The Nashville Children’s Theater has made quite a splash with Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Directed by Ernie Nolan and backed by a live orchestra, NCT delivers a crowd-pleasing performance of the beloved tale of a 16-year-old mermaid who dreams of life on land. The musical is based on the mega-popular Disney animated film from 1989, which in turn is based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen.

The hour-and-15-minute run time includes many familiar themes,  sending an empowering message to kids that one can alter the course of his or her future.

Robin L. McGee’s exquisite costuming creates a vivid, magical fairy tale world. Catherine Birdsong stars as Ariel. The dynamic Piper Jones delivers a deliciously devilish Urusla and Corbin Williams gives a solid performance as Prince Eric.

The show runs until December 23rd, so not a lot of time to see this colorful, visual delight. Children and immediately mesmerized by the colors, the songs and the magic of Disney. Make plans for a  trip “under the sea” with your little mermaids and sea urchins. You wont be dissapointed!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Nov. 8 – Dec. 23

Nashville Children’s Theatre
25 Middleton St., Nashville 
615-252-4675 •

Remaining show times: Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.; Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $21 adults, $16 children

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