Erik Santos – Atlantis stages Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Atlantis stages Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’
The Philippine Star
November 07, 2011

erik santosMANILA, Philippines – Atlantis Productions and Metro Bank present the highly-anticipated Broadway musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which runs from Nov. 18 to December 11 at the Meralco Theatre.

Singing champions Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos make their professional musical theater stage debut as Ariel and the Prince in The Little Mermaid.

Some of Disney’s most popular songs are featured in show — including Part of Your World, Kiss the Girl, and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, Under the Sea — by the renowned songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The stage adaptation also features 10 new songs by Menken and Glenn Slater, plus a book by Tony-winning playwright Doug Wright. It will be directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga.

Bobby Garcia says, “Rachelle Ann is a fantastic Ariel. Having worked with her for a month now, I can’t imagine anyone else playing the role. She is spunky, adventurous, kind, generous and a dreamer. She also has one of the most beautiful voices we have heard. She is a true Disney Princess. I am sure she will thrill audiences the way she has been thrilling us at rehearsals. I have known Erik since he started his career. He has an incredible singing voice that conveys the Prince’s longing and passion. I am thrilled that he is finally making his musical theatre debut.”

Riko A.S. Abdurrahman, president of Metrobank Card Corporation, says, “We are happy to be partners once again with Atlantis Productions in staging a musical that the whole family can enjoy. We look forward to more productions that showcase world-class Filipino talent!”

Metrobank cardholders can get 50 percent discount tickets to the 2 p.m. show on Saturday, Nov. 19 by submitting charge slips of at least P10,000 (Orchestra) or P5,000 (Balcony) spent anywhere.

Also in the cast are Jinky Llamanzares as Ursula, OJ Mariano as Sebastian, Calvin Millado as King Triton, Lee Viloria as Flounder, Ikey Canoy as Scuttle, Felix Rivera as Flotsam, Jamie Barcelon as Jetsam and Raymond Concepcion as Grimsby. The Manila production features a full orchestra using the original Broadway arrangements, and with choreography by Cecile Martinez, set design by Lex Marcos, costume design by Erik Pineda, lighting design by Jay Aranda, music direction by Ceejay Javier, puppetry design and execution by Liz and Benny Batoctoy and Sam Fuentes, projection design by G.A. Fallarme and vocal coaching by ManMan Angsico.

Contact Ticketworld at 891-9999 for more details. For information, call Atlantis Productions at 892-7078 or 840-1187, or visit

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