(Photo credit: Margot Schulman)
When: June 22, 2016 – August 14, 2016
Where: Imagination Stage – 4908 Auburn Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814
In this faithful re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen original (not your well-known Disney production), the Little Mermaid falls in love with a human Prince, and longs to join him in his world above the waves. Despite the warnings of her Mer-family, the Little Mermaid seeks out the Enchantress who trades her pair of legs for the mermaid’s beautiful singing voice. A follow-up to the highly acclaimed The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (2012), this collaboration between Imagination Stage and The Washington Ballet features dance, puppets, music, and singing in a highly theatrical and epic style of performance. A highlight for us was the fantastic ballerinas and peaceful, serene music that went along with the play. My five-year old was entertained throughout the show. It is not your typical Disney Little Mermaid therefore he was wondering what was next and constantly seeing new things and hearing different songs he wasn’t used to.
Running time is roughly 90 minutes with no intermission.
Tickets can be purchased here. Tickets are $10.00-$35.00 each with group and field trip rates available.
Recommended for children 4+.