The Joffrey’s ‘Little Mermaid’ reaches for audience with its largest non-‘Nutcracker’ production
Araceli Gomez-Aldana, WBEZ
April 19, 2023
After treading water since 2021 in response to pandemic concerns, “The Little Mermaid” will finally be on stage through April 30th in what the Joffrey Ballet says is one of the biggest non-Nutcracker productions in the company’s history.
The Joffrey’s move in 2020 from the Auditorium theater to the larger stage at the Lyric Opera House opened up the possibility of a grand production with 46 dancers spread across two casts, and enormous set designs including a boat with a 28 foot chimney.
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