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STAGE TUBE: Jessica Grove Sings from North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, will soon present Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Below, watch as Jessica Grové sings 'Part of your World' on WNCN!

Based on the Disney Classic movie, Disney's The Little Mermaid, and with music by Oscar-winning Disney tunesmith Alan Menken, Disney's The Little Mermaid was nominated for two 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Original Score. The show tells the story of a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

Cast in the role of "Ariel" is Jessica Grové, who has played the role at Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Kansas City Starlight, Sacramento Music Circus and Theatre Under the Stars. Her Broadway credits include A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and LES MISERABLES, in addition to a long list of regional and national tour appearances. The production will also star Alan Mingo Jr. as "Sebastian," a role he understudied on Broadway in 2008. In the role of "Prince Eric" is Ian Parmenter in his third production at NCT, having previously appeared as Combeferre in LES MISERABLES ('14), and Munkustrap in CATS ('13).

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