Meet the Cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Meet the Cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid2018-07-09T14:15:30+00:00

The Fireside auditions and hires professional singers, dancers and actors from all over the United States. Many come with Broadway and National Tour experience. All of them come with great talent and a passion for their craft.

Chandler Reeves (Ariel) is excited to be making her Fireside debut (and getting to spend the summer as a mermaid… YAY!). Other favorite credits include: UNLOCK’D (Off-Broadway), SWEENEY TODD with the New York Philharmonic (Johanna cover), TIM AND SCROOGE (Westchester Broadway Theatre), THE FANTASTICKS (Luisa), SMILE, THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ PROJECT. Proud Pace University Alum! Many thanks to the beautiful cast and creative team, The Price Group, and my totally awesome family. Proverbs 31:25

Mark LaDuke (Prince Eric) is excited to join his first show at The Fireside! He’s from Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013. He was a top 50 contestant on AMERICAN IDOL (2013), toured internationally with LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical, and will be joining the cast of ROCK OF AGES for their upcoming National Tour. He thanks his family, friends, and Klump crew for their support, as well as Ed and the creative team for making this an incredible experience. Instagram: MARKLADUKE

Terrance Martin (Sebastian) is grateful to be back at The Fireside where he was last seen in MAMMA MIA (Eddie), Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and other amazing productions. Also: HAZEL A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA at Drury Lane; WONDERFUL TOWN at the Goodman Theatre; CATS (Mr. Mistoffelees) and IN THE HEIGHTS at The Paramount; Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Georgia native, proud Equity Member, BFA from The University of the Arts. Thank you to my support team! Instagram: terrance_martin

Laura Cable (Ursula) is delighted to be under the sea after five years ON the sea with some other delightfully evil villains with Disney Cruise Line. National Tours: CATS and DAMN YANKEES. Favorite Regional: THE 39 STEPS, MARY POPPINS, VICTOR/VICTORIA, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Thank you, Ed, for the chance to play this dream role with a dream team! Love to Mark and the Cables. And endless praise to God for this grand adventure!

Michael Haws (Grimsby) Michael’s recent favorite roles here: Pulitzer in NEWSIES; Maurice in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Monsignor O’Hara in SISTER ACT; Clarence in A WONDERFUL LIFE; Jim in ALL SHOOK UP; Doc in WEST SIDE STORY; Thenardier in LES MISERABLES; The Wizard in THE WIZARD OF OZ. Other theatres: Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane E.P., Light Opera Works, Beef & Boards, Fulton Musical Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square. JOKE: Why won’t Sebastian the crab lend Ariel money? ANSWER: He’s a little shellfish.

Amanda Sylvia (Flounder) is thrilled to be back after making her debut here in 42ND STREET! Favorite credits: The National Tour of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (Alexander), PETER PAN (Peter), LITTLE WOMEN (Amy), and WEST SIDE STORY (Anybodys). Amanda holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from California State University, Fullerton and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. She sincerely thanks Ed Flesch for another wonderful opportunity and sends much love to her ever-supportive family, friends, and MTF13RCE!

Brendan Malafronte (Scuttle, Chef Louis) is all aflutter to be back at The Fireside! Most recently seen as Bert Barry in 42ND STREET. Favorite credits: Disney Cruise Line (Bert, Lumiere), ANNIE National Tour (Bert Healy), THE PRODUCERS (Leo Bloom), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Cosmo), THE 39 STEPS (Clown 2). Thanks go out to his parents, Alice and Bob, for their support, Andrea Dotto for her love, and Ed for loaning him the Bob Hope/Bing Crosby “On the Road” movies. @thegreatestbrendini

Collin Sanderson (Flotsam) is ecstatic to be returning to The Fireside for another Disney musical, having just appeared as Buttons in NEWSIES. Favorite credits: Mick in LYSISTRATA JONES (Refuge Theatre Project); Lucas in THE ADDAMS FAMILY (LTOTS); Hans in Cabaret (TATC); and Pirate Lennon in PETER PAN: A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS (Lythgoe Family Panto). BFA in Musical Theatre from CCPA. Proud AEA Member. Much love and thanks to God and his family. Proverbs 3:5-6. @collinsanderson_official and

Andrew Gasparini (Jetsam) is thrilled to be making his Fireside debut in THE LITTLE MERMAID! Regional/NYC credits: CHILDREN OF EDEN (Abel/Ham), SWEENEY TODD (Tobias), CURTAINS (Daryl Grady), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Nikko/Ensemble), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: The Musical (Snout/Moth), LES MISERABLES (Lesgles), HISTORY OF THE DEVIL (Milo Milo/Duke of York), and PENTECOST (Leo Katz). Training: The Acting Studio – New York.

Roy Richardson (King Triton) is excited to be back at The Fireside! He graduated from NYU Steinhardt with his Master of Music. Roy was previously seen here at The Fireside in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Chief Sitting Bull). Some other productions and cruise ships include the International Tour of TITANIC: The Musical (John B Thayer), Cohoes Music’s IN THE HEIGHTS (Piragua Guy), and Celebrity Cruises. Roy thanks his wife, and his family for their unending support. @bermudaroy

Maggie Bera (Mersister, Princess) is thrilled to be back at The Fireside! Regional: PHANTOM (u/s Christine) at The Fireside, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY (Lucy) at TUTS Houston, GREASE (Sandy) at Count Basie Theatre, PETER PAN (Wendy) at Connecticut Rep, and LES MISERABLES directed by Terrence Mann. Television: The Big C with Laura Linney, National Verizon Fios Commercial. BFA MT Texas State. Proud member of AEA! Love to my family, and Ed.

Shany Dagan (Mersister, Princess) is thrilled to be making her Fireside debut! Excited to join the cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID dancing and singing “Under The Sea” after touring the world ON sea performing on Holland America Cruise Line with RWS Entertainment Group. Favorite credits include BROKEN – NY Nightmare Horror Festival and THE DREAMING – The Musical. Graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy NY, Pro-Sem at Broadway Dance Center, and the Warehouse Circus. Thanks to my parents, sisters, and friends for the endless love and support.

Tara Feeley (Mersister, Princess) is delighted to be making her Fireside Theatre debut! Regional: OKLAHOMA and SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at The Berkshire Theatre Group, 9 TO 5 at The McLeod Summer Playhouse, MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Greater Boston Stage Company, and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at The Priscilla Beach Theatre. Tara is a graduate of Emerson College where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. Huge thank you to Ed for the opportunity! Love to B&B, K&E, G&P.

Hope Jamieson (Mersister, Princess) is thrilled to be returning to The Fireside this summer for THE LITTLE MERMAID! She is a Columbus, Ohio native and received her BFA in dance from the University of Arizona. Recent credits include MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, DANCING QUEEN, and production cast member on the Norwegian Star. Many thanks to Mom and Dad for their constant love and support!

Sarah Juliet Shaw (Mersister, Princess) is thrilled to be making her Fireside debut in THE LITTLE MERMAID! Recent credits: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Arizona Broadway Theatre), KISS ME, KATE (Virginia Musical Theatre), CAROUSEL (Reagle Music Theatre), and ROCK N’ ROLL DEBAUCHERY (42 West NYC). She would like to thank her family, friends, and mentors for their endless love and support. @sarahjuliet627

Dori Waymer (Mersister, Princess) is excited to join the cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Fireside! Originally from Atlanta, GA, Dori recently graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Music Theatre, and looks forward to moving to NYC this fall! Some of her favorite credits include: AVENUE Q (Gary Coleman), GODSPELL (“Learn Your Lessons Well”), and ALL SHOOK UP (Lorraine).

Isaiah Alexander (Ensemble) is beyond thrilled to be returning to The Fireside family where he previously did WEST SIDE STORY and ALL SHOOK UP. Theatre Credits: CHICAGO the Musical (dir. Donna Drake), JULIUS CAESAR, CRAZY FOR YOU, HAIRSPRAY, CHILDREN OF EDEN (Queens Hall, Trinidad). Graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Thanks to God, his family and friends for their support, and CF for being a mentor and a rock.

Annie Jo Ermel (Ensemble) is ecstatic to be back at The Fireside. Favorite Regional credits: 42ND STREET (Phyllis) at The Fireside; 42ND STREET (Phyllis), ROCK OF AGES (Constance) and WHITE CHRISTMAS at Drury Lane Theatre; HAIRSPRAY (Tammy) at the Paramount Theatre; SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and ANYTHING GOES (Purity) at The Marriott Theatre. AJ is a Chicagoland dance educator and choreographer, with a BFA in Dance from UWM – Proud Cheesehead! Next up, HOLIDAY INN Inn at The Marriott! For my two favorite little dancing “fish” nieces, Maddie and Charlie!

Doug Reed (Ensemble) is a proud Fireside veteran of 30 years and 130 shows. Some favorite roles include Gideon in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Andy Lee in 42ND STREET, Cosmo in SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, Tommy Djilas in THE MUSIC MAN, Paul in KISS ME KATE, Zebulan in all three productions of JOSEPH, and Wes Warnicker in FOOTLOOSE. Doug is also active as a choreographer and director for high schools, universities, and community theatres in Southern WI and is a proud six time Tommy Award winner!

Patrick Roache (Ensemble) is a proud Detroit native and a recent BFA Acting graduate from Wayne State University. University credits include LEGALLY BLONDE, OKLAHOMA!, and 35MM: A Musical Exhibition. While attending Wayne, Patrick also studied under Russian theatre experts in Leibnitz, Austria, and at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Moscow, Russia. THE LITTLE MERMAID marks his Regional and professional debut and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the Fireside family!

Oz Shoshan (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his debut with The Fireside Dinner Theatre. Recent credits include: Batsheva Dance Company (Israel), Indio in WEST SIDE STORY, Tribe member in HAIR, Ensemble in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and Moritz in CABARET with the Cameri Theatre, Israel. Oz graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NY. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Hadar, and my friends for making my dream come true.

Darnell Williams (Ensemble) began his dance journey as a competitive dancer in Maryland and holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Towson University. He has danced with contemporary dance companies including ELSCO Dance and XY Dance Project. Williams’ professional credits include Broadway’s After Midnight on Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Off-Broadway Choreopoem Made to Dance in Burning Buildings and TAPTASTIC Cabaret. He thanks his family and friend for all their continued support.

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