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REVIEW: ‘The Little Mermaid’ is a triumphant return to theater

by Sam Desmond, The Long Island Advance

"As the crown jewel of the piece, Jillian Michelle Smith as Ariel was equal parts ingénue and ingenious playing the plucky, curious, and steadfast lead. Her strong voice, contrasted with the delicacy of her decision to make a fateful trade with Ursula, was masterful and hinged the drama of the production.

In “Kiss the Girl,” we see Smith portray an anxious, yet reticent, young lady looking for her first kiss with her beloved prince and is all the while a portrait of the innocence of young love combined with a sacred need to defeat a lifetime of capture."


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