MAPA’s Youth and Teens Present ‘Little Mermaid’

July 5, 2016, 9:49 AM HST · Updated July 5, 9:53 AM
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MAPA's "The LIttle Mermaid." Photo credit: Peter Swanzy

MAPA’s “The LIttle Mermaid.” Photo credit: Peter Swanzy

MAPA’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp student will present eight performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid from July 15 to 24 at the ‘A‘aliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall.

As the culmination of the camp, this musical fable will capture the hearts of audience members of all ages with its irresistible songs, including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl and Part of Your World.

MAPA’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp provides more than 200 hours of intensive training in acting, dancing and singing for 71 students ages 8 to 18.

These young performers have been training and rehearsing daily under the guidance of Director Sally Sefton, Musical Director Kirsten Otterson, Choreographer Vanessa Cerrito, lead teaching Artist Kathleen Schulz, Teaching Artists Logan Heller and Eva Sikes and Stage Manager Rachel Bega.

MAPA's "The LIttle Mermaid." Photo credit: Peter Swanzy

MAPA’s “The LIttle Mermaid.” Photo credit: Peter Swanzy

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Designers for the production include set Designer Todd Van Amburgh, Lighting Designer Ricky Jones, Props Designer Kari Welch and Sound Designer Jason Pfahl.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, the show was originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions and features music by eight-time Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright.

The Little Mermaid runs eight performances only July 15 to 17 and 22 to 24.

Showtimes are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10 to $18.

Buy tickets online or call the the MAPA Box Office at (808) 244-MAPA (6272).

The ‘A‘aliʻikūhonua Creative Arts Center at Seabury Hall is located at 480 Olinda Road in Makawao.

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