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May 21, 2013 > Let 'The Little Mermaid' become part of your world

Let 'The Little Mermaid' become part of your world

Submitted By Helen Chang, Photo by Sabrina Ochoa Albright

Disney's "The Little Mermaid, Jr." comes to Valhalla Theatre at Irvington High School in Fremont for one weekend only, May 24-27. The 60-minute musical, appropriate for ages five and up, is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. Presented by StarStruck Youth Performing Arts, the cast includes more than 40 teens and youth, and is directed and choreographed by Daniel J. Harper, a relative newcomer to StarStruck's artistic staff.

"We're thrilled to be able to be one of the first youth theatre groups in the area to produce this family-friendly show," said Lori Stokes, founder and Artistic Director of StarStruck Youth Performing Arts, who oversees this production. "We expect tickets to sell out for this Memorial Day weekend schedule of six shows, so don't delay; families should buy tickets as soon as possible."

Music direction is provided by Daniel Lloyd Pias, and produced by Lori Stokes.

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award(r) winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. "The Little Mermaid, Jr." takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch, and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice.

"The Little Mermaid, Jr." performs six times during the Memorial Day weekend at Irvington High School's Valhalla Theatre. Tickets, $15-18, can be purchased online: http://starstrucktheatre.org/buy-tickets/ or by calling the StarStruck Box Office, (510) 659-1319.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.
May 24 - 27
Friday, May 24: 7:30 p.m. - StarStruck Reunion Night
Saturday, May 25: 2:00 p.m. - Come dressed as your favorite Disney character
Saturday, May 25: 7:30 p.m. - SuperStar reception before the show
Sunday, May 26: 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 26: 7:00 p.m. - Talk Back with actors after the show
Monday, May 27: 1:00 p.m. - Pictures with Ariel after the show
Valhalla Theatre
Irvington High School
41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont
(510) 659-1319
http://starstrucktheatre.org/buy-tickets/
Tickets: $15 - $18

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