The musical “The Little Mermaid,” a Broadway super-production inspired by the Disney movie, will be staged in Brazil for the first time at Teatro Santander on March 30th. Director and choreographer Lynne Kurdziel-Formato, who has had musical productions to her credit all around the world, will direct the Brazilian version for viewers of all ages, including both those who keep the movie in their affective memory and the new generations.
It is the first time Disney has allowed the musical to be staged in Brazil without requiring it to be a replica of the American show. IMM and Stephanie Mayorkis from EGG Entretenimento bought the rights to stage the show in Brazil with 33 actors on stage and 12 musicians, promoted by the Ministry of Culture, Mercado Livre and Mercado Pago, sponsored by Zurich Santander Seguros, Sky, Multiplus and Prevent Senior, and supported by Colgate, Drogaria São Paulo and Focus Energia.
The cast was chosen through auditions applied for by more than 2000 actors. Fabi Bang (Ariel), Tiago Abravanel (Sebastian), Rodrigo Negrini (prince Eric), Andrezza Massei (Ursula) and Lucas Cândido (Flounder) will be acting with Conrado Helt (king Triton), Fábio Yoshihara (Grimsby), Elton Towersey (Scuttle), Lucas de Souza (Flotsam), Marcelo Vasquez (Jetsam), Arízio Magalhães (Chef Louis) and others.