FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COMING TO NEW ORLEANS
OPENING SEPT. 15 AT THE SAENGER THEATRE
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS -Take a trip under the sea with Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play Sept. 15 - 20 at the Saenger Theatre as part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2015 - 2016 season.
Proclaimed by the Houston Chronicle as "colorful entertainment, wrapped up in an attractive production," Disney's The Little Mermaid is sure to charm audiences of all ages!
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel's crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid is making its New Orleans debut. The show features all of the favorite songs like "Under The Sea" and "Part of Your World" as well as new songs written by Oscar-winning Disney composer Alan Menken, the mastermind behind productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Glen Staler and book by Doug Wright.
Tickets (starting at only $25) are available to the public beginning Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.:
• Online at BroadwayInNewOrleans.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
• Phone at (800) 982-2787.
• In person at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, 1111 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112, (504) 287-0351. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.
Photos for Disney's The Little Mermaid are available for download.
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), Houston's acclaimed non-profit musical theatre company, will kick off Disney's The Little Mermaid in Houston this September and will then co-present the production in four additional cities. After closing on Broadway in 2009, Disney's The Little Mermaid underwent two years of intensive work to fine-tune and master the production. In 2014, TUTS produced the revised version which included mesmerizing scenery, dazzling new costumes and high-flying action.
About Broadway Across America
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Finding Neverland, It Shoulda Been You, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray and The Producers. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com.
Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in the fall of 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit http://www.saengernola.com for more information.
New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.