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Spend the holidays with “The Little Mermaid”

Nov 09, 2017 03:19PM

JJ Luster and Haley Gagnon are Prince Eric and Ariel in The Fine Arts Association’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” -Photo by Prelude Photography.

The Fine Arts Association (FAA) invites families to spend the holidays with them for their production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”  The production opens Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 24 and runs through December 17, with performances on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

“Families will love this full-length musical version of the beloved Disney animated film,” says David Malinowski, FAA’s Roger and Anne Clapp director of performing arts.  “Attending performances at The Fine Arts Association during the holidays has become a beloved family tradition with lasting memories.”

For the few who are unfamiliar with the story, it is the enchanted tale of a young mermaid, Ariel who has fallen in love with the human world and one of its inhabitants, Prince Eric.  After striking a bargain with Ursula, the Sea Witch, Ariel can live her dream for a while, but at a precious price and with potentially dreadful consequences.   Flounder, Sebastian, Scuttle and all of Ariel’s loveable sea friends come alive in this magical production.

Sandy Kosovich Peck directs a talented cast including Haley Gagnon as Ariel, JJ Luster as Prince Eric, Emily Stack as Ursula, Jason Ferratus as King Tritan, Michael Richmond as Flounder, Kevin Terry as Sebastian and Cameron Zona as Scuttle.

For tickets, call 440-951-7500 or reserve online, Reservations are not required, but strongly recommended.  Individual tickets are $25 per adult; $23 per senior or student 11 years & up; $15 per child 10 years & under, reserved seating. Discounted tickets for groups of ten and more are available.

The Fine Arts Association is located at 38660 Mentor Avenue in Willoughby.  Safe, secure on-site parking is free.  Corning Auditorium is barrier free.

Since 1957, The Fine Arts Association has been serving the community by enhancing lives through performances, arts education, therapies, community partnerships and advocacy. For more information on the 2017-18 performance season and class schedules, visit or call 440-951-7500.