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Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid
a Children's Theater
CATEGORY : COMEDY CHILDREN MUSICAL


COMPANY : Blackwell Playhouse
VENUE : Blank Stage Art Space
ID# 2650

SHOWING : January 12, 2008 - February 08, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Dive into Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid". Performed by a cast ranging in age from 5 to 16 yrs, follow the Little Mermaid as she longs and seeks a life out of the water. Along the way she meets a friendly crab, two not so friendly eels, and the scariest water witch in the sea. This play for children performed by their peers is sure to enchant and delight. With an overall running time of 90 minutes it is geered for the younger theatre goer. Adults will find plenty of laughs and toe tapping musical numbers.
Admission is just $ 8.00. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun under the sun and under the sea.


CAST & CREW LIST
Producer John Christian
Choreographer Dianne Duvall
Adapted and Directed by Stephen R. Sisson
Musical Director Stephanie Taylor
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REVIEWS

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Little People Put on a "Really Big Show"
by theatremom
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
5.0
I recently took my daughter (age 8 and a "diva in her own right" to see "A LITTLE MERMAID" at the Blackwell Playhouse. In all honesty, I was not really expecting too much form a show with so young a cast ( as young as 5 as old as 16). I was absolutely enchanted with the show, its direction, and the level of performances by such young cast members. My daughter completely enjoyed herself even going so far as to sing along with the cast. Running barely and hour 1/2--the show was perfectly suited to a youner audience ( as opposed to SARA CREWE which seemed to run about 3 hours).
I cannot remember specific names but the little girl playing the SEA WITCH was a riot. She reminded me of a young Bette Middler belting out her solo with gusto worthy of a true diva (not to mention her costume was FABULOUS). Also of special note was the girl playing the Little Mermaid and the girl who played the crab. The show was staged simply but very effectively as the young cast moved the scenery from scene to scene. Lots of singing, dancing, and gorgeous costumes (maybe inspired by Mardi Gras ?? I don't know but it looked like it).
Kudos to the director(s) on such a fine show. It did my heart good to see such a young cast pull off such a big show. Atlanta needs more theatre FOR children BY children. For a wonderful afternoon take the family to see Blackwell's THE LITTLE MERMAID [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
OOPPS---I forgot to mention--- by theatremom
The other outstanding performance in LITTLE MERMAID was the Cook/Chef--she sang and danced well as was very, very funny.


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