Rocco Barbera is King Triton in Off Broad Street Players’ production of The Little Mermaid. A resident of Sewell, Rocco works as a toll collector for the Delaware River Port Authority as well as a part time server at Chiantis Restaurant. In addition, Rocco recently graduated from Rowan College at Gloucester County with a major in Theater. His hobbies include reading, singing, writing, and swimming. Rocco is no stranger to the stage: his previous Off Broad Street Player credits were Shrek in Shrek the Musical and Ensemble in Grease. He has also performed in the ensemble of Pitman Broadway Theatre’s Jekyll and Hyde and as Papa Ge in Pitman Rec Theatre’s Once on this Island.
Fans of the film may remember King Triton as the powerful King of the Sea and Ariel’s father. Beneath his imposing presence and commanding nature lurks a harried single father who will do anything to protect his daughters. In addition, the death of his wife has given him an irrational fear of humans.
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.