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Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.
05.26.2013 03.00PM
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts - Scottsdale
Performing Arts Events






Detour Company Theatre

Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.

May 24–26, 2013
Friday, May 24, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 25, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, May 26, 3 p.m.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission


The award-winning Detour Company Theatre will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on May 24–26. Detour’s artistic director will present a pre-show talk on opening night, Friday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Admission to all Detour performances is free, and seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations are welcome. Additional information is available at www.DetourCompanyTheatre.org or www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org.


Detour Company Theatre invites all to share in the one-of-a-kind theatrical experience of Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. The production is the latest achievement of Detour and its 13-year legacy of unforgettable performances. The Detour acting troupe is comprised of adults with developmental and other challenges. Twice a year, cast members enthusiastically take to the stage and embrace the magic of theater.


Detour’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. features actors from the Company’s cast of more than 45 individuals who, along with their coaches, will tell the classic romance story of the beautiful young mermaid Ariel, who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she will need to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula and convince Prince Eric that she is the girl with the enchanting voice. The musical features hit songs such as Under the Sea and Part of Your World, performed with the energy and excitement that is entirely unique to Detour.



Detour Company Theatre is a nonprofit organization that provides quality and authentic arts education and performance opportunities for adults with developmental and other challenges, including deafness, blindness and autism. Detour was founded in 2000 by Sam (no last name), a well-known local theater and arts professional. It began with just a handful of actors and coaches whose small audience featured a tight-knit group of family and friends. Today, Detour performances, presented in collaboration with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Education Department, draw audiences throughout the Valley. The infectious energy from this dedicated and talented group of performers compels everyone to stand up and cheer – it is an experience not to be missed!


Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, music by Alan Menken and book by Doug Wright. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker and written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale’s high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Patron Services Box Office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)
TDD: (480) 874-4694
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