Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Rep)

  • Book by Doug Wright
  • Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and Disney film
  • Music by Alan Menken
  • Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater


Arkansas Repertory Theatre

I simply couldn’t get enough, and neither could the audience around me—including the little girls dressed in their Sunday best watching the stage with wide eyes, and the adults who got a little teary during “Part of Your World.”
Under the direction of Melissa Rain Anderson, The Rep’s production of “Little Mermaid” is a sweet swirl of magnificent visuals, staggering musical talent and unbridled nostalgia that stands alone as one of the theater’s finest.

Jess Ardrey
Little Rock Soiree

It's difficult to single out what is most endearing about the show -- the great voices, charming costumes, dynamic dancing, a stage design that evokes the sea, or all of the above. Director Melissa Rain Anderson certainly knew how to assemble everything into a seamless whole, choreographer Adam Cates created some fancy footwork, and Rafael Colon Castanera designed costumes that must be seen to be believed.

Jack W. Hill

  • Choreography by Adam Cates
  • Circus Direction by 2 Ring Circus
  • Set Design by Shoko Kambara
  • Costume Design by Rafael Castanera
  • Lighting Design by Robert Denton
  • Wig Design by Rob Pickens

Cast: Anthony D. Bryan, Kacie Burns, Taylor Collins, Lani Corson, Audra Cramer, Cornelius Davis, Joshua Dean, Jack Doyle, Katie Emerson, Ben Franklin, Jared Green, Zach Green, Luke Grooms, Samantha L. Harrington, Sydney Ippolito, Amy Jo Jackson, Shayne Kennon, Ben Liebert, Evan Tyrone Martin, DJ Plunkett, Shaun Repetto, Molly Rosenthal