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'The Little Mermaid' swims into Cannon County
Caitlyn Porayko portrays Ariel in the upcoming production of The Little Mermaid at the Cannon County Arts Center starting July 8. Tickets are available by contacting the box office at 615-563-2787 or online at

The Arts Center of Cannon County presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in performances to run July 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances on July 10 and 17 will be at 2 p.m.
Set under and above the high seas, “The Little Mermaid” tells the story of Ariel an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart.
Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designed as “off limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she becomes instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Triton’s evil witch of a sister, to experience the life she dreams of on land. There’s something for everyone in this Disney favorite.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Darryl Deason with Gerold Oliver as assistant director. Music direction is by Robert Hiers with choreography by Tricia Hiers. This production features Caitlyn Porayko as Ariel, Dalton Tracy as Prince Eric, Bethany True as Ursula, Phil Mote as King Triton, Gayle Tate as Grimsby, Evan Price as Scuttle, Jordan McCullough as Sebastian, Alex Gray as Flotsam, Jesse Warrick as Jetsam, Elisha McFarlin as Flounder, and Robert Hiers as Chef, as well as a strong supporting cast.
This production is recommended for a general audience. Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at (615) 563-2787. A discount for seniors and students is valid for all performances. Tickets may also be purchased online at
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information visit or call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787.