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Meet the Cast

Jordan Tyson
as Ariel

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: Folk Wandering (Alma), Sweetee the Musical (Sweetee). NYC: A Hole Story (Ars Nova), Learned Ladies (MTC, The Lark), Sweetie the Musical (Culture Project). Regional: Caroline in I And You (Weston Playhouse), Betsy in Big River (Oldcastle Theatre Co.). Film: Vampires Vs. the Bronx (Jenny); Audelco Rising Star Award. BLM. Courage over comfort. Thanks to all of my teachers. Wolf Talent Group | @curlybroad |

Steve Blanchard
as King Triton

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Camelot starring Robert Goulet, The Three Musketeers, and A Christmas Carol. National Tours: Newsies, The Little Mermaid, Little House on the Prairie starring Melissa Gilbert, Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, starring Mickey Rooney. TV: "The Enemy Within," "House Of Cards," "Madam Secretary," "The Good Fight," "Law & Order," "Third Watch," "Cupid," "Ed," "Sunset Beat," "Police Story," and "The Tap." Film: Newsies: The Broadway Musical, When the Moon was Twice as Big, Mr. Sam, Cover Me, Those Who Wander, and Bastion. Original Recordings: Johnny Guitar, Sundown, Frankenstein, and Northbound Train.

Meredith Inglesby
as Ursula

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Broadway: Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid. National Tours: Disney's On the Record, Newsies, The Little Mermaid, and Little House on the Prairie starring Melissa Gilbert. Off-Broadway: Anything Goes (Reno). Regional: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (The Old Globe), Little House on the Prairie (Paper Mill Playhouse), My Fair lady (Arts Center Coastal Carolina), Chicago the Musical. Film: Newsies: The Broadway Musical. TV: "Law & Order." Original Recordings: Disney's On The Record, and Disney's The Little Mermaid (Original Cast).

Lawrence Cummings

Lawrence has appeared in the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar alongside Carl Anderson, NAACP nomination, as well as appearing with Lou Diamond Phillips in the national tour of
Camelot, and the Spain tour of Porgy and Bess. Favorite musical theatre roles include: Sebastian (The Little Mermaid), John (Miss Saigon) ovation nomination, Victor (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Eddie (Sister Act), and Angel (Rent). Film and television credits: Pirates of the Caribbean 3, "Dress to Impress" and "Live from the Blue Palm." He also sings as a member of the mash up group The Company Men. For more info, please go to http://lawrencecummings.urbanecollective.comInstagram: @lawrencecummings

Johnny Stellard
Prince Eric

Johnny was a member of the original Broadway casts of Anastasia (understudy Dmitry) and the revival of Evita. He also joined the national tour of Evita understudying Che and Magaldi. He has appeared Off-Broadway in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and in concert with Kristin Chenoweth at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Regional credits include: Music Theatre of Wichita, Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, North Carolina Theatre, Arkansas Rep, and Geva Theatre. He holds a BFA in musical theatre from Elon University.

Featuring up to 40 Broadway Method Academy students representing Fairfield and New Haven counties.

Meet the Creative Team

Bret Shuford

After spending the year directing and teaching as the Artist-in-Residence at the College of Charleston, Shuford is excited to return under the sea in CT. Shuford’s Broadway credits include Cirque Du Soleil’s Paramour, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Amazing Grace. He has sung with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and the Fort Worth Symphony. Shuford has also had guest appearances on "Law & Order: SVU," "My Dirty Little Secret," and "Alpha House." Shuford’s film credits also include Bedfellows, Uncle Melvin’s Apartment, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Shuford is a career coach, social media manager/consultant, and one half of @broadwayhusbands. Follow him on Instagram.

Audra Bryant

Audra Bryant, a Kansas native, attended the University of Oklahoma where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre before moving to New York City. She discovered dance early as a child leading to a love of choreography and teaching.
  For Audra the two have gone hand in hand with her pursuits in the arts, and followed her to Oklahoma where she choreographed various musicals for local youth and community theaters (The Addams Family, Catch Me If You Can, In the Heights), as well as taught a variety of dance classes to young aspiring artists. Audra worked multiple summers at the Lyric Theater of Oklahoma as an Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain (Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Oklahoma!, Big Fish). After moving to NYC, Audra taught dance alongside SYTYCD’s Lauren Froderman, Comfort Fedoke, Mollee Gray, and others while traveling around the country through Liberate Artists. She now serves as the Director of Dance and Resident Choreographer at Broadway Method Academy (BMA) in Connecticut and through BMA has choreographed for BMA productions at Westport Country Playhouse (Annie, The Little Mermaid).  Audra has had the opportunity to work with various directors and choreographers (Richard J Hinds, Greg Zane, Eric Santagata, Josh Prince) and has had her work showcased in NY in the New York City Jazz Choreography Project.

Tickets starting at $45

A limited number of premium $65 tickets, which include a reception in the Smilow Lounge during intermission, can only be purchased by phone or at the box office.

Group discount for this BMA production is 15% off for groups of 15 or more. 

Student ticket price of $20 with valid student ID at the box office or by phone, subject to availability. Limit 1 ticket per ID. Student rush ticket price of $15 starting at noon day of performance only with valid ID and subject to availability.

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