“Broadway Balances America” invites you to go under the sea with The Fifth Avenue Theatre's prod

Disney's The Little Mermaid airing exclusively on “The Balancing Act®” on Lifetime Television® Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

Broadway Across America’s collaboration with the award-winning morning show “The Balancing Act®,” on the Lifetime® Channel continues with Season Three of the six-part series “Broadway Balances America” featuring THE FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID. This new episode debuts on Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30 am ET and will re-air on Wednesday January 11 at 7:30 am ET.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid returns to the Fox Theatre for five performances January 12 – 15, 2017as a special to the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season. Tickets start at $33.50 and are available by visiting www.foxtheatre.org/mermaid, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

In episode five, Balancing Act® correspondent, Amber Milt, joins the cast of The Fifth Avenue Theatre’s Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid to discuss the themes of this beloved fairy tale. Viewers have the chance to meet Diana Huey who plays Ariel. Diana talks about the blurred lines between good and evil, making sacrifices for what you want most out of life and what it means to her to play one of the most iconic Disney princesses on stage. Amber will also join two of Ariel’s mersisters, played by Marjorie Failoni and Amanda Minano, and the three women discuss the importance of sisterhood and embracing your own individuality. Amber will also meet Jennifer Allen, the actress who plays everyone’s favorite villain, Ursula. Jennifer invites Amber to sit in her make up chair and walks her through what it takes to become Ursula.

Based on the 1989 film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, this spectacular new production will feature dazzling costumes, a stunning pop-up book inspired set and visual effects that are pure magic. Audiences will revel in the Academy Award®-winning hits by the legendary Alan Menken including “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Broadway Balances America provides behind-the-scenes access and interviews highlighting shows featured on Broadway Across America’s 2016-2017 Broadway series nationwide. The Balancing Act’s® hosts get up close and personal with casts and crews of this seasons national production.

To learn more about the Broadway Balances America series, please visit: www.broadwaybalancesamerica.com

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 40 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier awards.

Broadway Across America is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel. Led by 9 time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 41 markets with over 270,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet!, School of Rock and The Producers. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

The 5th Avenue Theatre is the nation’s premier incubator for new musical theater. Since 2001, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. To date, nine (including the sensational hit Disney’s Aladdin) have moved to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 15 Tony Awards ®, including two for Best Musical (Hairspray and Memphis). The 5th Avenue Theatre is also known for its world class, critically acclaimed productions of musicals chosen from both the contemporary canon and the Golden Age of Broadway. Unique in its Chinese-inspired design, the exquisite theatre opened in 1926 as a venue for vaudeville and film. Today, under the leadership of Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Managing Director Bernadine C. Griffin and Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this non-profit theatre company attracts an annual attendance of more than 300,000 including over 25,000 subscribers – one of the largest theater subscriptions in north America. In addition to is main stage productions, The 5th Avenue Theatre is also committed to encouraging the next generation of theatergoers through its extensive educational outreach programs. For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org

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