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Based on the 1952 film Hans Christian Andersen with a screenplay by Moss Hart


Based on a story by Myles Connolly

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sadler's Wells has announced its Autumn / Winter 2016 Season. (more...)

THE PEARL FISHERS, THE SNOW QUEEN and More Set for Tulsa Opera's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Tulsa Opera announces a thrilling lineup of four productions for the 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Begins This Week at The Rose Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Rose Theater invites audiences to dive 'Under the Sea' for a swimmingly good time as one of Disney's all-time favorites splashes to life in the Broadway musical adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The show opens June 3 and will run through June 26. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Comes To The Ivory Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

It will indeed be a magical addition to our 2016 season when Family Musical Theater takes to the stage for their second show of the season, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID.  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Regional Premiere of LITTLE MERMAID Closes Out Circle Players' Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

The Little Mermaid, described as "a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages," closes out Circle Players' 2015-16 season with a June 3-19 run at Nashville's Z. Alexander Looby Theatre. Brittany Blaire Anderson directs and musical directs, with choreography by Bakari King and assistant musical direction by Kelsi Fulton. Hatty King stars as Ariel. (more...)

THE SWAN: AN UGLY DUCKLING TALE Begins Today at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Based on the classic fable by Hans Christian Andersen and performed by award-winning puppeteer Louis-Philippe Paulhus, Artistic Director of the Theatre de Deux Mains of Montre?al, Canada, The Swan: An Ugly Duckling Tale is a funny, touching and deeply human story told wordlessly through exquisite marionette and rod puppetry. This past year, the production won the 2015 Best Design Award from the Puppeteers of America. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Summer is on its way, and the Contemporary Theater Company is gearing up for a great season in Downtown Wakefield! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BPA's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Now in Performances!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, directed by Joanna Hardie, with music direction by Josh Anderson, and choreography by Debbie Pierce. Run dates are May 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28 & 29. Check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/11/16- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Today in 1959, Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Phoenix Theatre, where it ran for 244 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. Also featured were Joseph Bova, Allen Case, Jack Gilford and Matt Mattox. Jane White played the role of Queen Aggravain, becoming the first African-American actress to portray a white character on the Broadway stage. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Ebbs and Swells at the Rose Theater
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 6, 2016

Directed by Matthew Gutshick, this cast of THE LITTLE MERMAID turns the old world ambience of the Rose Theater into a watery world of imagination. (more...)

THE LITTLE PIRATE MERMAID Begins Performances at the Center For Puppetry Arts Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Flap your flippers, and prepare to make a splash! The Little Pirate Mermaid returns to the puppet stage with a swashbuckling twist, June 7- July 17. What's in store for the mermaid princess turned helpful pirate and her buccaneer beau? Take the plunge to see! This fantastical fish tale features a bountiful ocean of puppets, characters, original music, stunning stage effects and bubbly action! Based on Hans Christian Andersen's whale of a tale, The Little Pirate Mermaidis a part of the Center's 2016-2017 Family Series. (more...)

The Friday 5: THE LITTLE MERMAID's Hatty King and Brittany Andersen
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2016

Nashville's Circle Players unveils the first regional production of The Little Mermaid, the new musical that's sure to be on virtually every stage in Middle Tennessee in the next year. Lipscomb Academy grad Hatty King takes on the role of Ariel, under the direction of Brittany Blaire Andersen, who makes her Circle Players directorial debut with the production. (more...)

BWW Review: A Wondrous New World Washes Ashore in CCTC's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristen Morale - Jun 29, 2016

The Cape Cod Theatre Company (CCTC), home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, is now celebrating its 65th season with a beautiful rendition of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on Anderson's story and the original Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright and hereby directed/choreographed by the incredibly gifted Ethan Paulini, CCTC's production of The Little Mermaid is really quite a wonderful collection of profound moments of storytelling. (more...)

Nothing Fishy About THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Court This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Court Theatre is mixing something old with something new in a fun reinterpretation of the classic children's fable THE LITTLE MERMAID, running 13-23 July 2016 as part of KidsFest 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims into Imagination Stage
by Hannah Wing - Jun 27, 2016

Imagination Stage's world premiere production of 'The Little Mermaid', directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, adapts Andersen's story into a musical interpretation filled with original songs and choreography. (more...)

South Bend Community School Corporation to Present THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The South Bend Community School Corporation announces the opening of it's 2016 Annual Summerfly high school musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Jun 21, 2016

Turning an animated film into a live stage production has its challenges, and Disney's "THE LITTLE MERMAID" is no exception . (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, AIDA & More Set for Moonlight's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Steven Glaudini, producing artistic director of Moonlight Stage Productions, announces the 2017 season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

The Friday 5: CCP's THE LITTLE MERMAID's Ruff, Cooper & Graham
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Cumberland County Playhouse starts the summer with a splash as Disney's The Little Mermaid opens on tonight! Based on Hans Christian Andersen's timeless tale, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a family musical that features classic songs: "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and the Academy Award-winning "Under the Sea."   (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre to Stage LITTLE FISHMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Featuring everything from puppetry to live guitar to scuba-diving birds, the latest offering at Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT) sends up and "under the sea" a classic fairy tale in a truly satirical style. Little Fishmaid opens Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm.  (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This fall, Marin Theatre Company unleashes their 2016-17 Family Series season with tales of growing up, friendship, and self discovery. Kicking off its second Family Series Season of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) plays is writer and performer Jim Napolitano with his original shadow puppet story, Father Goose's Tales. Next up are three fully self-produced TYA productions: an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's engrossing The Jungle Book by Greg Banks, Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale, The Snow Queen, adapted by Mike Kenny, and Brendan Murray's endearing rendition of Hare and Tortoise. (more...)

Summer Stages: Something for Everyone at Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park
by Michael T. Mooney - Jun 14, 2016

It's summer in New Jersey and that means it's time to grab the lawn chairs and experience outdoor theatre with THE LITTLE MERMAID, SISTER ACT and SOUTH PACIFIC. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Beautifully Into La Mirada
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 13, 2016

Besides the Hollywood Bowl's all-star concert event, THE LITTLE MERMAID also made a splash at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. This visually-gorgeous, fully-staged new production of the film's Broadway stage adaptation---produced locally by McCoy Rigby Entertainment with new staging and direction by Glenn Casale---continues in the city of La Mirada through June 26. (more...)

BWW Review: Pearls of Talent Abound In THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Herbert Paine - Jun 13, 2016

SPECTACULAR is the key word for Valley Youth Theatre's current production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, directed by Bobb Cooper and featuring enough pearls of talent to fill an oyster bed or two. Karol Cooper's lavish costumes, Dori Brown's sets, Mike Eddy's lighting, Mark Fearey's orchestra all add up to an exhilarating hit for the family. (more...)

Cape Cod Theatre Company to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, 6/23-7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly 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.' (more...)

Barn Theatre School Will Present DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Through July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Making a splash onto the Barn Theatre stage is DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID playing July 19 through July 31. (more...)

Single Tickets for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 Season on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Single-show ticket on-sale for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 season began at midnight on July 6. (more...)

BWW Interview: Larry Raben of THE LITTLE MERMAID at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Jul 5, 2016

Larry Raben is an accomplished actor and director who has added his prodigious abilities to a multitude of productions around the world. In addition to acting in a command performance before Queen Elizabeth II in London and producing Sweet Charity in Argentina, Raben has also graced Cabrillo Music Theatre's stages in productions of Singin' in the Rain, The Producers, and, most recently, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Raben is directing Cabrillo's summer offering this year, Disney's The Little Mermaid, which will prove to be the final production overseen by Cabrillo's longtime artistic director, Lewis Wilkenfeld. We talked with Larry not only about his plans for the show, one of Cabrillo's most challenging and ambitious productions, but also about working with the indefatigable Wilkenfeld. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Into Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2016

Take a trip under the sea with Disney's The Little Mermaid as it makes its debut at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre beginning Friday, July 8. Continuing for three weekends, the musical will be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm through Sunday, July 24. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. to Swim Into Maltz Jupiter Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Take a journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set for The Old Opera House in Charles Town
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Old Opera House Theatre Company and Charles Town Kiwanis present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID on July 28, 29, 30 and 31. (more...)

SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre Sets 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre turns 32 years old this year and will celebrate with a 2016 summer season under the stars packed with concerts, musicals and outdoor movies.  Most performances will begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Will Go Under the Sea This Summer with THE LITTLE MERMAID; Sara Bareilles & Rebel Wilson Will Lead; Plus More Star Casting!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl will go under the sea this summer! According to Billboard, Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson will lead The Little Mermaid as Ariel and Ursula respectively. Other cast members will include John Stamos as Chef Louis, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian and Darren Criss as Prince Eric. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pantochino Productions' FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. continues its new family musical, FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH at the Center for the Arts in Milford through May 1st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

VYT to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Herberger This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID will be presented by Valley Youth Theatre, June 10 - 26, 2016 at Center Stage at the Herberger Theater Center. (more...)

Spreckels Theatre to Take Audiences Under the Sea with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The award-winning Spreckels Theatre Company takes audiences under the sea for the effervescent Broadway musical Disney's The Little Mermaid, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright. (more...)

Pantochino's FAST TIMES AT MERMAID HIGH Begins 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. will debut it's new family musical, "Fast Times at Mermaid High" in a limited engagement beginning Friday, April 22nd at the Center for the Arts in Downtown Milford. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Honolulu Theatre for Youth Sets 2016-17 Season 'Stories of Home'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Honolulu Theatre for Youth announces its 2016-17 season, "Stories of Home." Each of the seven original plays explores how stories inform our identity of home. (more...)

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