The Sunnyvale Community Players (SCP) will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid from Sept. 9 through Oct. 1. The musical is based on the 1989 hit Disney movie, which follows Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a little mermaid who lives in a magical kingdom under the sea.
Performances are at Sunnyvale Theatre, inside the Sunnyvale Community Center, 550 East Remington Drive.
SCP will take guests “Under the Sea” on Ariel’s incredible journey as she leaves her ocean home to explore the world above.
Desperate for help after falling in love with a human, Ariel makes a deal with an evil sea witch, Ursula, who promises that she will give her the legs of a human. If she can receive a kiss of true love in three days, she can remain human. If not, she will turn back into a mermaid and her soul belongs to Ursula.
This heartwarming show is filled with everyone’s favorite sea creatures who try to help Ariel achieve her goal.
The performance, written by playwright Doug Wright, features the music of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman with lyrics by Glen Slater, teaches us about love as Ariel discovers she can attain something “Beyond My Wildest Dreams.”
This fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
Performances are at 8 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday showings. 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Running time is approximately two hours, plus 15 min. intermission.
Tickets are $44 for adults and $38 for students and seniors (age 55 and older). $25 for Children 10 & under. You can buy tickets on the Sunnyvale Community Players website at www.sunnyvaleplayers.org or through the box office at (408) 475-1198.
SCP is a nonprofit organization established in 1969. It is dedicated to the preservation of the performing arts in Silicon Valley.
For the past 54 years, SCP has maintained an open-door policy, welcoming volunteers of all ages to participate in its programs as cast members, production staff, board members, and more. SCP has been especially focused on enriching the lives of children and teens through participation in the performing arts. Many of its current board members and tech crew volunteers grew up with SCP or are parents of children for whom SCP played a central role in their lives. SCP is supported in part by the City of Sunnyvale, Department of Library and Community Services.