The Little Mermaid

Dates November 17 - 19 2022
Location Medicine Hat Esplanade
Director Debroah Deans
Musical Director Colleen Whidden
Production Manager Joey Matson
Choreorapher Marine Zeller


Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl - she lives in an enchanted undersea world, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have - to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her father, and bargain with Ursula, the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of her friends, Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian, Ariel has to gain Prince Eric's love within three days - or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive "Under the Sea," the romantic expectation of "Kiss the Girl," and that anthem to longing and belonging, "Part of Your World."


Cast of Characters

Ariel (Shelby Macphail, Ursula (Laura Matson), Flounder (Sarah Herter), Prince Eric (Boden Broadhead), Sebastian (Stirling Clark), Scuttle (Carolyn Freeman), King Triton (Darrell Risk), Grimsby (David Townsend), Flotsam/Jetsam (Kallie Lavoie & Kirsten Spisak), Chef Louis (Richard Grafton), Seahorse (Peter Burcyzk & Tristan Bray),

Mersister (Adriana Todaro, Carmelita Currie, Madeleine Heese, Tianna Watt & Victoria Philbert),

Ensemble (Adrian Glass, Ali Mullin, Donna Surr, Jennifer Duguid, Jodi Faith, Josh Hansforth, Katelyn Jaster, Kelian Piayda, Kerry Johnson, Kyah Wirsch, Ocianna Spisak, Onyx O'Brien, Peter Grafton & Rick Robinson)


Director (Deb Deans), Musical Director (Colleen Whidden), Choreorapher (marnie Zeller), Production Manager (Joey Matson), Stage Manager (Mary Tulip), Costume Mistress (Jill Gloin), Lights (Shirely Carra), Props (Luanne Schneider & Brenda Garrioch), Makeup Design (Laura Matson), Hair (Julie Tracey), Sound (Stu Hickey), Set Design (Ken Appleton & Geoff Coley)