Community Theatre of Greensboro presents ‘The Little Mermaid’
By: Omar Obregon-Cuebas
If you have the itch to spend time with some of your favorite characters from Disney’s pantheon, then you should go see the Community Theatre of Greensboro musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The production is based off the acclaimed underwater love tale of Ariel the daughter of King Triton the leader of Atlantis. This production of “The Little Mermaid” is set to be a special and unusual one for the Community Theatre Greensboro as it is a huge one.
The cast list features over 80 performers. The director is Mitchel Sommers with Garrett Saake as musical director and Anne Norman as choreographer. Indeed, there is an air of excitement and pride surrounding the large cast. “We have worked so hard, we are all completely invested even with a group as large as this,” said Cassandra Clare, who plays Ariel. “I find that this being my first community theatre show in a long time adds to how special I view this production.”
“What I feel makes this production special is the cast and the bonds we have built in a short period,” said Trevor Neal, who plays Sebastian. “It is a huge cast but I feel like I can talk to anybody and that we are all on the same page. It is like a family.” What further makes this production special is that it is the last show in the non-renovated Carolina Theatre. The Carolina Theatre is the only historic theatre in North Carolina, as it was built in 1927. After the Community Theatre of Greensboro finishes with “The Little Mermaid,” the Carolina Theatre will undergo a renovation.
Tickets run from $10 to $30 depending on location with VIP front row tickets being $44. Calling the Carolina Theatre box office saves you from having to pay a $3.50 online fee. The show will run June 15, 22, 23 at 7 p.m. and June 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m.