The Little Mermaid makes a splash at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville

Mary Pomykacz as Ariel.

Take a dive into local theater with the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” running at Music Mountain Theatre in Lambertville July 6 to 22.

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl — she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a king, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have — to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain for the help of Ursula the Sea Witch, with her voice the price of entry onto dry land.

Featured in the musical are the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.”

Starring as Ariel is Mary Pomykacz of Flemington, N.J., an alumnus of the company’s theatre school who now attends Elon University. She was last seen as Bonnie in the company’s production of “Bonnie and Clyde,” and is thrilled to recreate the movie she loved so much as a child.

Music Mountain Theatre will offer a relaxed performance of “The Little Mermaid” on Saturday, July 14, at 3 p.m. Often called “sensory performances,” relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that welcomes patrons with autism or sensory sensitivities. These performances are also great for very young audience members, who can have exposure to theatre without repercussions for noise or fidgeting or the “hidden social rules” often present in cultural events, according to the Theatre.

Catch “The Little Mermaid” at Music Mountain Theatre through July 22 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for students and seniors, and are available online. Funding for “The Little Mermaid” is generously provided through a symbiotic relationship with The Salt Cave @ Doylestown.


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