Inland Pacific Ballet returns this spring with its spectacular landmark production of The Little Mermaid, the classic tale for all ages about the young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea for love.
This colorful and engaging production combines classical ballet and creative puppetry to create a magical ocean world with a cast of delightful sea creatures, magnificent sets, and elaborate costumes. Aerial Technology and brilliant new lighting enhance the underwater illusion and bring The Little Mermaid to life in this enchanting undersea adventure.
Based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen which was then brought into pop culture by Disney animation, The Little Mermaid is a story of young love from two very different worlds. The mermaid princess leaves her underwater paradise and meets a handsome prince on the surface. As the story unfolds, she must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for her new-found love. Unlike the dark ending of the original story, this original ballet from Inland Pacific Ballet has created a surprise ending that adds to the enjoyment of the traditional tale.
The Little Mermaid has performances on the following dates:
Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside
Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, Rancho Cucamonga
Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Bridges Auditorium, Claremont.
Tickets start at $24. For reservations and information, click here.
Photo credits: E.Y. Yanagi