Disney’s The Little Mermaid: A Splashing Success
Manila staging of the hit Broadway musical draws in crowd on its opening night!
By: Zsaris Mendioro
Both young and old converged at the Meralco Theater to see the animated movie brought to life by hit singers Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos, who play the lead roles of Ariel and Prince Eric. Together they make their stage theater debut in this musical, which also features a cast from both music and theater including Jinky Llamanzares, OJ Mariano, and Calvin Millado to name a few.
The audience got treated to familiar tunes from the Disney animated classic including “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea” combined with new songs especially created for the Broadway stage adaptation.
Rachelle Ann has that distinct Disney quality to her voice that makes her perfect for the role of Ariel, along with the rest of the cast who were also noteworthy in their respective roles.
Apart from the commendable performances, the set and production itself is a sight to behold. The eye-catchingly colorful costumes and the use of shadow puppetry offer a unique take on this stage play and are just some of the things that both kids and adults alike can look forward to. The show is directed by Bobby Garcia (In The Heights, Avenue Q) and Chari Arespacochaga (Legally Blonde, Spring Awakening).
Bring the entire family and be sure to catch Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Meralco Theater from November 18 to December 11, 2011. The show is presented by Atlantis Productions and Metrobank, with tickets on sale now! For more information, call 892-7078 or 840-1187 or visit http://www.atlantisproductionsinc.com.