The staff at Underwater Vogue is head over eels over the fashion sense of the stars of “The Little Mermaid.” What poise and urbanity! What elegance! What a sense of haute grouper!
To mark the Good Company Players’ regional premiere of the Broadway musical at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, we present five fashion (fish of the day) plates from the costume-heavy show for our readers’ perusal. We know you’ll get a depth charge out of their aquatic style. And we offer a few personal tidbits to wet – um, whet – your appetite for this popular Disney show.
Note: All prices are in sand dollars.
Played by: Juan Danner
Favorite food: Kelp
What he does for fun: Writes music
Favorite movie: “Flipper”
What he’s wearing: Oversized claws and a custom exoskeleton by Bill Bass, $2,415. Squiggly eyes by Conch, $619. Embroidered epaulettes by Coral Lagerfeld, $325. Patent-leather waterproof shoes by Pier-y Ellis, $360.
Played by: Brianne Vogt
Favorite food: Shrimp cocktail
What she does for fun: Plots to take over the ocean
Favorite movie: “Creature from the Black Lagoon”
▪ What she’s wearing: Gown by Coco “English” Chanel, $3,600. Nail styling by Reef Salon, $175. Custom tentacles by Gloria Vander-silt, $1,200. Hair design by Vidal Sea-soon, $675.
Played by: Jason Danner
Favorite food: Flounder
What he does for fun: Line dancing
Favorite movie: “The Birds”
What he’s wearing: Down romper in gray by Yves Sand Laurent, $650. Custom maternity vest by Ryan Sea-Crest, $375. Leggings by J. Roux, $525.
Species: Mermaid (sister to Ariel)
Played by: Abigail Nolte
Favorite food: California roll
What she does for fun: Karaoke
Favorite movie: “Free Willy”
What she’s wearing: Clam shell bikini in bubblegum pink adorned with rare ocean gems by Forever 21,000 Leagues Under the Sea, $225. Fin styling by Al-fin-i, $685.
Played by: Janae Harabedian
Favorite food: Wonder bread
What she does for fun: Preen
Favorite movie: “Black Swan”
What she’s wearing: Hat feathers in white by Alexander McQueenfish, $900. Tutu and leggings by Michael Krills, $350.
Good Company Players costume designer is Ginger Kay Lewis-Reed. Kent Gaston is partially to blame for the text.
The Little Mermaid
- Opens 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Through May 15.
- Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, 1226 N. Wishon Ave.
- www.gcplayers.com, 559-266-9494