Florida Chautauqua Theatre presents 'Little Mermaid'

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM.

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — The Florida Chautauqua Theatre, 847 Baldwin Ave., presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the Broadway musical based on one of the most celebrated animated films of all time and winner of two Academy Awards for best original score and for best song, “Under the Sea.”

“The Little Mermaid” will thrill audiences of all ages. Forty-two local actors, ranging in age from 5 to much older than 5, will fill the stage with singing, dancing, and laughter.

In a magical kingdom fathoms below the surface, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to 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 Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

With memorable lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, classic music by Alan Menken, and a humorous book by Doug Wright, “The Little Mermaid” will thrill audiences of all ages

This beloved fairy tale will feature the spectacular costumes Florida Chautauqua Theatre patrons have come to expect from the talented costume mavens.

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” offers a wonderful opportunity to bring the entire family together for live theater at its best and to support the arts in the community.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. May 9, 10 and 11, and at 2:30 p.m. May 12.

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