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StarStruck Theatre presents "The Little Mermaid Jr."

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. comes to Valhalla Theatre at Irvington High School in Fremont for one weekend only, May 24-27. The 60-minute musical, appropriate for ages five and up, is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. Presented by StarStruck Youth Performing Arts, the cast includes more than 40 teens and youth, and is directed and choreographed by Daniel J. Harper, a relative newcomer to StarStruck’s artistic staff. “We’re thrilled to be able to be one of the first youth theatre groups in the area to produce this family-friendly show,” said Lori Stokes, founder and Artistic Director of StarStruck Youth Performing Arts, who oversees this production. “We expect tickets to sell out for this Memorial Day weekend schedule of 6 shows, so don’t delay; families should buy tickets as soon as possible.” Music direction is provided by Daniel Lloyd Pias, and produced by Lori Stokes. This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. performs 6 times during the Memorial Day weekend at Valhalla Theatre, Irvington High School, 41800 Blacow Road, Fremont. Tickets, $15-18, can be purchased online: http://starstrucktheatre.org/buy-tickets/ or by calling the StarStruck Box Office, 510-659-1319 About StarStruck Youth Musical Theatre Established in 1995, Fremont-based StarStruck Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the talents and lifelong love of the performing arts among youth while entertaining the community with live musical theatre productions of uncompromising quality. Mainstage shows are presented in January and July/August at the Smith Center at Ohlone College in Fremont. Performance Schedule  Friday, May 24 @ 7:30 pm – StarStruck Reunion Night  Saturday, May 25 @ 2:00 pm – Come dressed as your favorite Disney character  Saturday, May 25 @ 7:30 pm – SuperStar reception before the show  Sunday, May 26 @ 2:00 pm  Sunday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm – Talk Back with actors after the show  Monday, May 27 @ 1:00 pm – Pictures with Ariel after the show

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