The Gainesville Theatre Alliance presents a stage tour of its fall WonderQuest production Mermaid Song on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium. Get a free sneak peek behind the scenes of this play for young audiences. The stage tour is free and open to the public.
Mermaid Song will run from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. Public performances will be on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7 and 8, at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium. There will be a free meet-the-actors reception following the Sept. 30 performance and a free ice cream social following the Oct. 2 performance. On Oct. 7 and 8, there will be an Octopus’ Garden Party (a pre-show sea bash for ages 6-12; tickets sold separately).
In this classic fairy tale of love, sacrifice and discovery, a princess from beneath the waves risks everything in a strange new world of hope and adventure. Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid” – romantic, funny, and fantastical – endures on land and sea, teaching us the power of beauty of a selfless heart. Written by Gay H. Hammond and based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Rated G.
Tickets: adults and seniors $10-12; students and children $7-8, depending on seat location.
For information, call 678-717-3624 or visit www.gainesvilleTHEATREalliance.org.