Video: Get a Sneak Peek at Muny's The Little Mermaid | Playbill

Video Video: Get a Sneak Peek at Muny's The Little Mermaid

Savy Jackson, Michael Maliakel, Nicole Parker, Christopher Sieber, and more star in the Disney musical.

The Muny production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid begins performances July 8 on the James S. McDonnell Stage in Forest Park, Missouri.

Get a sneak peek at the production, which will continue through July 16, in the rehearsal video footage above.

Directed by John Tartaglia with choreography by Patrick O’Neill and musical direction by Annbritt duChateau, the cast is led by Savy Jackson as Ariel, Michael Maliakel as Prince Eric, Nicole Parker as Ursula, Christopher Sieber as Chef Louis, Ben Davis as King Triton, Fergie L. Philippe as Sebastian, Jen Cody as Scuttle, Kennedy Kanagawa as Flotsam, Adam Fane as Jetsam, Rich Pisarkiewicz as Grimsby, and Leia Rhiannon Yogi as Flounder.

The ensemble includes Matt Dean, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Ryan Lambert, Samantha Littleford, Nathaniel Mahone, Daniel Brooks McRath, Ruben Guadalupe Medina-Perez, Michael Milkanin, Georgia Monroe, Sydni Moon, Grace Marie Rusnica, Michael Santomassimo, Gordon Semeatu, Kelly Sheehan, Cecilia Snow, and Meridien Terrell. The company also features the Muny Kid and Teen Youth Ensemble as well as the 12 selected Muny Summer Intensive participants.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid has a book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. The musical, based on Disney's 1989 animated film, was previously produced at The Muny in 2011 and 2017. The score features “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” The Broadway production played 50 previews and 685 regular performances at the Lunt-Fontanne November 3, 2007–August 30, 2009.

The creative team for the production also includes associate choreographer Bryan Thomas Hunt, scenic designer Ann Beyersdorfer, costume designer Robin McGee, lighting designer Jason Lyons, co-sound designers John Shivers and David Patridge, video designer Kate Freer, wig designer Ashley Rae Callahan, puppet designer Eric Wright, and production stage manager Sarah Azizo.

The Telsey Office is the casting partner of The Muny.

The Muny artistic staff includes Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson and Associate Artistic Director Michael Baxter. The production manager is Tracy Utzmyers, and the music supervisor is Michael Horsley.

The 2024 summer season at The Muny will continue with Fiddler on the Roof (July 19-25), Waitress (July 30-August 5), In the Heights (August 9-15), and Anything Goes (August 19-25).


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