Tuesday: Broadway icon, Variety join forces for inclusive 'Little Mermaid' production | St. Louis Public Radio

Tuesday: Broadway icon, Variety join forces for inclusive 'Little Mermaid' production

7 hours ago

This interview will be on St. Louis on the Air over the noon hour on Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

Musical-theater aficionados likely associate four-time Tony nominee Terrence Mann with the original Rum Tum Tugger of “Cats,” Inspector Javert in “Les Miserables” or perhaps one of the titular characters in “Beauty and the Beast.” This month the acclaimed actor is diving into yet another role – this one on a St. Louis stage that will take him under the sea.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, as Mann prepares to portray King Triton in Variety Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid,” he’ll join host Don Marsh for a conversation.

Two St. Louisans who are also involved in the upcoming show – Variety chief executive officer Jan Albus and “Variety child” Selah Harris – will also participate in the discussion.

Variety is currently celebrating 10 years. Albus has described Variety Theatre as “the only theater company in this country providing an inclusive children’s ensemble with children of all abilities within a professional production.”

“Little Mermaid” is Harris’ fourth production with the organization.

Mann is in town for several weeks as he and the rest of the 65-member cast rehearse for the professional production that opens Oct. 18 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Related Event
What: The Little Mermaid
When: Thursday, October, 18, through Sunday, October 21, 2018
Where: UMSL’s Touhill Performing Arts Center (1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121)

Have a question or comment for Broadway icon Terrence Mann or for our guests from Variety? Tweet us (@STLonAir) or send an email to talk@stlpublicradio.org, and help inform our coverage.

St. Louis on the Air brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh and producers Alex HeuerEvie HemphillLara Hamdan and Xandra Ellin give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.