The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.

Audiences will dive into the new season of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati with Ariel and her aquatic friends in DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. which has been adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production.  The show runs October 16-18, 24 & 25 at the Taft Theatre.  The show will be directed and choreographed by Roderick Justice. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Music by Alan Menken.  Book by Doug Wright.  Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.  Puppets by The Frisch Marionettes. Flying Effects provided by ZFX, Inc.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and be part of the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice that he has been seeking.

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR., The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, through October 257:30 p.m. Friday October 16Saturday October, 17 & Sunday, October 18 & Sunday, October 25 at 2 PMSaturday, October 24 at 2 PM and 5 PM; Taft Theatre, 5th and Sycamore Streets in Downtown Cincinnati. Tickets $7-$25. 1-800-745-3000

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s production of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. is made possible by the generous support of Edyth B. Lindner. The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign. The Children’s Theatre’s Season Sponsors are the Charles H. Dater Foundation and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation.  The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Media sponsors are Cincinnati Enquirer, LOCAL 12 and Q102.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Kids Club is presented by Time Timer.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Family Gala sponsored by Macy’s and Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  This unique family event features a private performance followed by dinner, games, dancing and fun for all ages at the Taft Theatre Ballroom. Tickets are $150 for adults and $75 for children.  Seating is limited.  Email [email protected] for more information.

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati also presents an additional nine performances of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. for school students.  Ticket prices are $7 per student with one free adult admission for every 15 students. School performances are during the daytime October 16, 20-23, 2015.  Call Pam Young at 513-569-8080 ext. 13 for details.

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