Timber Lake Playhouse Opens the 2019 Season with Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP), the premier professional summer theatre of northwest Illinois, opens its 58th Season with the Disney spectacle, The Little Mermaid.
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 one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
TLP’s Artistic Director, Paul Stancato, gives this production a ‘new look’ as Timber Lake Playhouse kicks off its 2019 season. “I want bring the ‘Disney Magic’ to this production while also making a social comment on our oceans,” Stancato says. “We’re pulling out all the stops to give our audiences the spectacle Disney shows call for, with all the singing, dancing and ‘swimming’ that goes with it.”
The Little Mermaid stars Anna Catherine Smith as the iconic Disney princess, Ariel, Conor Logan as Prince Eric, Jean Christian Barry as Sebastian, Rachel Davenport as the evil Ursula and Gabriel Mudd as the King of the Sea, King Triton. The production is directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato. The Little Mermaid opens Thursday May 30th and runs through June 16th.
Have “Lunch With Ariel” on June 1 before the matinee performance of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Enjoy lunch and talk with Ariel while you get your picture taken with your favorite Princess. The menu includes Mac and Cheese, chicken fingers, chips, fruit and pastries. Tickets for the lunch are $15. Purchase your ticket for the show separately.
Don’t miss all the exciting events at Timber Lake this summer. For more information, visit the TLP website at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at (815) 244-2035. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 – 3:00 and until intermission on show days