REVIEW: Disney's The Little Mermaid at Olney Theatre Center
DC METRO THEATER ARTS • NOVEMBER 17, 2014 • BY GINA JUN
Just in time to celebrate the holiday season and experience an artistically-enriching live performance, Olney Theatre Center concludes its critically-acclaimed 76th anniversary season with the area professional premiere of the “Under the Sea” musical, Disney’sThe Little Mermaid, which opened on Saturday night with two-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Donna Migliaccio burning up the stage as the evil Ursula.
TALKIN' BROADWAY • NOVEMBER 17, 2014 • BY SUSAN BERLIN
Olney Theatre Center, in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, is presenting the area premiere of Disney's The Little Mermaid. With its sumptuous staging and sure-handed direction by Mark Waldrop, the musical is an entertaining and highly professional production that should appeal to all ages.
Howard Ashman (lyrics) and Alan Menken (music) wrote the songs for the original Disney animated musical in 1989; Ashman died of AIDS in 1991. Glenn Slater joined Menken to create additional songs for the 2007 Broadway production, with a book by playwright Doug Wright.
REVIEW: Disney's The Little Mermaid: Not Just For Girls
DESIGNER DADDY • NOVEMBER 16, 2014 • BY BRENT ALMOND
It’s difficult to fathom that 25 years have passed since The Little Mermaid ushered in the “Disney Renaissance” — with no signs of the Mouse House’s dominance of popular culture waning anytime soon. Debuting in movie theaters November 17, 1989, the film and its music went on to win two Oscars, two Golden Globes, two Grammies, and has earned over $200 million worldwide. In 2007, an adaptation of the film made its way to Broadway, bringing to life the tale of the headstrong princess and all the magic and music found under the sea.
Ariel and company have swam their way across the country and around the world, finding themselves currently on the main stage at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland.
Olney Theatre Center is a proud partner of Barrie School.
Olney Theatre Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All programs are made possible by support from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County; the Maryland State Department of Education; and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts.