'The Little Mermaid' Swims to Local Twin Cities Theater


A Disney classic has arrived in Chanhassen. The Little Mermaid opened on Friday, February 28 and will run until August 30, 2014 at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Here is brief description of the show from the theaters' website:
"In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on the classic Disney animated feature and originally rooted in Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairy tale, The Little Mermaid is a musical favorite for audiences of all ages. This production is sure to thrill in every way as it showcases beautiful sets, dazzling costumes and an award-winning musical score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Revel in favorites including: “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea,” “Les Poissons,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Kiss theGirl” and many more."
Tuesday through Saturday evening performances are at 8 pm (Dinner begins at 6:00); Matinees are at 1 pm on Wednesday and Saturday (Dinner at 11:00). A Sunday evening performance is also available at 6:30 pm, with dinner beginning at 4:30. Little Mermaid 2 It's always interesting to see how well-known films — especially animated ones — are able to make the transition from the big screen to the theater stage. I attended Xanadu — a re-imagining of the 1980 "cult classic" starring Olivia Newton John — at Chanhassen back in 2012. The show featured a good bit of roller-skating, funky 80's kitsch and plenty of audience involvement. I thought they did a great job using the limited space on stage creatively to provide a unique and entertaining show. Xanadu Chanhassen Just like Xanadu, I imagine The Little Mermaid will also be a lot of fun — for kids and adults alike. Author's Note to Guys: Taking your gal to a show at the theater is worth the same amount of 'romantic karma' as approximately ten movies. Ticket pricing and availability can be found on Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' website.   Photos via: Google and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres  

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