CSM’s Children’s Theatre Company Announces Cast for ‘The Little Mermaid’

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The College of Southern Maryland’s Children’s Theatre Company announces its cast for its production of “The Little Mermaid,” based on the Hans Christian Andersen classic fairytale.

On her 15th birthday Anemone, the youngest daughter of the sea king, gets to rise to the surface and see the world of man.  She rescues a handsome prince from drowning and falls in love with him.  The only problem is that Anemone is a mermaid, and the prince is human.  This conflict is the backdrop for the classic tale about love and sacrifice.

In 1989 Walt Disney™ released an animated movie version of the “Little Mermaid,” with an alternate ending, introducing the character of Ariel as the love- sick mermaid.  Emmitt Woodey, CSM’s theatre technical director, emphasizes, “This is not the Disney version of the story.  Our version is truer to the original Hans Christian Anderson story.”

CSM’s cast includes Christina Tersero of Waldorf as Anemone, Christian Harris of Saint Leonard as King Neptune, Jonathan Dean of Waldorf as Prince Theodore and Karen Smith Hupp of La Plata as the Sea Witch.

Other cast members include: Victoria Davis, Katie Hupp, Rebecca Howard, Jennifer Dillow, Jessica Gough, Emily Davis, Kenny Waters, Mikel Dever, Bailey Woodward, Alan Gowens, Jessi Stickel, Natalie Zabiegalski, Toya Brown, Marcus Stine, Tessa Silvestro, Deidra Locklear, Matt Jameson and Abby Barber. 

Additional roles include the fish and the plants.  The fish are played by: Angela Alexander, Marie Ammar, Gillianne Damasco, Sonya Falkerstein, Peyton Fort, Christopher Gibert, Hanna Gilley, Emma Gilligan, Sara Gough, Mary Ingwalson, Chloe Lateulera, Brynn Lemmon and Thomas Still.  The plants are played by: Abby Barber, Kaylin Beach, Katelyn Clark, Cat Dever, Kerri Douglas, Deanna Gilley, Rachel Gilley, Alan Gowens, Kaitelyn Hawkins, Sandy Knott, Claudia McGuire and Taylor Stark.

Performances are Jan. 23, 30 and 31 at 8 p.m., and Jan. 24, 25, 31 and Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. For information or reservations, contact the Box Office at 301-934-7828, 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext 7828, bxoffc@csmd.edu or www.csmd.edu/finearts.

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