Wayward Players Ready to Bring ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ to Lincoln Theater Stage

Cast members of The Little Mermaid include, from left, Courtny Trader, Makayla Metzger, Charlene Barker and Tyler Weakley.

NEW MARTINSVILLE — It’s Showtime! The set is finished, the costumes are ready, and the cast is prepared for ArtsLink’s presentation of the Wayward Players’ production of “The Little Mermaid Jr.” children’s theater.

ArtsLink president Scarlet Hood said, “With a cast of nearly 40 local kids, this will be one hilariously entertaining show – everybody’s stoked!” Show times at the Lincoln Theater in downtown New Martinsville are 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3; with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4.

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. “The Little Mermaid Jr.” takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.

Tickets are on sale. Reserved seat tickets can be purchased online with a major credit card by visiting the ArtsLink website at www.artslinkwv.org. General Admission tickets will be available at the door. All tickets will also be obtainable by calling the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.

This children’s theater activity is sponsored by Ohio Valley Online. Intermission refreshments are sponsored by WesBanco, Wetzel Valley Agencies and Riggenbach Tile & Carpet. Grant funding for this program provided by Walmart with additional financial assistance from City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, Libby’s Kids Ministry, the Wetzel County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, the Actor’s Guild of Parkersburg, All Valley School of Dance, Pop Art Parties, Carter Lumber Company and Witschey’s Supermarket. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

For more information, please call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.

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