CYT "Little Mermaid" & "Fiddler on the Roof"

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid seeks adventure in exploring the human world. Her first warning to "get her head out of the clouds and back under water where it belongs" comes by way of shark attack when she is taking treasures from a sunken ship. As the story progresses, the warnings become stronger. Because she succumbs to the temptations of the human world and falls in love with Prince Eric (at first sight, no less), she gives her voice to the sea witch in return for legs. For her freedom, her father must sacrifice his title as king of the merpeople to the sea witch. In true fairy‐tale‐style, everything works out in the end. The villain is killed and the spell is broken, but Ariel certainly learns a lesson about choosing adventure. In the end, she is able to become human and marry Prince Eric. Leaving her father and sisters is a sacrifice she makes naturally. For "bright young women / Sick o’ swimmin’ / Ready to stand," we are to assume that standing at the altar will satisfy their need "to explore that shore above."

Performances at Fort Vancouver High School. November 5 ‐ 14, 2010. Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Adult tickets are $12. Child and Senior tickets are $9. Tickets on for Saturday matinees are $8. All tickets are $2 more at the door. For tickets go to www.cytvanport.org, call 360‐750‐8550 or email info@cytvanport.org.

Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, "Fiddler On The Roof Jr." has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Performances at The Washburn Performing Arts Center, Washougal High School. Fridays, December 3rd and 10th at 7 p.m., Saturdays, December 4th and 11th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sundays, December 5th and 12th at 2 p.m., Adult tickets are $12. Child, Senior and Group tickets are $9. All tickets $2 more at the door. Tickets are on sale now at www.cytvanport.org.

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