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Arlie Kidd and Kathryn Davis Sparkle as Ariel and Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

The Towne Players of Garner’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is kind of a mixed bag. Whether you will like it is dependent on what type of entertainment you are looking for. As most of you know, the plot is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 Danish fairy tale and the Disney’s 1989 animated… Read More ›

Disney’s Aladdin at DPAC Is a Sumptuous, Color-Saturated Confection of a Show

To steal a line from Aladdin, “Do you trust me?” Then trust me when I say, “Open a new tab and either buy tickets to this candy-colored feast-for-the-senses or sign up for the $25-per-ticket digital lottery and hope you get a chance to see this absolutely gorgeous show during its four-week run at the Durham… Read More ›

DPAC’s Production of Disney’s Aladdin Is a True “Magic Carpet Ride”

In 1992, the animated film Aladdin became a smash hit for Disney. Then, in 2011, it made its way onto Broadway in the form of a musical. And, proving that the story is still very much alive, it was made into a live-action film just this year. DPAC has chosen to take the musical version,… Read More ›

Diana Huey will play the title role of Ariel the mermaid Disney's The Little Mermaid on Oct. 17-22 at the Durham Performing Arts Center (photo by Mark & Tracy Photography)

Family-Friendly Fun and Magic Abound at DPAC’s Production of The Little Mermaid

Ever since the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid debuted, Ariel and Prince Eric have been household names. Now, at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), under the majestic direction of Glenn Casale, these instantly-recognizable characters are coming to life on the theatrical stage in a beautiful musical by the same name. And, while the… Read More ›

Diana Huey and Melvin Abston star as Ariel and Sebastian the crab (photo by Mark & Tracy Photography)

The Little Mermaid at DPAC Is Fun, Silly, Action-Packed, and Special Effects-Driven, But Shallow

The Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight co-production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, now playing at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story, “The Little Mermaid,” which was published in 1837. That fairytale/morality tale is as dark and damp as a Copenhagen winter: eternal damnation, unyielding pain, betrayal, blood,… Read More ›