We love going to local plays! It is so exciting. ZACH Theatre in Austin is a wonderful place for the whole family. I can’t count the times we have gone there to see a play or musical in the past years. My parents took me as a child and now I am taking my children 🙂

ZACH’s Theatre for Youth Debuts New Production of

Full of fantasy and delight, perfect for all ages.


Hans Christian Andersen’s THE LITTLE MERMAID
Starring MEGAN RICHARDS • Directed by NAT MILLER

This original retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic combines modern technologies and the ancient art of storytelling to put a new twist on this well-loved fairy tale.  Using projections, fabric and theatrical magic, the ocean comes to life – along with your imagination – in this one-person journey of love, sacrifice and courage.  For ages 6 and up.


“I am very excited to be doing this play at ZACH Theatre,” said Nat Miller, Education Director for ZACH Theatre.  “This piece will be done with one actress telling the original Hans Christian Andersen tale.”


“We want to be very clear – this is not the Disney version,” he noted.  “It is heavily influenced by work I have seen from Europe, Asia and Australia at international festivals.  In the United States, children’s theatre has had a long history of performing fairy tales in giant ‘theme park’ style shows that are big and over the top.  The international work I have seen is much more nuanced, theatrical, and takes risks.  Austin is the perfect place to experiment with new ways of telling a classic tales, and I can’t wait for families to see it!”


Saturday Public Family Shows: April 6, 13, 20 & 27 and May 4, 10 & 11, 2013
Shows are at 11 am and 2 pm


ZACH’s Whisenhunt Stage, 1510 Toomey Road.


Tickets are $14, available at ZACH’s box office: 512-476-0541 ext. 1 or visit Lobby opens 1 hour before show time. Drinks are welcome inside the theatre. Group Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Please contact Amanda Adams at (512) 476-0594, x221 for details.

ZACH’s Family Series Presenting Sponsor:  AT&T

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Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received 2 complimentary tickets to give to one Central Texas Mom reader. 


8 thoughts on “The Little Mermaid at ZACH Theatre for Youth in Austin May 4 10 & 11th 2013”

  1. Love the Little Mermaid! The last play we took my 9 year old to at Zach Scott was Goodnight Moon– such a great time for both of us!

  2. Love the Little Mermaid! The last play we took my 9 year old to see at Zach Scott was Goodnight Moon– such a great time (for both of us)!

  3. I honestly cant remember the name of the play.. but it was over 10 years ago.. I was a student at the Jr college and was taking dramaand it was an assignment.. it was a great experience and would love to go see more plays

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