The Little Mermaid
Saturday, March 23, 2024
Showtime: 7 p.m.
Whether you first came to The Little Mermaid by way of the original Hans Christian Andersen tale, the classic Disney animated film, or the stage musical adaptation, the story resonates with the same emotional power. Strip the tale of its fantastical elements – mermaids and sea witches and talking crabs – and what’s left is the simple story of a young woman struggling to come into her own.
The stage adaptation of The Little Mermaid – with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright – retains the most beloved songs and moments from the original film while deepening the core relationships and themes, adding in layers, textures, and songs to form an even more moving and relevant story.