My day started off at Wendel Clark’s, where I ate some delicious food and watched little girls pass by in their adorable Ariel costumes. This got me insanely hyped because by the time I got into the theatre I could not wait for the show to start.
Brampton Music Theatre is back at it again! The costumes, puppets and set were so colourful and they really added to the overall production. The actors brought everything to life and the show seemed to capture the essence of Disney.
As I’ve grown up, I’ve become partial to the villains in TV shows and productions for some reason. Needless to say, I was obsessed with Ursula. Her costume was amazing, as was her ability to portray the sea witch. Her first song, Daddy’s Little Angel, was one of my favourites of the show.
At this time, I’d like to give a shout out to Ursula’s “souls.” I was killing myself laughing when I first saw them dancing around. Truly the underrated stars of the show.
When Jenna DiMarco, who plays Ariel, first glided onto the stage (yes, glided – go watch the show) it was clear she embodied all that is Ariel. Her giggle, mannerisms and insanely powerful voice made her version of this character unforgettable.
“That was brilliant,” I heard a child in the audience say after DiMarco sang Part of Your World. I couldn’t agree more. I got chills almost every time she sang.
By the time Under the Sea was being performed, many children in the audience were up twirling and dancing around. It was a magical moment. This being said, I’m impressed the children were able to pay attention for the entire show. To me, this proves the ability of the actors to connect with the audience and make them feel like part of the show.
The actor who plays Sebastian was simply phenomenal. He made the audience laugh and he sounded almost exactly like Sebastian from the animated movie.
Right before the first act ended, Ariel lost her voice. I was kind of disappointed I wouldn’t get to hear her sing for the whole second half of the show. But luckily, Ariel does sing in the second act – her thoughts are portrayed through song (this could be confusing for the youngins, but I quite enjoyed it).
The second act was slightly less upbeat than the first, but it still carried its own. Some of my favourite songs included Beyond My Wildest Dreams, Les Poissons and Kiss the Girl (which seemed slower than the song in the animated movie).
When all the characters came out for the finale and Ariel and Eric were together I felt super emotional. The final song was powerful and done extremely well. During the final bow, the children in the audience were waving at the characters and I felt like my heart was going to explode. Afterwards, I had to check with my friend to make sure I wasn’t the only one having a Disney moment — I wasn’t alone.
This show really is for all ages! There’s something in it for everyone and you can still buy tickets for April 6th, 7th and 8th.