Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Paper Mill Playhouse, Flying Lessons

Join us ‘Under the Sea’ for a spectacular view backstage as our cast learns how to swim (or on our stage, FLY!) Disney’s The Little Mermaid will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 29 through June 30, 2013. For tickets visit www.PaperMill.org!

Paper Mill Playhouse is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, based on the classic animated film of the same title. The American premiere of this brand new production will feature a revamped script, additional songs, a new physical production and an entirely fresh interpretation of the piece. Paper Mill Playhouse’s reimagined production will play at partner theaters Kansas City Starlight and Pittsburgh CLO. Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be directed by Glenn Casale with original choreography by John MacInnis. The cast includes acclaimed Broadway performers: Nick Adams (Prince Eric), Jessica GrovĂ© (Ariel), Liz McCartney (Ursula), Alan Mingo, Jr. (Sebastian) and Edward Watts (King Triton). Disney’s The Little Mermaid will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 29 through June 30, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, June 2, at 7:00pm. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is proudly sponsored by Bank of America.

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the enchanting 1989 Disney animated film and one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. The score features the classic songs “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, “Under the Sea” composed by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be performed eight times a week, Wednesday through Sunday. Family-Friendly Performance Schedule: Wednesday at 7:00pm, Thursday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm, Friday at 7:00pm, Saturday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm and Sunday at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. Single tickets are on sale now and range from $26 to $97. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.papermill.org. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Groups of ten or more can receive up to a 40% discount on tickets and should call 973.315.1680. The theater will host a special, Autism/Sensory-friendly performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 4:00PM. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, and planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers.

Pilot Training