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Impact Arts presents the cast of the Austin 2024 summer picture

By meerna Jun12,2024

Impact Arts presents the cast of the Austin 2024 summer pictureImpact Arts has revealed the cast and creators for Season 20 of Summer Stock Austin, including the classic musical Guys & Dolls based on the MGM film and Disney’s The Little Mermaid based on the Hans Christen Andersen story and the Disney film.

In partnership with Texas Performing Arts, Summer Stock Austin 2024 will bring live performances to the McCullough Theater from July 27 to August 11, 2024, with a special, one-night-only 20 Seasons Spectacular anniversary event on July 20, commemorating two decades of excellence theater and professional youth performances. Seasonal performances will be performed on a rotating basis, on various schedules. Tickets are now on sale at Impactarts.org/ssa-2024.

The 20 Seasons Spectacular is a one-night-only show where alumni and current talent unite to celebrate the 20th season of Summer Stock Austin! This special event features songs and dances from beloved Summer Stock Austin musicals of the past and exciting announcements of future productions honoring the 20-year legacy and embracing the promise of the next 20 years! Casting and information for 20 Seasons Spectacular will be announced at a later date. Tickets now on sale.

“As we enter our 20th season, I cannot contain my immense pride and excitement,” said Summer Stock Austin producer and artistic director Ginger Morris. “The spotlight this year is on our incredible alumni who now lead our creative teams. It is a celebration of our journey, our history and the incredible community we have built together. Get ready for an unforgettable season. In addition to Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” and “Guys & Dolls,” we will premiere a brand new musical documentary, and our “20 Seasons” show will feature over 25 alumni and 75 current company members. This season is about the passion, talent and dedication that make Summer Stock Austin so special as everyone returns home where their dreams began and the sparks were ignited within them.”

Summer Stock Austin returns for its 20th anniversary season in 2024 with a host of offerings: 20 Seasons directed by Ginger Morris with musical direction by Adam Roberts and choreography by Sara Burke, Ginger Morris, Matt Kennedy and Peyton Calhoon, classic favorites The Little Mermaid directed and choreographed by Matt Kennedy with musical direction by Marita Stryker and Adam Roberts and Guys & Dolls directed by Greg Almanza with choreography by Noah Wood and Ginger Morris with musical direction by Marita Stryker and Adam Roberts, with additional shows for season 20 to be announced .

The 2024 Summer Stock design team consists of Rachel Atkinson as lighting designer, Teresa Carson as costume designer, Rachael Gomez of Properties Design, Jose Pardo and LEVO as sound designer, and Theada Haining as scenic designer. Art Direction: Ginger Morris with Associate Art Direction: Donelvan Thigpen and Peyton Calhoon. The management team includes Ellena Martinez, Sarah Hudson and Holden Fox. The production team will be complemented by a team of 40 interns and high school students involved in production, management, artistic administration and all technical fields.

The cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid includes: Gabrielle North as Ariel, Walker Wallace as Prince Eric, Ethan Williams as Scuttle, Eyan Sebastian as Flounder, Jamias Hughes as Sebastian, Sophia Zavala as Ursula, Noella Chipman as Chef Louis, JP Lopez as King Triton, Autry Bushong as Flotsam, Aidan Cox as Jetsam, Grayson Croft as Grimsby, Sarah Collier as Carlotta, Vitor Kvasir Larson-Parachini as Leeward, Ben Akers as Winward, Jaxon Larson as Pilot, with Mersisters: Brenna Berry, Delilah Grad, Ava Herbrandson, Kara Moy, Jesse Pena and the band: Lucy Abromowitz, Ben Akers, Hannah Brack, Marshall Clifton, Dylan Daniels, Clair Elam, Jaxon Larson, Alia Pambrun, Khai Pomprasong, Owen Riener, Seth Rivas, Evan Schmitt and Kaya Shellhammer.

The cast of Guys & Dolls includes Madison Jackson as Sarah Brown, Jordan Williams as Sky Masterson, Jude Thurman as Miss Adelaide, Noah Wood as Nathan Detroit, JP Lopez as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Brenna Berry as General Matilda Cartwright, Sullivan Brown as Arvide Abernathy , Jamias Hughes as Benny Southstreet, Seth Rivas as Rusty Charlie, Andy Quarnaccio as Harry the Horse, Kaya Shellhammer as Big Jule, Siddhanth Menon as Lieutenant Brannigan, with the team: Lucy Abromowitz, Hannah Brack, Lucky Cantu, Caleb Clemmons, Marshall Clifton, Grace Coldicott, Reilly Favacho, Samuel Ferreira, Genesis Garcia, Wyatt Gonzales, Madilyn Hooks, Kyra Jackson, Noah Jackson, Ian Kennedy, Grace Kennedy, Taylor Marshall, Joseph Martinez, Annie Mawson, Maximillian McGuire, Kara Moy, Peyton Siegal, Victoria Turner and Emily Word.

Summer Stock Austin, now housed under the Impact Arts umbrella and celebrating its 20th season, is a unique production company and educational training program rolled into one. It offers high school and college students the opportunity to train, perform and engage in all aspects of theater and film production in a fast-paced, professional atmosphere – all without tuition. Summer Stock Austin culminates with high-end, fully staged musical theater productions for family audiences.

DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID | July 27 – August 11 (9 performances) | McCullough Theatre

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

Doug Wright’s book
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

Originally produced by Disney Theater Productions.

Directed and choreographed by Matt Kennedy | Musical direction: Marita Stryker and Adam Roberts associate director Mariel Ardilla | Additional choreography: Kristie Copeland

Immerse yourself in the magical underwater world of Disney’s Little Mermaid, where dreams and adventures play the main role. Embark on Ariel’s enchanting journey as her quest for love and self-discovery reminds us to cherish our dreams and find the courage to pursue them against all odds. With timeless songs like “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World”, this is a true family classic that combines unforgettable characters and stunning visual spectacle.

BOYS AND DOLLS | August 2–11 (9 performances) | McCullough Theatre

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser

Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows

Based on the story and character of Damon Runyon

Directed by Greg Almanza | Musical direction: Marita Stryker and Adam Roberts | Choreography: Noah Wood and Ginger Morris | Associate Choreographer Lena Owens | Additional choreography: Kristie Copeland

Step into the bustling streets of New York with Guys & Dolls, a musical comedy full of charm, wit and iconic tunes. A colorful cast of gamblers, dancers and missionaries face love and happiness in this exciting, action-packed story. Featuring classic hits such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat”, this legendary musical will charm audiences with its humor, romance and a touch of the unexpected.

TICKETS: Season show tickets start at $45 and are available now at impactarts.org/ssa-2024. Discounts available for seniors, students, military and educators.

A limited number of Under the Sea VIP packages are available for Disney’s Little Mermaid, starting at $70 and including:

  • One (1) princess tiara or one (1) telescope
  • Post-show meet and greet with Ariel for one (1) person and one (1) digital photo
  • One (1) Mermaid Under the Sea souvenir cup with distinctive mock-up

The VIP package does not include a ticket (sold separately) to Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

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