HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. – This holiday season, Centenary Stage Company (CSC) presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Performances will run November 24 to December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center of the Centenary University campus at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown. Tickets range from $25 to $30 for adults with discounts available for students and children under 12 for select performances. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.
The production serves as CSC’s “holiday spectacular,” a family-friendly show fit for sharing with the whole family during the holiday season. The show follows the journey of Ariel, a young mermaid with an unquenchable thirst for exploration and her quest to find true love, and where she truly belongs: in the sea she’s always known or the mysterious land of the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s stories and the Disney animated film, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is a love story appropriate for all ages. The production features music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a book by Doug Wright.
The production features all of the songs from the Disney film and more, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World” all performed by a cast made up of industry professionals, Centenary University students and local actors from the community. CSC’s production will feature 16 performances throughout the run which includes a special matinee on Tuesday, December 5, at 10 a.m. for school groups as a field trip opportunity.
Families also have the opportunity to register for “Mermaid Memories” and have their child(ren) take photos with members of the cast, including Ariel, following the 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, December 2. Photos are $10 for individual children and $25 for groups of three to six. Photos will be sent digitally for families to print at home. Registration to sign up for photos will be done at intermission and following the performance and can be made in advance by calling the CSC box office.
Co-directing and choreographing this production are Lea Antolini-Lid and Michael Restaino.
Performance dates and times are Thursdays, November 30 and December 7, at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, November 24 and December 1 and 8 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, November 25 and December 2 and 9 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, November 26 and December 3 and 10, at 2 p.m.; with special additional matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 24, Wednesday November 29, Saturday December 2 and Wednesday December 6. The preview matinee performance on November 24 will also feature a special offer for Hackettstown residents with proof of address.
The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and two hours prior to performances. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown.