Marquee Productions will present the first Bay Area production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid running December 4-13 at the historic Montgomery Theatre (271 Market Street in downtown San Jose). Tickets are now on sale at www.cmtsj.org or by calling 408-288-5437. Marquee Productions, a division of CMT San Jose–the longest thriving arts organization in Silicon Valley–made its debut in 2005 with a goal to reengage CMT alumni performers, who donate their performance time as a benefit to the organization. Now in its 48th year, CMT (Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose) is the oldest performing arts organization in San Jose. Through musical theater, CMT educates and trains today’s youth to become the artists, patrons, and citizens of tomorrow.
The Marquee Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is directed by CMT Artistic Director Kevin Hauge. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, this musical includes popular songs from the Disney movie as well as numbers written for the stage version. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for the ages unfolding in a magical kingdom, where the young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above, even as her colorful friends reveal their world under the sea.
Samantha Rose Cardenas_by Curtis Finger
Casting has just been announced and features Bay Area favorite Samantha Rose Cardenas starring as Ariel and two local CMT veterans Nic Garcia and Skyler Andrews alternating in the role of Flounder. CMT is proud to be the first local Bay Area theater company granted the rights to this production.
CMT, a nationally acclaimed theater company, was the first youth arts organization to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. That initial recognition has been followed by an unprecedented nine additional NEA grants, a distinction no other youth arts organization in the country can claim. CMT remains dedicated to providing the highest possible caliber of musical and theatrical training to children from ages 4 to 20, spanning all abilities, and stands behind its commitment to never turn a child away, regardless of financial or physical limitations. Every child who auditions for CMT participates.
Each year CMT presents a series of 10 musicals in three distinct divisions: Rising Stars (ages 6-14), Mainstage (ages 14-20) and Marquee Productions, which feature a cast of CMT alumni and working actors from the Bay Area. The two annual Marquee Productions have become a CMT tradition, highlighting the company’s full artistic potential with high-caliber professional level entertainment.
The Performance schedule for the holiday production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid playing December 4-13 at The Montgomery Theatre (271 Market Street in San Jose) is:
Friday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
(There is also a special student matinee presented on Friday December 4 at 10:00 am)
Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 13 at 1 p.m.
For tickets and more information, please visit www.cmtsj.org.