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The Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Bubbles and fog swirl through the air as actors dance onstage for a rendition of “Under the Sea” during a dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s (PMT) production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. “I love the excitement and chaos of a dress rehearsal,” said Colleen Doyno, PMT’s executive artistic director, and director of the show. “You can always be sure that on opening night the beauty and magic of the production will dance onto the stage.” The show runs from March 15th through 25th. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Actress Sandy Zwier of the North Side holds still as makeup and wig designer Christopher Patrick of Charleroi applies her makeup to perform in a dress rehearsal as the villain Ursula in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. The show runs from March 15th through 25th. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Actors wait in the wings for the musical number “Kiss the Girl” during the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Actor Jerreme Rodriguez stands offstage as he sings from music sheets along with the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s (PMT) production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. Fladd plays one of villain Ursula’s sinister henchmen eels. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Student performers do a puzzle in the girls’ dressing room during intermission for the dress rehearsal of Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. Pictured at front from left to right are Allie Duncan, 18, of Bridgeville, Ashley Wallace, 11, of Robinson, Rachael Parsons, 12, of Jefferson Hills, and Teodora Bikowski, 9, of Moon. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Isabella Husnick, left, 16, of White Oak, and Taylor Ficco, center, 15, of McDonald, try on their headpieces in the girls’ dressing room before the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. “I’ve been singing since I was like, five, it’s just such a fun time to be on the stage,” said Husnick, a student with Pittsburgh Musical Theater. “The costumes, the makeup, it’s just so awesome.” (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Alexis Krey, 23, of Sewickley, plays the mermaid Atina as she sings with a line of her “mer-sisters” during the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Alexis Krey, 23, of Sewickley, holds still as make-up artist Kassy Sealy, 23, of Monessen, applies her stage make-up for her role as the mermaid Atina before the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s (PMT) production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Actress Mandie Russak, center, 27, of Regent square, makes a face as she works on sewing a headdress onto a purple wig beside actor Adam Fladd, 25, of Lawrenceville, and wig and make-up designer Christopher Patrick, back, of Charleroi before the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s (PMT) production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Student performer Mia Schmidtetter and actor Nick Mitchell wait in the wings for their moment onstage during the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
Union stage hand Dom Vaccarelli, right, of Oakland, sweeps confetti off the stage after the dress rehearsal for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at the Byham Theater in Downtown. The show runs from March 15th to 25th. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)