Jacob Miranda has quite a few roles, performing as a Sailor/Gull/Chef/Ensemble in Off Broad Street Players’ production of The Little Mermaid. A resident of Hopewell, Jake spends most of his time in the studio training to be a professional dancer and hopes to eventually become a dance educator. Jake will be attending Dean College in the fall where he will earn a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Dance with a concentration in teaching. The Little Mermaid is Jake’s third show with Off Broad Street Players. Jake has also been seen on stage as Candi in Rock of Ages and Peter Pan in Shrek the Musical. In the past, Jake has won the titles of Mr. Dance Xplosion, Mr. On Stage America, Mr. CRHS, and Mr. Ultimate Dance. Jake was also recognized by Paper Mill Playhouse in 2014 for his excellent ensemble work in Anything Goes at Cumberland Regional High School.
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.