Longtime Disney fan Alexis Babini has formed a Little Mermen tribute band, capitalizing on the music he and millions of others grew up with.
They’ll be at City Winery Boston at 80 Beverly Street on Saturday, January 21 at noon for Disney Brunch with The Little Mermen. We promise to please the young and young at heart.
Babini, a Connecticut native and Berklee College of Music graduate, said:
He always incorporated music into his act when opening for stars like Boz Scaggs and the late Aaron Carter.
He founded his own band about nine years ago, from esteemed Disney composer Alan Menken (who proclaimed “Go Mermen!” in “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “The Little Mermaid”). Received praise.
They recently got “lucky” with a new booking agent who will be “touring around” this winter.
The show is described by BuzzFeed as “Freakin’ Adorable!” Founder Babini and his band members on ‘Lady & the Tramp’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Frozen’ and ‘Encanto’.
Besides Babini, the cast of talented musicians and Disney princesses ready to rock the hearts include vocalists Carly Kincannon (NBC’s “The Thing Off”) and Chelsea Zeno (Broadway’s “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”). ”), including Cody Lahn (a YouTube show) on drums. “Sounds Like a Drum”), Ryan Slatko on Keys, and Andrew Grau on Bass.
The show is great for ages 3 and up, said Babini. But he also saw the audience hug the baby as Little Mermen begins “Circle of Life” from “The Lion King.”
He says it’s great because you’re never too young to be a Disney fan.
Tickets, excluding brunch, are $30 and are available at www.citywinery.com/boston.
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NEW WORKS FESTIVAL: The 21st Annual New Works Festival takes place tomorrow, Friday, January 20th, at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, returning to January for the first time in three years. The festival kicks off tomorrow with a performance of Shiva by Honegger Award Winner for Best Feature Film, Mara Dresdner. Also tapped are a short play on Saturday night, January 21, his first act on Friday night, January 27, and a reprise of Short Shorts on Saturday night, January 28. https://www.firehouse.org/new-works/ for tickets
Stick to the dates: We’ll talk more about this on stage next week, but in the meantime, check out Seussical, The Musical, which runs from January 27th to February 27th. 5, Canon Theatre, 28 Andrews Pkwy., Devens. tix and for more information, visit www.TheCannonTheatre.org.
Free Lesson Dates at Groton Hill: Sign up by Saturday, January 21st for a free lesson at the Groton Hill Music Centre. It takes place Saturday, January 28, from 9am to 5pm and is open to ages 5 through adult. For more information and registration, please visit https://grotonhill.org/school/freelessonday/.
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