Disney's The Little Mermaid

The Greendale Community Theatre (GCT) invites you to become “part of their world” as it presents the Milwaukee area premier of Disney's The Little Mermaid. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its unforgettably singable songs like "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl,” and of course, "Part of Your World."

Disney’s The Little Mermaid takes place in Greendale High School’s Reiman Family Arts Wing, 6801 Southway, Greendale, WI.

Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and motion picture, this under the sea journey features mermaid Princess Ariel (and her best friends Flounder and Sebastian) as she dreams about what life would be like as a human.

The show’s director, Karl Miller, has nearly 40 years of experience performing in, directing and choreographing countless shows for companies including Skylight Music Theatre, All In Productions, UW Whitewater and Concordia University. This is his first time directing a show at GCT.  “The creative team here at Greendale is top-notch, and I am so thankful to be part of it,” Miller said.

Miller is excited about every aspect of this show, from the choreography to the special effects, and most importantly, the gifted cast. “The talent is unbelievable! Our main characters are going to rip the stage apart, the ensembles are going to do amazing things, and the vocals will blow the roof off the theater! These voices are amazing,” he said.

As a musical theatre teacher at First Stage Children’s Theatre Academy for the last 10 years, Miller is excited about putting on such a family-friendly show. “95% of my life is working with kids. So to put Ariel and friends live on stage for all to see is exciting,” he said. “I really don’t know anyone who wouldn’t enjoy this show. People should come for the outstanding set, the memorable music, but most of all, the talented cast.”

Tickets are available online at greendaletheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at (414) 817-7600. Tickets are also available at the door at GCT’s Box Office which opens at 6:00 p.m. on performance days.

If a parent wishes for their small child to sit in their lap and share their seat, the child must be below the age of 4. Babies (ages 0-1) are not permitted into performances of Greendale Community Theatre. This policy is strictly enforced out of respect for all audience members and as a courtesy to our artists.

Visit greendaletheatre.org for details and ticket information or for info on how you can help support Greendale Community Theatre.

The Cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Briana Lipor - Ariel, Marcee Dohery-Elst - Ursula, Nick Zajdel – Prince Eric, Tim Backes – King Triton, Shawn Holmes – Sebastian, Max Pickart – Flounder, Joe Richter – Scuttle, Thatcher Jacobs – Winward, Eric Welch – Flotsam, Sam Pickart – Jetsam, Tom Marks – Grimsby, Corey Richards – Chef/Pilot, Silken Amella – Atina, Maddison Underburg – Andrina, Shandon Vancaster-Price – Arista, Kayla Atadero – Allana, Jamie Mercado – Adella and Bryanna Vancaster – Aquata. Ensemble: Becky Cofta, Emily Wrobel, Cyndi Przybylski, Laura Elligen, Ben Briselden, Jacob Henry, Tyler Berard, John Poppe,

Supporting the Community
In an effort to redefine “community” theater in Milwaukee, it has become a GCT tradition to select a charity for “pass the hat” donations after each show. The selected charity for GCT’s Disney’s The Little Mermaid is the Zoological Society of Milwaukee.

Greendale Community Theatre- Redefining Community Theatre
Established in 2003, Greendale Community Theatre (GCT) has grown into one of the most reputable theatres in southeastern Wisconsin. An affiliate of the Greendale Park and Recreation Department, GCT is proud to be at the leading edge of producing contemporary musical theatre and encourages their cast, crew and patrons to be responsible active members of a strong community.

About the Zoological Society of Milwaukee
The Zoological Society of Milwaukee was established in 1910 as an informal group of community leaders who bought animals and raised funds for the Zoo. Today the Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed conserving wildlife and endangered species, educating people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and supporting the Milwaukee County Zoo. Annually, the Society contributes more than $8 million in support of the Zoo’s conservation projects, exhibits, capital projects and public-education programming. Contributions from today’s performance directly benefit the Zoological Society’s volunteer auxiliary, Zoo Pride. Annually, Zoo Pride volunteers contribute more than 53,000 hours of service to the Milwaukee County Zoo and Zoological Society in areas such as animal observation, education, events, office work, exhibit talks and much more. For more information on volunteering at the Zoo, visit zoosociety.org/Volunteer/ZooPride.

Produced by Greendale Community Theatre at Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway, Greendale, WI 53129

Performances: July 21-30, 2016

Performance Times:
Greendale. Performance dates are July 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30.  All performances are at 7:30 p.m. except for the 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 24.

Ticket Prices: Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

Call 414-817-7600 for reservations or more information.

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