Desert Stages Theatre presents the first On Stage production of 2017 Disney’s The Little Mermaid Fri., Feb. 24 – Sun. March 26.
In a magical underwater kingdom, a mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, and convince the Prince that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.
The Desert Stages production runs through Sun., March 26, 2017; with performances Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is directed and choreographed Tiffany Atkinson.
The Little Mermaid is a popular 1989 Disney movie based upon the fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. The movie was later adapted into a musical and made its Broadway debut January 2008.In its brief 19 month run, The Little Mermaid was nominated for 16 awards including two Tony’s and one Grammy nomination.
Desert Stages Theatre Series. The Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall is a 136-seat theatre-in-the-round that provides a personal and interactive experience for the patrons. On Stage Children’s Series for ages 3-19 and Next Series for ages 12-19 feature some of the youngest performers at DST, also performed in Cullity Hall. The Actor’s Café is the second stage at DST that provides an intimate 60-seat proscenium-style theatre.
Tickets Online & by Phone. Tickets are available at www.DesertStages.org; or by phone, 480.483.1664, and also at the theatre box office, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, north side of Scottsdale Fashion Square, on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Highland. Tickets are $15.
About Desert Stages Theatre. A bustling community playhouse, Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, Ariz., is celebrating its 22th year in 2017. DST is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3, founded in 1995, and delivers performances year-round. Four show schedules occur throughout the year: Actor’s Café performances in the intimate, proscenium-style 65-seat theatre; Mainstage Series in Cullity Hall, an inventive 140-seat theatre-in-the-round; On Stage Children’s Series for ages 3-19, and Next Stage Series for 12-19, both also performed in Cullity Hall. DST also operates a theatrical academy (Center Stage, and many other classes), regularly hosts talent shows (Show Your Stuff) and offers a variety of music, dance and classes open to the community. DST is led by co-founder, executive director and artistic director, Laurie Cullity. Additional co-founders are Joan Thompson and the late Gerry Cullity. Included in each DST season are children’s productions of original scripts, musical scores and lyrics by co-founder Cullity whose works are still relished twelve years after his passing. Desert Stages has developed thousands of thespians, young and old, many with compelling personal stories of triumph and major stage success, all of whom perform at DST for the pure love of the theatre.