A First Time Treat for Ottawa, Disney's The Little Mermaid

October 24, 2016 12:00 PM | Kristopher Tharris (Administrator)

For the first time in Ottawa, Disney's The Little Mermaid will be presented as a fully staged production. Suzart Productions is pleased to announce that it will be offering 10 showings of The Little Mermaid this December, 2016.

Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king.

One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she become instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Triton’s evil witch of a sister, to experience the life she dreams of on land.

But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colourful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

“We are so excited to be able to present this classic love story for all ages over two weekends - which is a first for Suzart Productions as well,” exclaims Kristopher Tharris, President of Suzart Productions.

Suzart Productions will present Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, December 1-3 and 8-10, 2016 at 7:30 PM; December 3 & 4 and 10 & 11 2016 at 1:30 PM.

Tickets can be purchased at the Centrepointe Theatre box office at 613-580-2700 or online at centrepointetheatre.ca

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