‘Little Mermaid’ makes an appealing musical

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson
Times-News correspondent

   RALEIGH — Singing seahorses and dancing fish can only mean one thing, “Disney’s Little Mermaid The Musical” is in town. Based on the original Disney movie, the play follows a mermaid named Ariel (Jessica Grove) who is infatuated by humans and the life above water. Even though her father is King Triton (Kevyn Morrow) and forbids her from going to the surface for the fear of being seen, she never stops.
She continues to see a boy named Prince Eric (Ian Parmenter) and falls in love with him.
   Since she is a mermaid, she thinks they will never be together until her evil Aunt Ursula (Ellen Harvey) makes her a deal, sells her voice for three days as a human. If Prince Eric doesn’t kiss her by the third day, she will become a slave of Ursula’s forever. What happens next is for you to find out.
Throughout the play Ariel also is accompanied by the hilarious Flounder (Joseph Gaitens) and Sebastian (Alan Mingo Jr.). This play is great for all ages, but younger kids may be scared by the pyrotechnics.
It is being performed at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 500 Fayetteville St., now through Sunday and tickets range from $25 to $81. For more information or to get tickets visit www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com.

Zoie Nelson is a rising sophomore at Williams High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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