Courtier / Dancer

Mark Worlledge

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Emma Alley

Princess / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Susannah Atkins

Maid / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Megan Bsharah

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Adrienne Clark

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Sarah Hudnall

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Stephanie Hudnall

Sea Creature / Chef / Ensemble

Sherri Hudnall

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Ensemble

Jessica Light

Sea Creature / Chef / Dancer

Faith King

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Sarah King

Princess / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Phoebe McClanahan

Princess / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Blaine Miller

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Kim Patterson

Sea Creature / Gull / Chef / Dancer

Frannie Slotnick

Maid / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Tiara Stokes

Princess / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Mallory Szerokman

Maid / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Madasyn Warnock

Maid / Sea Creature / Ensemble

Megan Wright

DIRECTION

Director/Choreographer

Nina Denton Pasinetti

Musical Director/Conductor

David Patrick

Accompanist

John Patrick

Technical Director

Thomas P. Pasinetti