Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2017)


July 7-9, 13-16 & 20-23, 2017


Community Players Theatre


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.”

Set under and above the high seas, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid who’s got a thing for disobeying the rules and following her heart. Ariel’s fascination with the human world often leads her to the sea surface, a zone that’s designated as “off-limits” by her father Triton, the sea king. One day while sneaking to the surface, Ariel witnesses a shipwreck and rescues Prince Eric, with whom she becomes instantly smitten. Furious at Triton’s inability to understand her love for the prince, Ariel runs away and strikes a deal with Ursula, Triton’s evil witch of a sister, to experience the life she dreams of on land.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright

Historian’s Corner

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid” was a very well-received musical by both the reviewer and the audiences. This production was praised for its clever staging, top notch talents, and wonderful choreography. “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” was touted as infectious fun, by turns hilarious and heart touching. Almost every seat during the run of the production was sold out.