The Little Mermaid

July 3

August 16, 2015

in CST's Courtyard Theater

music by Alan Menken
lyrics by Howard Ashman
and Glenn Slater
book by Doug Wright
directed and choreographed
by Rachel Rockwell

Highly recommended! Enthralling visual magic and larger-than-life enchanting production.

Chicago Sun-Times

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The Play

This summer, venture under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends. Chicago Shakespeare’s newly adapted 75-minute production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is based on the full-length Broadway musical and staged by Jeff Award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell. Featuring the Academy Award®-winning song “Under the Sea,” children and adults alike will delight in the dazzling production and unforgettable music following Ariel’s adventure to find true love—and her voice. Each performance features special opportunities for audiences to interact with the actors for one-on-one conversations and photos.



Video: Disney's The Little Mermaid Montage

Gallery: Building Ursula

Gallery: Visiting Lurie Children's Hospital


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Critical Acclaim

"Enough enthralling visual magic and larger-than-life characters to keep kids riveted while serving as a magical introduction to live theater. ”
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Access Program

CST strives to make our facility and performances accessible to all patrons. Our staff is ready to help in any way possible.
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Free Art Activity

On Thursdays and Fridays, create an "Under the Sea Mobile" in the Theater lobby with volunteers from Chicago Children’s Museum.
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The Players

Creative Team

Rachel Rockwell Director / Choreographer

Roberta Duchak Music Director

Alan Menken Music

Howard Ashman Lyrics

Glenn Slater Lyrics

Doug Wright Book

Scott Davis Scenic Designer

Theresa Ham Costume Designer

Yael Lubetzky Lighting Designer

Shawn Sagady Projection Designer

Joshua Horvath  Sound Designer

Melissa Veal Wig and Make-up Designer

Chelsea M. Warren Puppet Designer

Doug Peck Orchestral Reductions

Valerie Maze Associate Music Director / Conductor / Keyboard

Ericka Mac Assistant Director / Choreographer

Dennis J. Conners Production Stage Manager

Hannah Wichmann Assistant Stage Manager


Missy Aguilar Mersister / Ensemble

Sean Blake Flotsam

Joseph Anthony Byrd Sebastian

Matt Crowle Scuttle

Rachel Eskenazi-Gold Ariel

Adam Fane Jetsam

Rebecca Finnegan Ursula

Allyson Graves Mersister / Ensemble

Matthew R. Jones King Triton / Chef Louis

Mark David Kaplan Grimsby

Este'Fan Kizer Ensemble

Hanah Rose Nardone Mersister / Ensemble

Peter Scharbrough Ensemble

Steven Spanopoulos Ensemble

Brandon Springman Prince Eric

Erica Stephan Mersister / Ensemble

Matthew Uzarraga Flounder

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