Disney’s The Little
New Musical Produced
by Dallas Summer Musicals
Coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park
13-16, Performances February 18-March 2, 2014
Dallas, TX…Based on the Disney
animated film and hit Broadway musical, Disney’s THE
LITTLE MERMAID is making its North Texas debut at the
Music Hall at Fair Park, produced by Michael A. Jenkins and
Dallas Summer Musicals. The new production features a revamped
script, additional songs, a new physical production and an
entirely fresh interpretation of the musical.
Directed by Glenn Casale with
original choreography by Glenn John MacInnis, the all-star cast
includes Nick Adams (Prince Eric), Chelsea Morgan Stock (Ariel),
Liz McCartney (Ursula), and Alan Mingo, Jr. (Sebastian).
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, with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan
Menken and his long-time collaborator, the late Howard Ashman,
it also contains new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.
The book for the musical is by Pulitzer Prize® and Tony
Award®-winning playwright Doug Wright, a native Dallasite.
“The Dallas Summer Musicals version
of Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID has never been seen
before,” said director Casale. “The script and the
structure of the piece are entirely new. Ursula and Triton
have new songs. It is a family adventure that you will
want to share with your sons and daughters.”
Glenn Casale (Director) helmed the
Broadway production of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby and
filmed by A&E. Off Broadway he directed The Property
Known as Garland, Dragapella at Studio 54.
Internationally he directed Disney’s The Little
Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
Casale’s work has been seen
throughout the U.S. in productions of Dr. Dolittle; Ballroom
starring Tyne Daly and Charles Durning; Wrestlers
starring Mark Harmon and George Clooney; From the Top
starring Carol Burnett; Camelot starring Michael York;
and The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jason Alexander.
He is artistic director for the California Musical Theater in
John MacInnis (Choreographer)
recently choreographed the European productions of Disney’s
The Little Mermaid now running in Holland, Russia and Japan.
He also choreographed Beauty and the Beast in more
than five European countries, including a touring production
currently running in Spain. In 2011 he served as associate
choreographer of the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of
Mormon. Other credits include directing and
choreographing the Olympic Medals Ceremonies at the 2002 and
2012 Winter Olympic Games. From 1999 to 2001, he directed
and choreographed the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Craig Barna (Music Director)
musically directed the Broadway productions of Peter and the
Wolf, Peter Pan, Jesus Christ Superstar, and the national
tours of Camelot, Cats, Singin’ in the Rain and
Grease. Television credits include A&E’s Peter Pan,
the 1999 Tony Awards, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Today
Show, and CBS This Morning.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
design team includes:
Scenic design by Kenneth Foy.
Foy’s credits include the Broadway productions of Candida
starring Joanne Woodward, Macbeth with Nicol Williamson,
the David Merrick production of Oh, Kay!, the 20th
anniversary production of Annie, An Evening with Jerry
Herman, and the 1989 Tony Award-winning production of
Gypsy directed by Arthur Laurents.
Costume design by Amy Clark and Mark
Koss. Clark’s design credits include Chaplin
(Broadway), On Your Toes (Encores!), Show Boat (Goodspeed),
and Monster at the Door (Alley Theatre). Koss
designed costumes for California Musical Theater’s Disney’s
The Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, and The
Lighting design by Charlie Morrison,
whose credits include Groovaloo, Grinch, Chitty Chitty Bang
Bang, Miss Saigon, Aida, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, The King
and I, Gypsy, 42nd Street, Smokey Joe’s Café, The
Who’s Tommy, Titanic, The Music Man, and many others.
Sound design by Paper Mill Playhouse
Resident Sound Designer Randy Hansen. Over the past 25
years he has designed hundreds of musicals, plays, and live
events all over the country.
Hair and wig design by Leah J. Loukas.
Loukas recently designed hair and wigs for Paper Mill’s
production of The Sound of Music. On Broadway, she
designed Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, American Idiot,
Irena’s Vow, and Shakespeare in the Park’s Into the
Paul Rubin will serve as the flying
sequence choreographer. His work was seen on Broadway in
Wicked, Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Curtains, The
Pirate Queen, Frozen, The Green Bird, Kiss Me, Kate, Dance of
the Vampires, Fiddler on the Roof and Saturday Night
Preview performances of The
Little Mermaid will be February 13-16, with official
press opening night Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m., with the
last performance Sunday, March 2. There will be eight
performances weekly. All evening performances will be held
at 7:30 p.m., and matinee performances will be at 1:30 p.m. on
Saturdays, Sundays and selected Thursdays during the show’s run.
Single tickets are priced from
$25-$90, available at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane #542
Preston Royal Shopping Center, or any Ticketmaster outlet.
Tickets are also available at
www.dallassummermusicals.org. For groups
of 10 or more, call 214-426-GROUP (4768).