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Theater spotlight: Go back under the sea with Ariel

| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Pittsburgh Musical Theater is in rehearsals for its upcoming presentation of the musical 'Disney's The Little Mermaid.' From left are Brady Patsy (Triton), Larissa Overholt (Ariel) and Ben Godley-Fisher (Flounder).
Melissa Wallace
Pittsburgh Musical Theater is in rehearsals for its upcoming presentation of the musical 'Disney's The Little Mermaid.' From left are Brady Patsy (Triton), Larissa Overholt (Ariel) and Ben Godley-Fisher (Flounder).

Pittsburgh Musical Theater will present “Disney's The Little Mermaid,” based on the hit 1989 musical film, March 15 to 25 at the Byham Theater in Pittsburgh.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved folk tale, the story introduces the audience to King Triton's youngest daughter, Ariel. In love with human Prince Eric in the world above the ocean, she bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, trading her mermaid's tail for legs and giving up her voice.

Ariel soon finds she needs help from her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Children the world over have learned the musical's songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 15 to 17, 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. March 18 and 25. Tickets are $9.25 to $54.75.

Details: 412-456-6666 or

Also showing

“Inside Passage”: Through March 25, presented by Quantum Theater, Provident Charter School chapel annex at 1400 Troy Hill Road, Pittsburgh.

“Citizens Market”: Through March 25, presented by City Theatre, Pittsburgh's South Side. 412-431-2489 or

“Up and Away”: Through April 22, presented by Pittsburgh CLO, Cabaret Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or

“Heisenberg”: Through April 8, presented by Pittsburgh Public Theater, O'Reilly Theater. 412-316-1600 or

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”: Through March 18, presented by Prime Stage, New Hazlett, Pittsburgh's North Side.

“Charlie & the Chocolate Factory”: March 16-17, presented by Greensburg Civic Theatre, Greensburg Garden Center. 724-836-7529 or

“Moby-Dick”: March 17-25, presented by Pittsburgh Opera, Benedum Center, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or

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