Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Atlantis Productions' Disney's The Little Mermaid opens Nov. 18 at Meralco Theater
Atlantis Productions stages "Disney’s The Little Mermaid," the Broadway musical based on the 1989 Disney animated film with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman. The musical, with book by Doug Wright and 10 new songs by Menken plus lyrics by Glenn Slater, runs Nov. 18-Dec. 11, 2011 at Meralco Theater, Ortigas.
Some of Disney’s most popular songs are featured in the show, including "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl" and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, "Under the Sea."
Rachelle Ann Go and Erik Santos make their professional musical theater stage debut as Ariel and Prince Eric in Atlantis' production, jointly directed by Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga.
Go was the grand winner of Viva-GMA7 "Search for a Star" competition in 2004 and won the silver medal that same year at the Shanghai Music Festival. She currently appears on GMA-7’s "Party Pilipinas."
Erik Santos won the first ABS-CBN "Star in a Million" competition in 2003, and is now a mainstay of ABS-CBN's "ASAP XV."
Other cast members include Jinky Llamanzares as Ursula, Calvin Millado as Triton and OJ Mariano as Sebastian.
Garcia and Arespacochaga were in Hawaii last year to take Asian Puppetry workshops, which will help them create many of the sea creatures.
"We are creating a 'Little Mermaid' unlike any other. It will be an exciting fusion of East meets West elements. Our underwater kingdom will be completely Asian in theme and our above water world will be Western, representing two different worlds. We will also be using traditional forms of Asian and Western puppetry including Wayang shadow play, bunraku, nang kaloung and western hand puppetry," says Garcia.
Vocal coaching by ManMan Angsico, choreography by Cecile Martinez, puppetry design and execution by Liz and Benny Batoctoy and Sam Fuentes, set design by Lex Marcos, costume design by Erik Pineda and lighting design by Jay Aranda.
For tickets/details, contact 8927078, 8401187 or visit www.atlantisproductionsinc.com.
PLUS: Previously released, Rachel Ann Go's take on Part of Your World--