Story + Photography by Tony Centzone
Campanile Productions just wrapped a triumphant run of Disney's The Little Mermaid at Hopkinsville's Historic Alhambra Theater.
Director Jeff Riggs brought to life the story, set in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, of the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Riggs also had the pleasure of working with an outstanding cast which included his daughter Anna Beth Riggs, who delivered an impressive performance as Ariel.
“First of all, we are very grateful to this community for the support we have received,” Jeff Riggs said. “More than 5,000 people came out to support us. This is an expensive show. It costs about $50,000 to stage, and as a not-for-profit company, the pressure is always on for us to recoup those funds.
“So, thanks to tremendous ticket sales, and the support of our signature sponsors, Jennie Stuart Health, Planters Bank, and Hughart, Beard and Giles Funeral Home, we were able to make this happen. And, we look forward to our future shows.”
Campanile Productions' next show will be The Addams Family in October. This summer they will be hosting a summer camp for kids grades 1 – 12. Information can be found on their Facebook page.
For more information about what's coming up at The Historic Alhambra Theater, go to their website at www.pennyroyalarts.org.