The Poplar Pike Playhouse is going under the sea with its new musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The Broadway show will make its regional debut this spring at Germantown High School after a successful international run.
Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson’s most beloved stories, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, daughter of Triton King of the Sea, who falls in love with a human prince. To achieve her dream of being on land with him, she goes to the evil sea witch Ursula who transforms Ariel’s fins into legs in exchange for her voice. The catch, Ariel only has three days to seal the spell with a kiss from her prince. If she can’t, she becomes Ursula’s slave for eternity.
The classic fish tale comes to life on stage, but with a twist. We find out Ursula and Triton’s relationship goes deeper than in the Disney movie, but that’s not the only change. All of your favorite numbers such as Under the Sea, Part of Your World, and Poor Unfortunate Souls are in the show, as well as new songs like Positoovity, She’s In Love, and Daddy’s Little Angel. The new elements alongside the classics make for a brand new experience that is fun for the whole audience.
“Even though The Little Mermaid has been around for years, the Broadway production was just released,” said The Little Mermaid director Ashleigh Siegfried Williams. “I knew I had the perfect group of students to bring this classic Disney show to life.” Be there when the Poplar Pike Playhouse becomes the first theatre in our region to bring The Little Mermaid to life February 25th through March 12th. For more information, call the Poplar Pike Playhouse Box Office at (901) 755-7775 or visit PPP.org. To keep up with the latest news, follow the Playhouse on Facebook, Instagram (poplarpikeplayhouse), or Twitter (@ppptheatre).
The cast of The Little Mermaid includes: Raneem Imam, Evan Hoover, Sara Mayers, Alan Toney, Fred Garner, Dinah Mitchell, Caleb Suggs, Bryan Scott, Amber Allen, Kyle Bowers, Jaleyn Pearson, Jackie Kamin, Elijah Bienz, Dylan Armstrong, Summer Eggert, Kassie Kimble, Elana Leav, Keyna Crawford, Abigail Davis, Hannah Everhart, Mackenzie Kuykendoll, Scarlett Simpson, Rhomel Brown, Trevor Hardin, Rodney Mckinner, Gabriel Portillo, Christian Powell, Lundell Simmons, and Vontrell Thomas.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Ashleigh Siegried Williams. Associate director is Kirie Taylor Walz. Steve Danielson is the music director. John Hagan is the conductor. The Poplar Pike Playhouse is the theatre complex located on the campus of Germantown High School. The corporate sponsor is Landmark Community Bank.