Striking Productions – The Little Mermaid

Come with us under the sea to see the magnificent big top at Rathwood transform into an underwater kingdom.

Ariel is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have — to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. As she knows her father, King Triton will not hear of her going to the surface, she defies him and bargains with her aunt Ursula the Sea Witch, trading her voice for the ability to be human for a few days on land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must silently gain Prince Eric’s love within three days — or lose her soul to the wicked sea witch forever.

Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.”

This is Striking Productions’ third full musical, having previously staged Sister Act and Legally Blonde, from the same production team.

VENUE: Rathwood


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