Photo Flash: First Look - Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash at Beck Center
Join us under the sea again for Beck Center's critically acclaimed production of The Little Mermaid. Last year, this production was winner of Cleveland Critics Circle 2016 Theater Awards for Best Musical Direction, Best Projection Design, and the Rising Star Award, and recognized for Best Musical Production, Best Lighting Design, and Best Choreographer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Based on the classic fairy tale and film, The Little Mermaid begins under the sea where Princess Ariel is fascinated by the forbidden land above. Watch as she saves a human prince, loses her voice to a sea witch, and ultimately fights to gain it back. The Little Mermaid was nominated for two Tony Awards including Best Original Score and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album repeating the success of the original animated film.
Returning this year are NYC's Kathleen Rooney as Ariel, best known for her role in Paper Mill Playhouse's City of Angels, and Natalie Blalock from Broadway's The Scarlett Pimpernel and Television's Strangers with Candy. Local favorites Darryl Lewis and Shane O'Neill also return as King Triton and Price Eric. Blalock, Lewis, and Rooney appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. Under the musical direction ofLarry Goodpaster with choreography by Martín Céspedes, projection design by Adam Zeek, and spectacular costumes by Music Theatre Wichita, this year's production promises to delight.
The Little Mermaid runs tonight, December 1, through December 31, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org or call Customer Service at 216.521.2540 x10. Beck Center for the Arts is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland.
Photo Credit: Kathy Sandham
Kathleen Rooney*, Wesley Allen, J.R. Heckman, ensemble cast