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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

Benedum Center

BROADWAY’S UNDER THE SEA SPECTACULAR!
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO.   

"One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage."
- Time Magazine

Cast

DIANA HUEY (Ariel) couldn’t be more honored or excited to swim across the country and to live out this childhood dream! Regional: 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Flat Rock Playhouse, Prospect Theatre and Playwrights Horizon. TV: Leverage, The Glee Project and New Day Northwest’s theme-song singer. She is a Helen Hayes Award Winner for Best Leading Actress for Signature Theatre’s Miss Saigon. Endless thanks to this team for this incredible opportunity and her family and Andrew for their support and love! DianaHuey.com

ERIC KUNZE (Prince Eric) recent: Bruce Bechdel "Fun Home” with Lea Salonga. “The Man” Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Whistle Down the Wind (IRNE Award best actor), title character in Jesus Christ Superstar (with Carl Anderson). Broadway:  Marius in Les Misérables, Chris in Miss Saigon, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (with Jerry Lewis). Regional: Che in Evita (Los Angeles Ovation Nomination), West Side Story (Tony), Into the Woods (the Prince), title role in Pippin (LA Robbie Award), South Pacific (Lt. Cable) the title role in The Who’s Tommy in Los Angeles. Symphony appearances:  Cincinnati Pops, The Kennedy Center  The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Carnegie Hall with the New York POPS. For more information visit www.erickunze.com.

MELVIN ABSTON (Sebastian) Broadway: Sister Act. Nat’l Tour: Lion King, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Sister Act. Regional: ZACH Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, TUTS, The 5th Avenue Theatre and Goodman Theatre. Film/TV: Chastity Bites, Solace, Gotham, Raising HopeChuck, recurred on Grey’s AnatomyH+: The Digital Series and Weeds. VO: Verizon Wireless, South Park Studios and The Prince of Peace. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, prouder father to Jaron, Stevie and Krystina!

JENNIFER ALLEN (Ursula) Broadway credits include starring and co-starring roles in Bridges of Madison County, Sister Act (Mother Superior), Memphis, A Catered Affair, Cats (Grizabella), Little Me, Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide) and City of Angels. Allen has been seen in National Tours of Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Ma and Tessie Tura) and Cabaret (Sally Bowles). Regionally, she has worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Opera House and Paper Mill Playhouse. Allen makes her home in New York with her loving family, husband Rob and two gorgeous children Cedric and Frances.

STEVE BLANCHARD (King Triton) Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers. National Tours: Newsies, Little House on the Prairie, Camelot and Phantom of the Opera. Television: The Tap, Law & Order, Third Watch, Cupid, Ed, Sunset Beat, Police Story and Goody Goody. Film: In Stranger Company, Those Who Wander, When the Moon Was Twice As Big, By the Dashboard Light and Rap Master Ronnie for HBO. Original Recordings: Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein and Northbound Train.

ALLEN FITZPATRICK (Grimsby) Allen’s 10 Broadway appearances include Les Misérables, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 42nd Street, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Memphis, Driving Miss Daisy, Sweet Smell of Success, Passion and Damn Yankees. Allen was featured in five National Tours including starring as Max in Sunset Boulevard. Regional: 200 plays. Multiple TV and film roles. www.allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com 

FREDERICK HAGREEN (Jetsam) Previous credits include Assassins as John Hinckley, Jr., Pirates of Penzance and Jasper in Deadland (5th Avenue Theatre); Come From Away (Seattle Rep.); Bad Apples (ACT); Disney’s Mary Poppins and Les Misérables (Village Theatre); American Idiot and Really, Really (ArtsWest). Love to B, Kels, L-Dawg and the family.

BRANDON ROACH (Flotsam) National Tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 5th Avenue: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Regional: Tuacahn (Sister Act, Disney’s When You Wish), Surflight (The Wizard of Oz), Cd’A Summer Theatre (Mary Poppins; 9 to 5 and Hello, Dolly!). Thanks to Michael and Ellery at The Roster. Much love to friends and family.

CONNOR RUSSELL (Flounder) Quentin in October Sky (The Old Globe); Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, Hairspray Anniversary Concert, A Chorus Line (5th Avenue Theatre); Beatsville (Asolo Rep); Idaho! The Comedy Musical (The Smith Center); A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO); White Christmas (Arkansas Rep); The Who’s Tommy (Village Theatre) and Gypsy (Capital Rep). Film: Paul in The Hinterlands (IAWTV Award nomination for Best Leading Actor), Brand Upon the Brain (Toronto Film Festival/New York Film Festival), Truth Slash Fiction (SeriesFest 2016 Winner). Instagram/Twitter: @mrconnorrussell

JAMIE TORCELLINI (Scuttle) Broadway: Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), Little Johnny Jones (Standby for Donny Osmond), Me and My Girl (Standby for Jim Dale), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Man of La Mancha (Barber), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (LeFou) and the original company of Billy Elliot. Television/Film: “Law & Order,” “ER,”  “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Stuart Little,” Mrs. Santa Claus. Torcellini has also provided character voices for Disney’s Tarzan, Pocahontas and was the character model for the body of Aladdin.

KRISTINE M. BENNETT (Alana, Ensemble) National tours of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Music Man. Regional credits: The Fireside, NSMT, TUTS, The Gateway Playhouse, Paper Mill. Commercial credits: Match.com, AdoreMe.com, Citibank, Hood, Farkle, Petro and more. In her off time, Kristine loves spending time with her husband and teaching Pilates. Many thanks to Glenn, Jon, Colin, Michael, the whole Mermaid family and her own family for their constant support! Zeph 3:17 

KRISTIN BURCH (Andrina, Ensemble) Overjoyed to return to this magical show! 5th Avenue: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, How to Succeed… International Tour: West Side Story (Anybodies/ Maria u/s). Regional: Legally Blonde (Elle), Chicago (Roxie), Oliver! (Nancy). Love to Mom, Dad and her husband Matthew. SHMILY.

VENNY CARRANZA (Gull, Ensemble, Chef Understudy, Scuttle Understudy) is excited to be going “Under The Sea.” B’way: A Chorus Line, Camelot, We Will Rock You, Seussical, HAIR. Regional: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Señor Discretion Himself and others. TV/Film: “Jack and Jill,” “Scrubs.” Thanks to all the Mermaid team, Mr. Wolfe and God!

KC FREDERICKS (Gull, Ensemble, Flounder Understudy) is excited to return to the sea after originating this fantastic production. National Tours: Wicked, Cats. Regional: Paper Mill, Pittsburgh CLO, KC Starlight, Alliance Theatre, Barrington, NC Theatre, MUNY, Maltz Jupiter, Merry-Go-Round. TV/Film: Smash, Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The American Mall (MTV). Love and thanks to my wonderful husband, Matt.

MELISSA GLASGOW (Aquata, Ensemble) is thrilled to be under the sea! Favorite credits: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (TUTS/McCoy Rigby), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Theatre at Madison Square Garden), Catch Me If You Can (Moonlight Amphitheater). BFA Musical Theatre, UC-Irvine. Thanks to Glenn, John and Colin and love to my wonderful family.

SHELDON HENRY (Ensemble, Sebastian Understudy) is a native New Yorker with a BFA from The Hartt School of Music. Some of his recent/favorite credits: South Pacific national tour, 20th Anniversary Riverdance international tour, The Prom, Guys and Dolls, Dreamgirls, Central Ave Breakdown, Five Guys Named Moe, Buddy Holly, Tommy, Parade, A Christmas Carol and Show Boat. Henry is also a proud alum of Boys Choir of Harlem. He would like to thank his family, friends and wonderful agents at CarsonKolker for their continued support.

BETY LE (Ariel Double, Ensemble) is thrilled to share this magical story of Disney’s The Little Mermaid with you. For more info on her training and credits, visit betyle.com. Instagram: be_ty_le Thank you Universe for this blessing. Om Mani Padme Hum.

MICHAEL McGURK (Gull, Ensemble) Broadway: The Wedding Singer (original cast), The Music Man (original revival cast). Off-Broadway: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. National Tour: Dr. Dolittle. McGurk has performed on the Tony Awards® twice. BFA: The Boston Conservatory.

AMANDA MINANO (Adella, Ensemble, Ariel Understudy) Off-Broadway: Let Her Kick (Workshop). Touring: Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, The 5th Avenue Theatre, TUTS, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, IVRT. Love to Anthony Boyer, the Minano clan, and Max. Keep shining, you ARE enough! @amanda.minano #mermanda 

BECCA ORTS (Atina, Ensemble) is thrilled to be among this magnificent group of artists. Some favorite credits include: The Last Five Years (Cathy), Xanadu (Kira), Rocky Horror Show (Janet), Cabaret (Sally) and (Princess Fiona). Love to Kody and fam.

ROBBIE ROBY (Swing, Dance Captain) Broadway: Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Paint Your Wagon (Encores!, Cast Album). National Tours: Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Cast album), Starlight Express. Baltimore native, BS in Elementary Education from Towson University. Dare to dream!

JAMES SHACKELFORD (Ensemble, Understudy Prince Eric) is thrilled to continue with Mermaid! A native of Liberty, MO and a graduate of Oklahoma City University. Tours: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric u/s, Swing). Regional: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Sacramento Music Circus and Westchester Broadway Theatre. A Soloist with the USO Show Troupe. jamesdshackelford.com

BRIAN STEVEN SHAW (Ensemble, Flotsam/Jetsam Understudy) Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO, TUTS, 5th Avenue Theatre, McCoy Rigby, 3-D Theatricals, Disneyland. Commercial: “Frozen Fun” (Disneyland Resort). Thanks Glenn, John, Craig and Nick. Instagram: brianshaw_blue

DANE STOKINGER (Chef Louis, Pilot, Ensemble, Triton Understudy, Grimsby Understudy) Selected Regional Credits: A Christmas Story (Old Man), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lancelot), Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Caractacus Potts), Full Monty (Jerry), Trails (Mike), No Way To Treat A Lady (Morris Brummell). All my Love to Jess.

BRENNA WAGNER (Arista, Ensemble) is absolutely joyous to return to Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Seattle: 5th Avenue’s Paint Your Wagon; ArtsWest’s Violet (Violet); Village Theatre’s Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady. Regional: Arizona Theatre Company. Love to Mama and Dad. brennawagner.com

BRITTANY ZEINSTRA (Swing) Regional: Mamma Mia! (Sophie) at The Muny, How to Succeed… at TUTS, Me and My Girl. BFA from Boston Conservatory. Love to my parents and fearless sisters. BrittanyZeinstra.com

GLENN CASALE (Director) Broadway: Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby (Tony Award nomination Best Revival), which was filmed by A&E and garnered two Emmy Awards. Off-Broadway: The Property Known as Garland starring Adrienne Barbeau and Dragapella at Studio 54 (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Best Production). International: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast (Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and Russia), The Wiz. Regional: Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Little Mermaid; Ballroom; Camelot with Rachel York and Lou Diamond Phillips; Wrestlers starring Mark Harmon and George Clooney; Bingo!; From the Top starring Carol Burnett; Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning Best Musical Anything Goes starring Rachel York, Brent Barrett, Sally Struthers and Fred Willard; Camelot starring Michael York; The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jason Alexander. Television: ABC-TV’s The Faculty starring Meredith Baxter and “The Wayans Brothers.” Casale is the Artistic Director for the California Musical Theater in Sacramento.

JOHN MacINNIS (Choreographer) John choreographed Disney’s The Little Mermaid currently running in Tokyo, along with the new company that just opened in Nagoya, Japan. He also choreographed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which ran for over 10 years in five European countries. He is the associate choreographer of the new West End production of Dreamgirls and the Broadway productions of Something Rotten, Disney’s Aladdin and the 2011 Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon. He directed and choreographed the Olympic Medals Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Winter Games in Whistler B.C. Canada and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City Utah. From 1999-2001, he directed and choreographed The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Detroit and the first international production in Mexico City. MacInnis has choreographed at The Shaw Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh CLO, Theater Under The Stars, Music Theater Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, and North Shore Music Theatre.

COLIN R. FREEMAN (Musical Director/ Conductor) U.S. Regional (partial list): Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, The Andrews Brothers, Assassins, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls (1992 U.S. National Tour), Grease, GypsyHarmony, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wizard of Oz. London/West End: Chess, Cats, Fame, Children of Eden, Matador, Me and My Girl. Freeman has conducted many of the country’s leading symphony orchestras, as well as recorded for the BBC. He has worked with artists such as Michael Feinstein, Barry Manilow, Mitzi Gaynor and Rod Stewart. Freeman has an LA Alliance Ovation Stage Award for Best Musical Direction (2003). He lives happily in Palm Springs with his wife, Lorna Luft.

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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

Jun 14, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

Benedum Center

BROADWAY’S UNDER THE SEA SPECTACULAR!
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it’s a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time—or all over again with classics such as “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Part of Your World” and more! Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is produced by Pittsburgh CLO.   

"One of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage."
- Time Magazine

Cast

DIANA HUEY (Ariel) couldn’t be more honored or excited to swim across the country and to live out this childhood dream! Regional: 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Signature Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Flat Rock Playhouse, Prospect Theatre and Playwrights Horizon. TV: Leverage, The Glee Project and New Day Northwest’s theme-song singer. She is a Helen Hayes Award Winner for Best Leading Actress for Signature Theatre’s Miss Saigon. Endless thanks to this team for this incredible opportunity and her family and Andrew for their support and love! DianaHuey.com

ERIC KUNZE (Prince Eric) recent: Bruce Bechdel "Fun Home” with Lea Salonga. “The Man” Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Whistle Down the Wind (IRNE Award best actor), title character in Jesus Christ Superstar (with Carl Anderson). Broadway:  Marius in Les Misérables, Chris in Miss Saigon, Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (with Jerry Lewis). Regional: Che in Evita (Los Angeles Ovation Nomination), West Side Story (Tony), Into the Woods (the Prince), title role in Pippin (LA Robbie Award), South Pacific (Lt. Cable) the title role in The Who’s Tommy in Los Angeles. Symphony appearances:  Cincinnati Pops, The Kennedy Center  The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Carnegie Hall with the New York POPS. For more information visit www.erickunze.com.

MELVIN ABSTON (Sebastian) Broadway: Sister Act. Nat’l Tour: Lion King, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Disney's The Little Mermaid and Sister Act. Regional: ZACH Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, TUTS, The 5th Avenue Theatre and Goodman Theatre. Film/TV: Chastity Bites, Solace, Gotham, Raising HopeChuck, recurred on Grey’s AnatomyH+: The Digital Series and Weeds. VO: Verizon Wireless, South Park Studios and The Prince of Peace. Proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, prouder father to Jaron, Stevie and Krystina!

JENNIFER ALLEN (Ursula) Broadway credits include starring and co-starring roles in Bridges of Madison County, Sister Act (Mother Superior), Memphis, A Catered Affair, Cats (Grizabella), Little Me, Guys and Dolls (Miss Adelaide) and City of Angels. Allen has been seen in National Tours of Ragtime (Emma Goldman), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Ma and Tessie Tura) and Cabaret (Sally Bowles). Regionally, she has worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Opera House and Paper Mill Playhouse. Allen makes her home in New York with her loving family, husband Rob and two gorgeous children Cedric and Frances.

STEVE BLANCHARD (King Triton) Broadway: Beauty and the Beast, Camelot, A Christmas Carol and The Three Musketeers. National Tours: Newsies, Little House on the Prairie, Camelot and Phantom of the Opera. Television: The Tap, Law & Order, Third Watch, Cupid, Ed, Sunset Beat, Police Story and Goody Goody. Film: In Stranger Company, Those Who Wander, When the Moon Was Twice As Big, By the Dashboard Light and Rap Master Ronnie for HBO. Original Recordings: Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein and Northbound Train.

ALLEN FITZPATRICK (Grimsby) Allen’s 10 Broadway appearances include Les Misérables, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 42nd Street, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Memphis, Driving Miss Daisy, Sweet Smell of Success, Passion and Damn Yankees. Allen was featured in five National Tours including starring as Max in Sunset Boulevard. Regional: 200 plays. Multiple TV and film roles. www.allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com 

FREDERICK HAGREEN (Jetsam) Previous credits include Assassins as John Hinckley, Jr., Pirates of Penzance and Jasper in Deadland (5th Avenue Theatre); Come From Away (Seattle Rep.); Bad Apples (ACT); Disney’s Mary Poppins and Les Misérables (Village Theatre); American Idiot and Really, Really (ArtsWest). Love to B, Kels, L-Dawg and the family.

BRANDON ROACH (Flotsam) National Tours: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. 5th Avenue: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Regional: Tuacahn (Sister Act, Disney’s When You Wish), Surflight (The Wizard of Oz), Cd’A Summer Theatre (Mary Poppins; 9 to 5 and Hello, Dolly!). Thanks to Michael and Ellery at The Roster. Much love to friends and family.

CONNOR RUSSELL (Flounder) Quentin in October Sky (The Old Globe); Premiere of Disney’s Aladdin, Hairspray Anniversary Concert, A Chorus Line (5th Avenue Theatre); Beatsville (Asolo Rep); Idaho! The Comedy Musical (The Smith Center); A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO); White Christmas (Arkansas Rep); The Who’s Tommy (Village Theatre) and Gypsy (Capital Rep). Film: Paul in The Hinterlands (IAWTV Award nomination for Best Leading Actor), Brand Upon the Brain (Toronto Film Festival/New York Film Festival), Truth Slash Fiction (SeriesFest 2016 Winner). Instagram/Twitter: @mrconnorrussell

JAMIE TORCELLINI (Scuttle) Broadway: Cats (Mr. Mistoffelees), Little Johnny Jones (Standby for Donny Osmond), Me and My Girl (Standby for Jim Dale), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Man of La Mancha (Barber), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (LeFou) and the original company of Billy Elliot. Television/Film: “Law & Order,” “ER,”  “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Stuart Little,” Mrs. Santa Claus. Torcellini has also provided character voices for Disney’s Tarzan, Pocahontas and was the character model for the body of Aladdin.

KRISTINE M. BENNETT (Alana, Ensemble) National tours of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Music Man. Regional credits: The Fireside, NSMT, TUTS, The Gateway Playhouse, Paper Mill. Commercial credits: Match.com, AdoreMe.com, Citibank, Hood, Farkle, Petro and more. In her off time, Kristine loves spending time with her husband and teaching Pilates. Many thanks to Glenn, Jon, Colin, Michael, the whole Mermaid family and her own family for their constant support! Zeph 3:17 

KRISTIN BURCH (Andrina, Ensemble) Overjoyed to return to this magical show! 5th Avenue: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, How to Succeed… International Tour: West Side Story (Anybodies/ Maria u/s). Regional: Legally Blonde (Elle), Chicago (Roxie), Oliver! (Nancy). Love to Mom, Dad and her husband Matthew. SHMILY.

VENNY CARRANZA (Gull, Ensemble, Chef Understudy, Scuttle Understudy) is excited to be going “Under The Sea.” B’way: A Chorus Line, Camelot, We Will Rock You, Seussical, HAIR. Regional: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Señor Discretion Himself and others. TV/Film: “Jack and Jill,” “Scrubs.” Thanks to all the Mermaid team, Mr. Wolfe and God!

KC FREDERICKS (Gull, Ensemble, Flounder Understudy) is excited to return to the sea after originating this fantastic production. National Tours: Wicked, Cats. Regional: Paper Mill, Pittsburgh CLO, KC Starlight, Alliance Theatre, Barrington, NC Theatre, MUNY, Maltz Jupiter, Merry-Go-Round. TV/Film: Smash, Disney’s High School Musical 3: Senior Year, The American Mall (MTV). Love and thanks to my wonderful husband, Matt.

MELISSA GLASGOW (Aquata, Ensemble) is thrilled to be under the sea! Favorite credits: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (TUTS/McCoy Rigby), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Theatre at Madison Square Garden), Catch Me If You Can (Moonlight Amphitheater). BFA Musical Theatre, UC-Irvine. Thanks to Glenn, John and Colin and love to my wonderful family.

SHELDON HENRY (Ensemble, Sebastian Understudy) is a native New Yorker with a BFA from The Hartt School of Music. Some of his recent/favorite credits: South Pacific national tour, 20th Anniversary Riverdance international tour, The Prom, Guys and Dolls, Dreamgirls, Central Ave Breakdown, Five Guys Named Moe, Buddy Holly, Tommy, Parade, A Christmas Carol and Show Boat. Henry is also a proud alum of Boys Choir of Harlem. He would like to thank his family, friends and wonderful agents at CarsonKolker for their continued support.

BETY LE (Ariel Double, Ensemble) is thrilled to share this magical story of Disney’s The Little Mermaid with you. For more info on her training and credits, visit betyle.com. Instagram: be_ty_le Thank you Universe for this blessing. Om Mani Padme Hum.

MICHAEL McGURK (Gull, Ensemble) Broadway: The Wedding Singer (original cast), The Music Man (original revival cast). Off-Broadway: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. National Tour: Dr. Dolittle. McGurk has performed on the Tony Awards® twice. BFA: The Boston Conservatory.

AMANDA MINANO (Adella, Ensemble, Ariel Understudy) Off-Broadway: Let Her Kick (Workshop). Touring: Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, The 5th Avenue Theatre, TUTS, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, IVRT. Love to Anthony Boyer, the Minano clan, and Max. Keep shining, you ARE enough! @amanda.minano #mermanda 

BECCA ORTS (Atina, Ensemble) is thrilled to be among this magnificent group of artists. Some favorite credits include: The Last Five Years (Cathy), Xanadu (Kira), Rocky Horror Show (Janet), Cabaret (Sally) and (Princess Fiona). Love to Kody and fam.

ROBBIE ROBY (Swing, Dance Captain) Broadway: Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Paint Your Wagon (Encores!, Cast Album). National Tours: Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Cast album), Starlight Express. Baltimore native, BS in Elementary Education from Towson University. Dare to dream!

JAMES SHACKELFORD (Ensemble, Understudy Prince Eric) is thrilled to continue with Mermaid! A native of Liberty, MO and a graduate of Oklahoma City University. Tours: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Prince Eric u/s, Swing). Regional: Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Sacramento Music Circus and Westchester Broadway Theatre. A Soloist with the USO Show Troupe. jamesdshackelford.com

BRIAN STEVEN SHAW (Ensemble, Flotsam/Jetsam Understudy) Regional: Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO, TUTS, 5th Avenue Theatre, McCoy Rigby, 3-D Theatricals, Disneyland. Commercial: “Frozen Fun” (Disneyland Resort). Thanks Glenn, John, Craig and Nick. Instagram: brianshaw_blue

DANE STOKINGER (Chef Louis, Pilot, Ensemble, Triton Understudy, Grimsby Understudy) Selected Regional Credits: A Christmas Story (Old Man), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Lancelot), Wizard of Oz (Tin Man), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Caractacus Potts), Full Monty (Jerry), Trails (Mike), No Way To Treat A Lady (Morris Brummell). All my Love to Jess.

BRENNA WAGNER (Arista, Ensemble) is absolutely joyous to return to Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Seattle: 5th Avenue’s Paint Your Wagon; ArtsWest’s Violet (Violet); Village Theatre’s Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady. Regional: Arizona Theatre Company. Love to Mama and Dad. brennawagner.com

BRITTANY ZEINSTRA (Swing) Regional: Mamma Mia! (Sophie) at The Muny, How to Succeed… at TUTS, Me and My Girl. BFA from Boston Conservatory. Love to my parents and fearless sisters. BrittanyZeinstra.com

GLENN CASALE (Director) Broadway: Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby (Tony Award nomination Best Revival), which was filmed by A&E and garnered two Emmy Awards. Off-Broadway: The Property Known as Garland starring Adrienne Barbeau and Dragapella at Studio 54 (Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Best Production). International: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast (Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and Russia), The Wiz. Regional: Hunchback of Notre Dame; The Little Mermaid; Ballroom; Camelot with Rachel York and Lou Diamond Phillips; Wrestlers starring Mark Harmon and George Clooney; Bingo!; From the Top starring Carol Burnett; Los Angeles Ovation Award-winning Best Musical Anything Goes starring Rachel York, Brent Barrett, Sally Struthers and Fred Willard; Camelot starring Michael York; The Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jason Alexander. Television: ABC-TV’s The Faculty starring Meredith Baxter and “The Wayans Brothers.” Casale is the Artistic Director for the California Musical Theater in Sacramento.

JOHN MacINNIS (Choreographer) John choreographed Disney’s The Little Mermaid currently running in Tokyo, along with the new company that just opened in Nagoya, Japan. He also choreographed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which ran for over 10 years in five European countries. He is the associate choreographer of the new West End production of Dreamgirls and the Broadway productions of Something Rotten, Disney’s Aladdin and the 2011 Tony Award winning musical The Book of Mormon. He directed and choreographed the Olympic Medals Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympic Winter Games in Whistler B.C. Canada and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City Utah. From 1999-2001, he directed and choreographed The Radio City Christmas Spectacular in Detroit and the first international production in Mexico City. MacInnis has choreographed at The Shaw Festival, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh CLO, Theater Under The Stars, Music Theater Wichita, Sacramento Music Circus, and North Shore Music Theatre.

COLIN R. FREEMAN (Musical Director/ Conductor) U.S. Regional (partial list): Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, The Andrews Brothers, Assassins, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls (1992 U.S. National Tour), Grease, GypsyHarmony, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wizard of Oz. London/West End: Chess, Cats, Fame, Children of Eden, Matador, Me and My Girl. Freeman has conducted many of the country’s leading symphony orchestras, as well as recorded for the BBC. He has worked with artists such as Michael Feinstein, Barry Manilow, Mitzi Gaynor and Rod Stewart. Freeman has an LA Alliance Ovation Stage Award for Best Musical Direction (2003). He lives happily in Palm Springs with his wife, Lorna Luft.