The Little Mermaid Jr. at CAP Theatre

The Little Mermaid Jr. at CAP Theatre


♪♪ ♪ YOU’RE WATCHING IOWA LIVE ON CW IOWA LIVE CHANNEL TWENTY THREE. GOOD MORNING, GUYS. YOU’RE WATCHING IOWA LIVE ON CHANNEL TWENTY-THREE WHERE WE LOVE TO TALK ABOUT ARTS. AND CASSIE IS TALKING ABOUT A HUGE CELEBRATION OF THE LITTLE MERMAID. AND A LOT OF YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE LIVE PRODUCTION BUT WE HAVE SOMETHING YOU NEED TO SEE. SO SO EXCITED TO HAVE SOME CHARACTERS. AND GREAT PARTIES WITH ARIAL IF YOU CAN’T TELL WITH THAT GORGEOUS RED HAIR. SO WE’RE TALKING PERFECT TIMING, 30TH ANNIVERSARY WHICH MAKES ME FEEL OLD. AND I’M LOVING THIS STORY. WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR CAP THEATER TO TELL THIS STORY. BECAUSE OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY, SOMETIMES IT’S GOOD TO CHOOSE THOSE MOMENTS FOR THE AUDIENCE TO GET EXCITED ABOUT IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY. SO LITTLE MERMAID, IT WAS A LITTLE RENAISSANCE AND IT’S FOR OUR ACTORS, THAT’S ALL THEY’VE KNOWN FOR THE ANIMATION BE RECREATED ON THE STAGE. LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT FOR FAMILIES THAT MIGHT RECOGNIZE THE TITLE LITTLE MERMAID AND KNOW THE SONGS AND THE CHARACTER, WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO SEE IT ON A STAGE IN LIVE THEATER FORM? WELL, THEATER IS ALWAYS AMAZING. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEEING LIVE ACTORS VERSUS ANIMATED. IT’S JUST AMAZING. FOR ONE THING LIFE THEATER CAN ALWAYS GO DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU EXPECT. WHEN YOU WATCH ANIMATED, IT’S THE SAME ALL OF THE TIME. WHEN YOU WERE SITTING THERE IN THE AUDIENCE, SAY THE CHARACTERS NEVER CAME TO LIFE. CAP THEATER IS INCREDIBLE ABOUT FINDING YOUNG TALENT AROUND THE AREA. HOW MANY PERFORMERS DO WE HAVE. TWENTY-EIGHT. THAT’S THE WHOLE OCEAN OF TALENT ON THE STAGE. THAT’S A VERY SMALL BACKSTAGE. TWENTY-EIGHT IS OUR MAX AND IT’S PACKED. THAT’S INTERESTING TRYING TO GET ALL TWENTY. EVERYONE IS ON STAGE READY TO GO. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ACTION PACKED AND A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON AND HIGHLIGHTING WHO WANTS TO BE A PART OF THE THEATER LIKE THIS. SO WE WANT TO GET OUT AND SUPPORT THAT. AND SPEAKING OF THE AMAZING TALENT THAT’S GOING TO BE ON THE STAGE WITH GRACE AND HANK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. WHY DID YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS PRODUCTION? I WANTED TO BE A PART OF THE PRODUCTION BECAUSE I WATCHED THE LITTLE MERMAID AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN BEING A PART OF SOMETHING I LIKE. THIS WILL BE A PART OF THE 6TH SHOW AT CAP THEATER. WHAT KEEPS BRINGING YOU BACK. WHAT KEEPS BRINGING YOU BACK. THERE’S ALWAYS A DIFFERENT CAST AND YOU JUST LIKE TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN THERE. SO YOU CAN SEE SOME WONDERFUL COSTUMES. AND GRACE, WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING TO ARIAL TO TELL THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY? WELL, I THINK I WANT TO TAKE MORE OF THE CLASSIC JUST WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF THIS ARIAL AND MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE OF MY OWN SO IT’S UNIQUE TO ME. MAYBE THERE’S LITTLE WOMEN OUT THERE THAT HAVE NOT GROWN UP WITH THIS STORY LIKE WE HAVE. TELL US WHAT MAKES THIS STORY AND WHAT ARE PEOPLE GOING TO EXPERIENCE WHEN THEY COME OUT AND SEE THIS? WELL, I LOVE THAT THERE’S A TON OF FISH AND JUST THE OCEAN EXPERIENCE. I REALLY LIKE THE OCEAN AND THE SEA. SO IT’S REALLY COOL TO BE A PART OF THE SEA WHERE I CAN DO THAT. LITERALLY LIVING UNDER THE SEA. BUT WE CAN SAY THAT THIS IS A PART OF FAMILY AND GROWING UP AND SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES OF THINGS PEOPLE CAN REFLECT ON. ABSOLUTELY. I HAVE A TEENAGER NOW AND IT’S AMAZING TO SEE THE DYNAMIC AND THE EMOTIONS THAT KING TRITAN HAVE TO WAVE THROUGH AND FIGURE OUT THOUGH DEAL WITH HAVING TEENAGERS. OH, LOOK AT THE WONDERFUL CAST AND ALL OF THE COLORS. THAT’S GOING TO TAKE YOU TO SOME AMAZING SCENES AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. AND WE’RE VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY AND RUNNING TIME AND PERFECT FOR ALL AGES. ABSOLUTELY. IT IS ABOUT RUNNING TIME OF THE PLAY ITSELF. IT’S ABOUT AN HOUR AND IT’S CLOSE TO AN HOUR AND A HALF. SO YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. BRING ALL KIDS. ABSOLUTELY. SO WHEN DO YOU GUYS OPEN? FRIDAY NIGHT AND NOVEMBER 1ST AND WE RUN THROUGH THREE SEPARATE WEEKEND. SO YEAH. IF PEOPLE ARE LOOK FOR TIMES AND TICKETS, HOW CAN THEY DO SO? THE BEST WAY TO GO IS THROUGH THE CAP THEATER.ORG. AND GET THE LITTLE MERMAID LINK. WHAT GETS YOU EXCITED ABOUT DIRECTING CAP THEATER EVERY SINGLE NIGHT? I THINK IT’S NOT JUST THE KIDS BUT THE COMMUNITY THAT COMES WITH IT. THE WONDERFUL PRODUCTION TEAM AND THEY BRING THEIR CHILDREN TO REHEARSALS AND IT’S WONDERFUL TO SEE THEM COME TOGETHER TO PUT ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS. SO WE’RE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO COME OUT AND SEE THE HARD WORK ON THE STAGE. REMIND EVERYONE WHERE THE CAP THEATER IS LOCATED. IT’S IN THE OLD DOWNTOWN THEATER, AVENUE ONE DOWNTOWN SOUTH AND YEAH, I THINK THAT’S IT. YOU KNOW EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ON YOUR WEBSITE. AND I JUST LIKE THAT SCENE A LOT. COMING OUT WITH YOUR FELLOW SENIORS AND DOING YOUR THING. HOW ABOUT YOU ARIAL, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SCENE? I LIKE DOING PART OF YOUR WORLD AND I JUST LOVE TO SING IT. ABSOLUTELY. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS PRODUCTION. EVERYTHING YOU’RE THINKING IN YOUR HEAD IS TEN TIMES AND BETTER IS SEE THIS THEATER COME TO LIFE AND SO GOOD STARTING THIS FRIDAY AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET YOUR TICKETS AND WE KNOW IT’S GOING TO SELL AS WE’RE LEADING INTO THE HOLIDAYS AND I CAN’T THINK OF A BETTER PERFORMANCE. ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE COME OUT AND SEE THE PERFORMANCE? BRING KIDS. BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY. THEY’RE SO ENTHUSED AT THE TIME IN THE MORNING. THEY’VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD. MELISSA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK. NOR DETAILS CAN BE FOUND. CHECK OUT THE TICKETS FOR THE ALTOONA REGION. RUNS ABOUT AN HOUR AND TEN SO IT’S SOMETHING THE ENTIRE FAMILY

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