Last month, I had the absolute honor to attend Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage.
This live show, capturing a classic fairy tale, was brought to us by the Anchorage Concert Association (ACA). I went with a friend, her daughter, and her niece for a night out at the theatre.
From the first few notes of the orchestra to the final curtain call, we were utterly captivated. Throughout the show, I heard happy little voices from the audience singing along. Feet were tapping, and muffled “oohs” and “ahhs” and giggles peppered the theatre.
I was mesmerized by the unique way the costume, set design, and prop departments were able to bring us below the sea. Sparkling curtains swayed, projections enhanced the story, and actors glided across the stage on roller blades, scooters, skateboards, and heelies. I can’t imagine a more unique and magical performance. The voices of the actors and actresses were strong and clear, and the costumes were perfect.
I doubt I will make any friends by siding with the sea witch, but, in my book, Ursula stole the show with her energy and dazzling tentacles! When everything was over I found myself unwilling to come back to the surface for air! I would have stayed under the sea forever. Alas, the curtain fell, Prince Eric gave one final kiss to the girl, and the spell was broken. It was a magical escape and the best girl’s night out I could have asked for. My jolly little group was all smiles and laughter on the way home.