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

Critical Acclaim

Highly recommended! When it comes to producing “family musicals” Chicago Shakespeare Theater has an altogether impeccable track record. And if you think these shows are primarily for the kids, think again. Without question, director-choreographer Rachel Rockwell’s enchanting production has enough enthralling visual magic and larger-than-life characters to keep kids riveted while serving as a magical introduction to live theater.” Read full review

Mermaid makes a splash with fans...Chicago Shakespeare long has overachieved with its summer musicals. This newly cut-down version of The Little Mermaid is a big show by any accounts. ..and Rachel Rockwell directs and choreographs with great exuberance.”

“Everyone from ages 3 to adults will enjoy. Everything from the (somewhat traditional with a touch of extra spunk) mermaid costumes, to the set, to the action make this a must-see show.”

Kudos to CST for doing their summer musical with the same class and style as their Shakespeare. Director and Choreographer Rachel Rockwell really knows how to get the most out of her cast. She’s incorporated tumbling, aerials and elements of rhythmic gymnastics into the choreography, added colorful puppets of fish and other undersea creatures and even has the sea gulls tap dancing!”



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