Disney’s The Little Mermaid
- playing at Olney Theatre Centre (Olney, MD)
- dates: now through December 28, 2014
- directed by Mark Waldrop
- Roar Score: 4/5
Can you believe Disney’s The Little Mermaid is having its 25th anniversary this year? Hard to believe, I know. Ariel is all grown up.
Timed to coincide with this anniversary and capitalize on the perennial appeal of that red-headed mermaid, Olney Theatre Center in Olney, MD (about 45 minutes from both DC and Baltimore) recently launched its performance of the stage version.
Is it ok to use the word splashtastic? Probably not, but I will anyway. This production is very, very good.
Once on This Island
Last night (Thursday, April 10), Zoey and I attended a preview performance of Once on This Island at the Olney Theatre Center – a fantastic local theatre in Olney, MD, that puts on some amazing performances.
As long-time, regular supporters (and fans!) of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo and Imagination Stage in Bethesda, we’re always looking for great kid-friendly theatre in the area. Once on This Island is part of Olney’s Family Series, so we decided to give it a shot.
Boy, are we glad we did. The performance we saw was a rehearsal and only the second performance in front of an audience, but it still felt incredibly polished. The house was only about half full, so we can only hope that will change once the show officially opens this weekend.