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The Little Mermaid the Musical
Feb 22 - April 26, 2020
The Sgouros & Bell production of “The Little Mermaid” originally opened on February 5, 2011 and ran through May 22, 2011 at the Players Theatre located at 115 MacDougal Street in the West Village of NYC. It was revived in 2014 & 2017
The 2020 production opens on February 22 and runs through April 26 at the Players Theatre.
DAYS & TIME: Saturday at 3p / Sunday at 11a
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Once upon a time there was a little mermaid who dreamed of the day when she would finally be old enough to explore the wonders of the world above the sea. When her turn comes, she is not disappointed. In fact she saves a young prince from drowning in a shipwreck and falls deeply in love with him. Now her longing increases, as she desires to become a mortal so she can marry her young prince; but as with all dreams, there are sacrifices. The little mermaid soon learns that getting her wish means making hard choices. She also learns how much she is willing to give up for someone she loves.
Everyone will enjoy our live percussion ensemble playing a variety of songs including "The Mermaids Ball" not to mention the beautiful sets and costumes.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet some members of the cast and artistic team. Prior to each performance, families' may participate in an arts workshop. Here the audience discovers how different art forms bring literature to life. They learn some of the movement and music from the show and create a sea creature that glows in the dark when placed on the stage. We highly recommend joining us in the workshop to get the full "Literally Alive" experience!
About Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen was born into the humblest of situations on April 2, 1805. With nothing to sustain him but sheer will and determination (much like his little mermaid), Hans left his little hometown of Odense, Denmark and headed for Copenhagen. The adventures that lie ahead were as exciting as any tale he would come to write. He managed to obtain a full education, the favor of prominent and influential society people, and the admiration of his artistic peers, all while entertaining young and old with what would become his timeless classics. He wrote a variety of plays, novels, travel articles, and stories but was best know for his children's fables. He wrote "The Little Mermaid" in 1837 and enjoyed a full a prosperous career until he died at age 70.
Hans once said "The whole world is a series of marvels, but we're so used to them that we call them everyday things!"
For the better part of two centuries, Hans Christian Andersen has continued to remind us of the everyday marvels in all our lives.