The Little Mermaid
Theatre for Young Audiences Regional Premiere Adaptation
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
November 8-December 23, 2018
"If only I could make my father understand. I don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be so bad. "
In a kingdom beneath the sea, King Triton’s youngest daughter Ariel yearns to have her questions answered about the human world. When she saves the handsome Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel begins to discover her own voice with the help of her friends – even after the tricky sea witch silences her. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved fairy tales, this classic will be given its own dose of NCT magic. Performed with a live orchestra!
Due to contractual guidelines NCT must enforce a very strict No Refunds or Exchange Policy with this show.
The puppets used in NCT’s production were designed and built by Brian Hull of Nashville Public Library and Wishing Chair Productions.
BRIAN HULL (Puppet Design) created Wishing Chair Productions at Nashville Public Library in 1997, continuing the library’s tradition of storytelling with puppets and is the artistic director for NPL’s International Puppet Festivals. He has his own company outside the library – BriAnimations Living Entertainment. He is also the writer and director for Dollywood’s Imagination Library shows.
Parents can review our Parent Tip & Info page to help you know if your child is ready for the show.
Ariel // CATHERINE BIRDSONG
Ursula // PIPER JONES
Sebastian // JAMES RUDOLPH
Flounder // ABBEY RHYNE
Prince Eric // CORBIN WILLIAMS
King Triton // GALEN FOTT
Grimsby // RICHARD DANIEL
Scuttle // ISAAC BROTZMAN
Flotsam // JACK TANZI
Jetsam // C. JAMES BARE
Ensemble // SARAH BAILEY, JONAH M. JACKSON, TAYLOR KELLY, LEXIE McENTIRE, DAVID TORRES-FUENTES, MEGGAN UTECH, DARCI WANTIEZ
THE NASHVILLE CHILDREN'S THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conductor/Keyboards // DAVID WEINSTEIN
Keyboards // KELSI FULTON
Drums/Percussion // BEN ANDREWS
Bass // TOM D’ANGELO
Woodwinds // ROBBY SHANKEL
Director and Choreographer // ERNIE NOLAN
Musical Director // DAVID WEINSTEIN
Scenic Design // COURT WATSON
Sound Design // JOANNA LYNNE STAUB
Costume Design // ROBIN MCGEE
Lighting Design // SCOTT LEATHERS
Puppet Design and Build // BRIAN HULL
Company Stage Manager // DANIEL C. BREWER
Assistant Stage Manager // TERESA DRIVER
Many of the school of fish puppets were built by students through the Opportunity Now program.
IN THE WINGS: NCT BEHIND THE SCENES
Nashville Children's Theatre builds all of our productions right here in Nashville. From concept to construction, our artisans create original designs for each production. Go under the sea and see the sketches of our scenery, costumes and puppets and compare them to the real thing that makes it onstage!
The handmade papercut artwork for our 2018-19 season was created by Vaclav Bicha.
HELP OTHER KIDS RUN LIKE GHOST!
When you attend the new play Ghost we encourage you to bring gently used or brand new sneakers, cleats, and/or ballet shoes. A collection box will be in the lobby.
A big-hearted, ambitious Tennessee girl attended a workshop reading of Ghost a few months ago, and was inspired to work across her community to collect shoes for those who are in need.