Drama Geek Studios is proud to bring to the Sussex County Community College (SCCC) stage this summer the complete version of the modern fairy tale, Disney’s The Little Mermaid with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and Doug Wright’s book. Based on and adapted from a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, this show tells the epic story of wishes, love, family and the choices we make. There is something for everyone!
Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, wishes to pursue the human prince Eric to the upper world, negotiating with the wicked sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the market isn’t what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Shows of this caliber take place once a season and you don’t want to miss them! The cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is made up of residents of Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County and Middlesex County, ages 8-76! When asked why Drama Geek Studios chose to make Disney’s The Little Mermaid at that time, Artistic Director and Owner Joshua Reed had this to say, “There’s no bad time for a comedy. Disney musical and felt a show about wishes, family and dreams. coming true was exactly what people needed to see!
Tickets to Disney’s The Little Mermaid are $17 for students 17 and under; seniors 65 and over are $15. Adult tickets are $22. Performances will take place on the weekends of July 15, July 22 and July 29 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. The Saturday matinees will be interpreted by the understudy. To purchase tickets, visit dramageekstudios.com.
Drama Geek Studios is a non-profit community theater and is the theater-in-residence at Sussex County Community College, located at 1 College Hill Road, Newton.