Little Mermaid Cast Spotlight: Alyssa Lopez

Alyssa Lopez as Atina

Alyssa Lopez is Atina, one of Ariel’s sisters, in Off Broad Street Players’ production of The Little Mermaid. Hailing from Millville, Alyssa is a student at George Mason University where she is studying toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity Engineering. She is currently a Junior Telecommunications Requirements Engineering Intern at SEMCON, a federal government contracting agency. Alyssa is very excited to be making her Off Broad Street Players debut. She enjoys performing and spending time with her family and dogs. Alyssa’s past performances include Millville Senior High School’s productions of Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins), Shrek the Musical (Gingy), and Beauty and the Beast (Belle).

This production of The Little Mermaid is based on the Disney film of the same name. Fans of the movie will recall with fondness the tale of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she become instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Triton’s evil witch of a sister, to experience the life she dreams of on land.

Performances will be held at the Levoy Theatre on Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 7 at 3 p.m.; Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday August 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, August 14 at 3 p.m. You can buy tickets online at www.levoy.net or in person at the box office.

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