Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Photo Flash: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Promo Art Revealed for the Philippines - BroadwayWorld.com

Rachelle Ann Go will play Ariel in Atlantis Productions'
take on Disney's The Little Mermaid
by Oliver Oliveros, BroadwayWorld.com

Atlantis Productions Inc. (Next to Normal, In The Heights) has just released one of its first promo artworks, which shows one of its lead stars, Rachelle Ann Go, posing as the little mermaid Ariel, her mid-torso resting on a bed of corals, and her synthetic fishtail flashing in the background, for its upcoming production of Disney's The Little Mermaid running from November 18 to December 11 at Meralco Theatre.

Atlantis' take on Disney's The Little Mermaid will mark the first international production of the Broadway musical, which opened at Lunt Fontanne Theatre in New York City three years ago, and played around 700 performances.

Go and fellow recording artist Erik Santos, who will play the role of Prince Eric, Ariel's one true love, will make their professional theater debuts via this production, which according to its directors, Bobby Garcia and Chari Arespacochaga, will also attempt to incorporate Asian puppetry into its virtual under-the-sea scenes.

Cecile Martinez is choreographer; Lex Marcos is set designer; Eric Pineda is costume designer; Jay Aranda is lighting designer; Liz and Benny Batoctoy, and Sam Fuentes are puppet designers; and Manman Angsico is vocal coach. The production is made possible through a special licensing agreement with Music Theatre International.

For more information, visit www.atlantisproductionsinc.com.