Get ready to dive deep into a world of enchantment and magic as McCoy Rigby Entertainment brings “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” musical to life at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. This Broadway-caliber production splashes onto the stage with a dazzling array of costumes, brilliant choreography, and timeless songs that will captivate audiences of all ages.

The beloved tale follows Ariel, portrayed by the talented Leianna Weaver, as she dreams of living in the human world and falls in love with the handsome Prince Eric (Coleman Cummings). Ariel’s underwater journey is further enlivened by significant characters such as King Triton (Trent Mills), the overprotective father who blames humans for his queen’s demise, and the sinister sea witch Ursula (Regina Le Vert), whose dark magic tempts Ariel into making a dangerous deal.

Audiences will be mesmerized by the whimsical designs of Ariel’s finned friends, from the beloved crustacean Sebastian (Dana Orange) clad in European composer-inspired attire to the amusing seagull Scuttle (Quintan Craig) and Ariel’s loyal fish buddy Flounder (Kevin Kulp). The imaginative costumes and shimmering scales bring the underwater world to life, complemented by flowing and intricate choreographed movements that evoke the sensation of swimming and floating beneath the waves.

Beloved Disney classics like “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls” come to life with exceptional vocal performances and spirited stage presence. New musical numbers enrich the narrative, showcasing the impressive harmonies and depth of the cast, such as “She’s in Love,” featuring Ariel’s sisters and Flounder, and the touching quartet “If Only” with Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, and King Triton.

The production offers more than just a nostalgic trip under the sea; it provides additional backstory and character development. Ariel’s adventure emphasizes her aspiration to explore and live in a different world, while Prince Eric’s admiration for Ariel’s voice in his solo “Her Voice” captures the essence of his longing. However, the journey sees Ariel becoming her own hero, saving herself and her father without the need to be rescued, adding a modern twist to the classic tale.

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” runs through June 23, 2024, with select performances featuring open-captioning and talkbacks with the cast and creative team. For tickets and more information, visit or call the box office. Group, student, and military discounts are available, but remember, children under 3 are not admitted.

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