Little Mermaid Program

Executive Producer Hugh Hallinan 

Presents: 

THE LITTLE MERMAID

 

WRITTEN BY

PHILL HILL

 

DIRECTOR and CHOREOGRAPHER

RICKY ALTAMIRANO

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

ARON SMITH

COSTUME DESIGNER

LESLEY NEILSON-BOWMAN

SET DESIGNER

SCOTT ARONOW

LIGHTING DESIGNER

AXEL HAMMERMAN

SOUND DESIGNER

CHRIS GENSUR

THE CAST

 

LAUREN BELL

(Coral)

Lauren graduated from WCSU with a BA in Theatre Performance and Communication. New York credit: The Ancram Opera House’s, The Snow Queen (Robber Girl). Regional credits: Summer Theatre of New Canaan’s, Pippin (Ensemble, U/S Berthe),The Light Princess (Witch), and Connecticut Free Shakespeare’s, The Tempest (Ensemble, U/S Stephano). Some of her DTC credits include: Rudolph (Dasher), Sherlock Holmes (Vanessa), and The Full Monty (Pam). KCACTF nominations: Best Supporting Actress (2017-2019)

 

KAREN HANLEY

(Marina)

You’ve seen Karen on the DCT stage in Hairspray, James and the Giant Peach, Princess and the Frog, Little Witches, Joseph, and Three Pigs, among others.  Although fairly new to musical theatre, she’s performed on all kinds of stages, including CBGB’s, the All-Ireland Irish Dance Championships, and had the honor of singing an original song at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  She is also in the new Amazon Prime show Puzzled. Many thanks to cast, crew & DCT!

 

RICKY ALTAMIRANO

(Hermit)

Ricky is beyond thrilled to return to the DCT Children’s Theater. Recently he was in Legally Blonde on the main stage. Ricky is a veteran of the children’s company having been in many productions over the years as well as directing Seussical and The Wizard of Odds. He lives in New York City and has been seen off Broadway in Timmy the Great starring Lillias White and Fabulous the musical. Love and thanks to the Hallinan’s, Phill, Lesley, and Jim.

 

ANDREA PANE

(Myrtle)

Andrea is ecstatic to continue to exercise his character-acting chops in Little Mermaid! He graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut, completed a directing internship at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and has studied Commedia Dell’Arte with Antonio Fava in Italy. He’s been acting and directing with the DCT Children’s Company since 2008: recent credits include Sherlock Holmes and the Haunted Cabaret, Rudolph, Princess and the Frog, Little Witches, Dracula Goes to High School, The Christmas Elf, Goldilocks, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and more. Most recently he directed and starred in MST Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat, as well as Three Pigs. Thanks to Horacio, my family, my dogs, and my love, to Ricky for his brilliant direction, to Phill for the words, and to the Hallinans for their unwavering support!

 

ROBERT THOMAS HALLIWELL

(Caspian)

Robert has been performing on both the East and West Coasts for over two decades. Credits: RENT (Roger) at The Hollywood Performance Theater, The Glass Menagerie(Tom), Next to Normal (Gabe), Gypsy (Tulsa), and August: Osage County (Little Charles) with Two Planks Theater Company. Most Recently, Robert has been seen in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Billy Bibbit) at the New Haven Theater Company, The Downtown Cabaret’s production of Mama Mia (Sky) and Square One Theater Company’s production of Admissions (Charles Luther Mason). Locally, Robert is Artistic Director for Two Planks Theater Company’s Summer Theater Workshop programs. 

 

KAYLIN WELLER

(Bellow)

Kaylin is thrilled to be back with the Downtown Cabaret for her fourth season! Kaylin has been in ten Main Stage shows, and she has been a part of eight Children’s Theatre shows, most recently as Jenna in Three Pigs, Prancer in Rudolph, and Curly in Snow White. She recently made her choreographing debut in Three Pigs as well. Kaylin sends love and thanks to the production staff, her family, Joe, her friends and her Cabaret Theatre family. Hope everyone has a swimming time at The Little Mermaid!

 

CASEY WALSH

(Coral u/s)

Casey is thrilled to be returning to the Children’s Theatre stage as the understudy for Coral! Past credits include Rudolph (Vixen), Mamma Mia (Lisa), Sister Act (Ensemble Nun), and Legally Blonde (Margot). She would like to thank her friends, family & AJ for all of the love and support. Last but not least, thank you Phill Hill for writing another “fin-tastic” production and for believing in her. Break legs everyone!

 

 

SCENES

 

ACT I

Scene 1: Kingdom of Atlantis (Celebration)
Scene 2: Coral’s Room (Go Your Own Way)
Scene 3: The Beach (I Second That Emotion)
Scene 4: Coral’s Room (Vacation)
Scene 5: Myrtle’s Trench (Dirty Deeds, I Would Do Anything For Love)

 

ACT II

Scene 1: The Beach (I Saw Her Standing There)
Scene 2: Myrtle’s Trench (Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting)
Scene 3: Caspian’s Home (Can’t Help Falling In Love, Closer to Free)

 

PRODUCTION STAFF

 

Production Stage Manager

Joe Cardozo

Head Carpenter

Matt Eastman

Carpenter

Waldemal Rodriguez

Scenic Artist

Tamar Klausner, Kate Moncuse

Lighting Specialist

Chris Herman 

Wardrobe Supervisor

Amanda Lee

Production Assistant

Jessica Roller

Stage Hand

Eric Nesmith

 

THEATRE STAFF

 

Executive Producer

Hugh Hallinan

Producer

Susan Hallinan

Producer, Artistic Director, CCT

Phill Hill

Bookkeeper

Karen Rizzo

Box Office Manager

Gisela Gilbert

Group Sales Coordinator

Rosemary Martin Hayduk

Social Media Specialist

Robert Peterpaul

Administrative Advisor

Ashley Volkens

Public Relations and Publicity

Mikayla Petrilla

Box Office Staff

Jason Parry, Tondrea Mabins, Kaitlynn Green, Dhafir Jackson Battle

House Manager

Vicki Keiffer-Rinkerman

Concessions, Merchandise

Kena Dudac, Angel Menendez

Security

Mike Johnson

Custodial Services

Connecticut Commercial Facilities Services, LLC

Website and Graphic Design

The Bananaland