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

About Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805–August 4, 1875) grew up in Odense, Denmark, the son of a poor shoemaker, until he ran away to Copenhagan at the age of 14 to pursue a life in the theater. Although he never succeeded on the stage, he attracted the notice of influential citizens who took him in and saw to his education. Read more about the rise of Denmark's favorite son.

Some of Andersen's most well-known stories are The Emperors New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Little Match-Seller, but he wrote more than 160 in his lifetime, including lesser-known ones like The Metal Pig, The Conceited Apple-Branch, The Beetle Who Went on His Travels and The Flea and the Professor. See a complete list of Hans Christiant Anderson's fairy tales. 

Read the Hans Christian Anderson original The Little Mermaid story.

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