PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Look at This Stuff!" A Week at California Music Circus With Little Mermaid Star Jessica Grové

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18 Jul 2012

Broadway favorite (and new mommy) Jessica Grové, who stars as Ariel in The Little Mermaid at Sacramento's Music Circus, takes Playbill readers behind the scenes at the famed in-the-round venue.



Last seen on Broadway in A Little Night Music, the singing actress is spending part of her summer in Northern California, lending her talents to the stage adaptation of Disney's classic animated movie of the same name.

With son Gavin in tow, she takes us around the Wells Fargo Pavilion and shows how a Disney Princess and her undersea castmates get it done.



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The cast of The Little Mermaid, which features direction by Glenn Casale, choreography by John MacInnis and music direction by Craig Barna, includes Grové as Ariel, Henry Hodges as Flounder, Merwin Foard as King Triton, Kevin Smith Kirkwood as Sebastian, Eric Kunze as Prince Eric, Ron Wisniski as Grimsby, Jack Doyle as Scuttle, Scott Leiendecker as Flotsam, Ben Roseberry as Jetsam, Vicki Lewis as Ursula and Eric Gunhus as Male Ensemble (Chef Louis).

The remainder of the season will include The Music Man (July 31-Aug. 5), Fiddler on the Roof (Aug. 14-19) and Crazy for You (Aug. 28-Sept. 2).

The Music Circus season is presented by California Musical Theatre under the direction of executive producer Richard Lewis.

The Music Circus is located at 1419 H Street in Sacramento, CA. Subscriptions are now available; call (916) 557-1999 or visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com for more information. 


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Brushing the kale out of my teeth while Sarah puts shimmer on my human legs.
Photo by Jessica Grové