Shanna Hoffman, of South Harrison, is very excited to be making her Off Broad Street Players debut as Maid/Ensemble in The Little Mermaid! Though this is her first OBSP production, she is no stranger to the stage. Previously, she has been in a production of Hairspray as Velma Von Tussle at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
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.