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Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr.

June 24, 2018

15588 History Lane
Petersburg, IL 62675
217-632-5440

TIME: 8pm

PRICE: $15 adults, $13 seniors, $10 children under 12

PHONE: 217-632-5440

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Theatre in the Park presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr., June 22-24 and 28-30, 8:00 p.m. Directed by Adam Power and the staff who brought you the Illinois Times Best of Springfield finalist for Aladdin, Jr. last year.  The production features more than 50 local students. Tickets go on sale April 1. For more information visit our website at theatreinthepark.net.

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Theatre in the Park, at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr., June 22-24, 28-30, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 children under 12.  Season tickets for Theatre in the Park are $120 for 10 tickets and can be used in any combination for any of the shows.  For tickets call 217.632.5440.  Order online at theatreinthepark.net.

"We had more than 150 children audition this year and the cast features 60 area performers, ages 7-18, from Springfield, Petersburgh, Pleasant Plains, Rochester, Chatham, Athens, and Williamsville," explains Adam Power, director of Disney's Little Mermaid, Jr. and the director from last year's production of Disney's Aladdin, Jr.  "With the success of the junior musical last year, Theatre in the Park wanted to continue the opportunity for kids to perform in a production that is designed for them,"

The concept of junior musicals is relatively new.  Conceived in 1996 by MTI, Broadway Junior™ musicals are condensed, author-approved versions of classic musicals, Disney favorites, and modern works, custom-tailored to the needs of young people and schools.  The music is written in keys that are appropriate for developing voices, and all shows can be expanded to accommodate as many performers as can fit on the stage.

Journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

Sponsored by Athens State Bank, The Little Mermaid, Jr. has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright. 

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the production features a "Kid's Night"with children under 12 ticket prices at $8.00 each.  The production will also feature an underwater world of fun each night prior to the performance with games and activities for chidlren starting at 7:30 p.m.

Free Pre shows are:

Friday, June 22 - 7:00 p.m. Marlee Roate, 7:20 p.m. Adam Power, Director

Saturday, June 23 – 7:00 p.m. Vocal Students of Liz Donathan; 7:20 p.m. Adam Power, Director

Sunday, June 24 – 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Menard County Singers; 7:20 p.m. Adam Power, Director

Thursday, June 28 – 7:00 p.m. Boys & Girls Club; 7:20 p.m. Adam Power, Director

Friday, June 29 – 7:00 p.m. Michael Lanham; 7:20 p.m. Adam Power, Director

Saturday, June 30 – 7: 00 p.m. Michael Lanham; 7:20 p.m. Adam Power, Director

Tickets are $15 adults, $13 seniors and $10 children under 12.  Season tickets for Theatre in the Park are $120 for 10 tickets and can be used in any combination for any of the shows.  For tickets call 217.632.5440 or order online at theatreinthepark.net.

For more information, please contact TIP's Executive Director, Kari Catton, at 217-899-9732 or send an email to info@theatreinthepark.net.

Theatre in the Park 2018 Season is an endorsed Illinois Bicentennial Commission event. 

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