Submitted by Janel Stahr, WAC
Woodlawn Arts Academy presents its summer musical theater production, “The Little Mermaid Jr.” the weekend of June 23 at Centennial Auditorium. Tickets go on sale June 12.
The production features 46 fourth through eighth grade students from Rock Falls, Sterling, Dixon and Polo directed by Faith Morrison, Mardi Huffstutler, Jordann Langner-Fishman, Grace Wadsworth and Ashley Aurand. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24; and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25 at Centennial Auditorium. Tickets are $8 each, plus fees, and available beginning June 12 online at centennialauditorium.org. The Centennial Auditorium box office will be open for in-person sales from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday beginning June 20. Tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to performances.
Woodlawn Arts Academy is a partner agency of United Way of Whiteside and Lee counties, and programs are partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and The Chicago Community Trust.
From MTI Shows:
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
Written to flow seamlessly between land and sea, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. provides plenty of opportunities to bring these locations to life through creative movement and configurations. The fantasy of being underwater means your entire cast and crew can let their imaginations run wild.