DreamWrights' Presents A Family Affair with THE LITTLE MERMAID
A total of 160 people are working hard on and off the stage to bring Disney's The Little Mermaid to life at DreamWrights. This double-cast musical opens the weekend of Oct. 12 and runs through Oct. 28 with a total of 12 performances.
While many people know the story of Ariel and her journey to find love, Guest Director Andrea Unger said you should come expecting something new. Not only is the theatre set up in an alley formation which is something many DreamWrights attendees have not seen, but the company has been focused on sharing different themes with the audience.
Unger said the company has been downplaying the love between Ariel and Eric and focusing on a young woman's journey to find a place to fit in. Many of the production's themes focus on the love of parental figures and being true to oneself.
Also unique to this show aside from its size is what Unger said is a family, festival atmosphere. Unger has family members in the show, as does one of the production coordinators. Flounder's mother and sister are in the ensemble, and the stage manager roped the whole family into it.
Unger has always wanted to work on a fall musical because of the amount of support that "comes out of the woodworks," she said.
This show is for people of all ages, with diverse company members ranging from 7 years old, to teens and adults. This show will sell out, so buy tickets online at DreamWrights.org.
DreamWrights Center for Community Arts in York, Pennsylvania serves as an educational theatre and performing arts resource since 1997, and offers opportunities to build character for life. DreamWrights provides creative educational experiences through inclusive intergenerational performance and theatre arts programming. To learn more about how to participate in, or attend one of DreamWrights' upcoming productions, visit www.dreamwrights.org or Facebook.com/DreamWrights.