Tickets for the pre-Broadway engagement of Disney's The Little Mermaid
— which begins performances at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Ellie Caulkins Opera House July 26 — go on sale March 18 at 10 AM ET.
Tickets, priced $20-$74 (July 26-Aug. 22) and $25-$77 (Aug. 23-Sept. 9), will be available by calling (303) 893-4100 or (800) 641-1222 or by visiting www.denvercenter.org
After its Denver run ends Sept. 9, the musical will arrive at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, current home of Disney's Beauty and the Beast
, Nov. 3 with an official opening Dec. 6.
Sierra Boggess, who currently portrays Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular
, will head the cast of the new musical in the title role. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
"In a magical kingdom beneath the sea," reads Mermaid
production notes, "a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father – the king of the sea – escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice." The musical is based on both the Disney animated film and the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Francesca Zambello will direct Mermaid
, which features songs penned by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman for the Disney film as well as 11 new tunes by Menken and Glenn Slater. Doug Wright has written the book for the musical.
The creative team also features Stephen Mear (choreography), George Tsypin (scenery), Tatiana Noginova (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Angelina Avallone (make-up design) and David Brian Brown (hair design).
For more information visit Walt Disney Theatricals on-line at www.disneyonbroadway.com