Cameron University to present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid””’s The Little Mermaid”

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts concludes its 2018-2019 season, “Where Everything Comes Together,” with “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” The musical comedy will take place in the Cameron University Theatre from April 11-14.  The curtain goes up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $18 for adults, and $12 for senior citizens, military, Cameron faculty and staff, and non-Cameron students.  CU students and alumni receive one free admission with their CU I.D. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 580-581-2478.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the 1989 animated Disney film, “Disney's The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab, to restore order under the sea.  This enchanting tale will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Joy Christie plays the title role of Ariel. She is joined by Eric Malloy as Triton, Gracelyn Sullivan as Sebastian, and Reagan Williams as Ursula.  All are from Lawton.

Also appearing are Lawton natives Khalil Cabrera-Tosado as Prince Eric, Byron Phillips as Grimsby, Abbey Rinestine as Flotsam, Kelsey Hood as Chef Louis. Additional performers are Cole Nowlin, Anadarko, as the Pilot; Sidni Blalock, Duncan, as Jetsam; Destiny Abila, Altus, as Scuttle; and Heather Martin, Cache, as Flounder.

Playing the Mersisters and foreign princesses are Stephanie Sabol, Kasey Phillips, Ciara Renée, and Josie Smotherman, all of Lawton, and Shalyn Bowles, Geronimo.

Cast members playing sailors, sea creatures, and chefs are Aaliyah Climes, Randy Corrales, Isaiah Hernandez, Elaina Jacobson, and Dakota Weeks, Lawton; Kristopher Mayfield, Okmulgee; and Payton Williams, Comanche.

The crew for the production includes CU Stage Technician Joseph Roberts, Lawton, Sound Operator; Dakota Barbee, Walters, assistant stage manager; Corbyn Nauman, Lawton, and Samantha Eddy, Walters, Spot Light Operators; and Emily Whatley, Duke, Light Board Operator.

The running crew consists of MacEwan Sanders, Kayla Salim, Vincent Parkhurst, all of Lawton, and Joshua Tyler, Frederick.

Nina Alexandra Pebeahsy, Lawton, is designing the properties. Jacob Parkhurst, Lawton, serves as stage manager. Assistant Professor Judd Vermillion is designing the lights and scenery while Associate Professor Eric Abbott is designing the costumes and make-up.  Dr. Gregory Hoepfner, Professor, is the Music Director, and Katie Veenhuizen is the choreographer.  The production is directed by Scott Richard Klein.

Cameron’s annual musical theatre productions are supported by the Richard T. Brittingham Musical Theatre Endowed Lectureship.



April 2, 2019