Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Little Mermaid Tour Continues

                               Bass Hall, Austin, Texas - 9/29 - 10/4

From Houston, New Orleans, San Antonio and now Austin The Little Mermaid is playing to near capacity in every city.  I love reading comments left by fans after the shows and will share a few of them with you:

~Last night the stage came to life with such a beautiful array of talent and rhythm as though this world 'Under the Sea' has always been, yet with the vibrance and passion of a story unfolding for the very first time! Very much in credit to the charisma of Prince Eric. However, perhaps the most shining review comes from a two year old who's imagination was captivated through the entire evening! Thank you for an amazing night enjoyed with three generations of Little Mermaid enthusiast - my goddaughter, my best friend and her mother!  All the very best...Valerie

~Saw it in NO last night! Spectacular production!!...Kay

~Eric is the perfect Prince!...Michelle

~Just saw tonight's performance at Bass Hall. Mr. Kunze was impeccable in every single song and scene.   I'm so grateful to be able to see him as Prince Eric...Eri

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Little Mermaid in New Orleans

The tour of The Little Mermaid continued last week at the 2,700 seat Saenger Theatre in New Orleans.  The theater had been dormant since hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.  When the $52 million dollar restoration and tear-down began, the 1927 blueprints were found in an obscure closet and the theater has now been restored to its original glory.

The show has been selling out to near capacity in every city long before the show dates.  When we attended, the theater was filled with parents and their children, mainly little girls, quivering with excitement to see one of their favorite Disney heroines.  By the end of the show, many of them had decided they wanted to marry Prince Eric. (Perhaps some of the big girls did too...)

Saturday, September 12, 2015 Review of Houston's "Little Mermaid"

"Alison Woods does a wonderful job as the lead in the show, and her singing and acting are up to par with memories of the original cartoon Ariel. She is matched in tone by Prince Eric played by Eric Kunze who has a fine voice and sense of comedy that serves him well."

Yes, this is a show that both kids and ADULTS can enjoy.  The costumes, sets, special effects and even the pathos of the story between Ariel and her father, King Triton, are enthralling.  I, (Maggi) have seen it over a dozen times in various venues and never tire of it.  I'll be in New Orleans soon for the run Sept. 16-20.  If anyone will be there for those shows and want to have a meet and greet with Eric, let me know at