Photo Flash: First Look at Pantochino Productions' FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH
Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. continues its new family musical, FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH at the Center for the Arts in Milford through May 1st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH is an original musical featuring book and lyrics by Bert Bernardi and music by Justin Rugg. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," Bernardi and Rugg have set the story in and about the halls of a high school in the early 1980's. The show features the sights, sounds, fashions and fads of the eighties, while telling the familiar tale of the mermaid who wishes for legs and life about the waves.
The cast of FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH includes members of Pantochino's ensemble company including Jimmy Johansmeyer, Mary Mannix, composer Rugg, Shelley Marsh Poggio, Andrea Pane, Maria Berte and George Spelvin. They are joined by Hannah Duffy, Jaden Bonfietti-Csvhinka, Jaxon Beirne, Cassie Gerace, Hannah Kupson and Meg Cardi. Sets for the original musical are created by Von Del Mar with lighting by Jeff Carr, costumes by Johansmeyer and sound by Nate Dobas. Jeff Therkelsen is production stage manager.
FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH plays Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 5:30pm and Sundays at 2pm through May 1st. The intimate Center for the Arts is located at 40 Railroad Avenue (in the former eastbound train depot) in Downtown Milford.
Photo Credit: Julia Gerace