May 5, 2022 Downtown Stories

The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience

The Downtown Denver Partnership got an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience, the newest pop-up experience at the Denver Pavilions. We sat down with actors Jasmyn Pierce and Aria Summer to learn more about the experience and what the audience can expect.

1. What is the Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience story?

AS: It’s based on the Hans Christen Anderson fairytale, but it’s a complete rework of the tale. It’s a very unexpected love story with a very unexpected ending.

2. What is your favorite part of the experience?

AS: We get to improvise a lot, and we get to work with the crowd, so no two shows are alike. We encourage play, we encourage costumes, [and] we get to play off that.

JP: The best part is doing the shows for the people.

3. What makes the Little Mermaid Experience stand out?

JP: We love fairytales stories, [so] when I see people dressed up, I know they love it. It’s a nice medium for those who aren’t theatergoers.

AS: There’s a magical element to it. We have a very passionate cast, we’re having a lot of fun doing it, and we want to share the joy with other people.

4. What’s your favorite part of being a mermaid?

JP: She’s got that sweet, longing adventurous sense, but she’s strong, she’s not weak. She’s ready to kick butt and get what she wants.

AS: I play two characters. Playing the pirate, I get to really set the mood and take the time to get [people] excited and revved up. As the prince, I’m an aloof, typical boy. That’s the coolest thing about this, like a woman getting to embody a man for the whole show.

Fever, the company that hosts the experience, is proud to hire local actors for each show. Located at the Denver Pavilions, The Little Mermaid Cocktail Experience is a 1.5-hour-long submersive cocktail experience based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and includes stunning decor and 3 bespoke themed cocktails. The pop-up runs every week from Thursday-Sunday and will be running through May 22, 2022.

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Dil Khan

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