'The Little Mermaid' swims to South Fallsburg

Posted 12/31/69

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) will present the musical “Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’” at the Rivoli Theatre.More than just a …

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'The Little Mermaid' swims to South Fallsburg


SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) will present the musical “Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’” at the Rivoli Theatre.
More than just a visual feast, a spokeswoman said, SCDW’s rendition of this classic “combines story, song and inventive staging into something that lifts our spirits and renews our faith that theatre for children can be enjoyed by children of all ages.”
Based on the 1989 Disney film and original story by Hans Christian Andersen, the show is directed by Dawn Perneszi and choreographed by Mekayla Rayne. The fantastic costume design, the spokeswoman said, is by Heather Strauss.
The stage manager is Bunny Woloszczak and technical direction is by Grace Summa.
The story is about Ariel (Mekayla Rayne), a talented young mermaid who lives in an underwater kingdom with her powerful father, King Triton (Rich Quinn). She is the youngest of six jealous sisters (Melissa McTague, Julia Wysakinska, Anna Puleo, Allie Porter, Megan Langland and Melissa Fleckenstein).
One day, while swimming with her friend Flounder (Amber Schmidt), she notices the charming and handsome Prince Eric (Jeremy Velasquez), and falls in love with him. Ariel’s watchful eyes on the prince ultimately saves him from drowning during a storm, and before she swims away, he hears her beautiful singing voice.
Meanwhile the evil sea witch Ursula (Heather Strauss) and her cohorts Flotsam (Jean Eifert) and Jetsom (Melissa McTague) lure Ariel into a deal to trade her voice for human legs, so Ariel can be with her prince.
Watching over Ariel is King Triton’s trusty advisor, Sebastian (Kristopher Rosengrant), who is doing his best to hold it all together and guide Ariel. Meanwhile, she is being misinformed by the lovable Scuttle (Keith Prince) on how to act human.
Shows begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 12; Saturday, August 13; Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. Matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 14 and Sunday, August 21.
General admission costs $18; tickets cost $15 for seniors, students and the military.
Purchase advance tickets at www.MyRiverTickets.com.
The family rate, for groups of three or more, costs $10 per person, and is available only at the box office.
The Rivoli is located at 5243 Main St.
For more information, visit www.scdw.net.
Information contributed by the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop.

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