Silly Stages is presenting the Little Mermaid, a childhood classic for many, at the Regent Theatre this July.
Mansfield Entertainment artistic director, Joan Mansfield, known for Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, Next to Normal, The Laramie Project, Peter Pan, and Cinderella, is at the helm of this new production, and James Mansfield is the executive producer.
Zac Mansfield, with assistance from Shauna Cox, designs the set and projections. Previous set designs include Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, and Evil Dead: The Musical.
Other returning production team members include costume designer Marla Fitzgerald, who is also known for Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, Aladdin, and Cinderella, resident stage manager Kit Bauldry.
Music direction is by Diana Chappell, with choreography by Mathew Edmondson.
Returning performing artists include Laura Murphy and Joey McDonough, who played Sophie Sheridan and Sky, respectively, in the original Oshawa cast of Mamma Mia! in 2017.
This summer they again play opposite each other as Ariel and Prince Eric.
Other performing artists returning to the Regent Theatre stage this summer include Michael Giel as King Triton, Emilie Macaulay as Dance Captain, Julia Carrer as Ursula, Amanda Bradley as Sebastian, and Amy Sarjeant as Flounder.
Kyra Weichert and Ricardo Venturin are also in the ensemble.
Mansfield Entertainment general manager, Zac Mansfield also returns to the Regent as Scuttle.
Returning performing artists are joined by newcomers to the Regent, Jeff Hookings as Grimsby, Ryan Sutherland as Flotsam, Jeremy Cook as Jetsam, Tanner Homonko as Chef Louis, with Kaitlyn Coulter, Taela Forrest, Reid Martin, and Emma MacNeil rounding out the ensemble.
The play will run from July 9 to 14, with showings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
There will also be evening performances on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets will cost $39 for adults in row C to row H centre, and $29 for adults in rows J to V, and the sides of row H.
Kids 13 and under get in for $15. Tickets are on sale now, and are available at sillystages.com or by telephoning the theatre directly at 905-721-3399 (ext 2).
The theatre has been reconfigured, and seating capacity has been reduced to bring the audience closer to the action.
This is an extremely limited engagement and the show must close on July 14