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Sebastian from Disney's The Little Mermaid: A Chat with the Actor Behind the Claw

Updated: Feb 3, 2023

Are you ready for a musical experience like no other? Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to the Rose Center Theater, Orange County's premier performing arts venue, and audiences of all ages are in for a treat! Showing February 18th to March 5th, this beloved Broadway musical is sure to be a hit, with a talented cast and crew bringing the magic of Ariel and her underwater world to life.

One of the highlights of the show is sure to be Sebastian, the lovable crab, played by actor Trevyn. In a recent interview, Trevyn shared his excitement for the role, saying, "Being cast as Sebastian is honestly a dream come true for me. This role has always been on my bucket list. I get to step into a character I've watched for 20 years and find myself through that character. It's a beautiful thing when you get cast as a role you've always seen on stage or on TV, it almost feels like you really get to know the character as your closest friend. Being cast as Sebastian means that I get to become great friends with him."

Not only is Trevyn passionate about the role, but he also had high praise for his fellow cast and crew members. "Working with this cast & crew has been amazing. We are like a giant family full of extremely talented people. Rehearsals with this cast have been exceptionally smooth and nourishing. Sometimes you can do a show and have a miserable rehearsal experience, but this has been just the opposite. This experience has made the creation of this show fun and enjoyable."

But that's not all, Trevyn also shared his favorite moments from the show, "Honestly, I love Sebastian's songs, but my two favorite songs/moments in the show are 'Sweet Child' because the harmonies between Flotsam & Jestam are incredible, and 'Poor Unfortunate Souls' because Ursula is perfection."

Trevyn noted that Sebastian in the animated feature and Sebastian in the Broadway show are a tad different. In my approach, I really focused on what Titus Burgess brought to the character, adding a bit of wavering sensitivity to the character. For my own portrayal, I tapped into that sensitivity to make him a little less grumpy and to show that his worry only comes from love.

If you're a fan of Broadway, musical theater, or Disney's The Little Mermaid, you won't want to miss this live theater production. With tickets on sale now, don't wait to experience the magic of Disney's The Little Mermaid at the Rose Center Theater February 18 to March 5.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."




Director & Musical Director: TIM NELSON


Technical Director: CHRIS CAPUTO

Rose Center Theater

14140 All American Way

Westminster, Ca 92683

February 18 to March 5

*Opening Night & Gala Performance: Saturday February 18 at 7:30 PM

Closing Performance: Sunday March 5 at 2:00 PM

7:30 PM - Evening Performances: February 18, 24, 25, March 3, 4

2:00 PM - Matinee Performances: February 19, 26, March 5

*Opening Gala; Join us on Saturday February 18 at 7:30 PM for a magical gala under the sea with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a meet and greet with the cast after the show!

Tickets: $19 - $45

Group rates and discounts for military personnel available. For more information contact our box office at or leave a message at 714-793-1150 ext. 1.

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