Disney's The Little Mermaid

By The Royal Theatre (other events)

8 Dates Through Jun 18, 2023


Royal Players presents

Disney's The Little Mermaid

June 8th-11th and June 15th-18th, 2023

The Historic Royal Theatre proudly presents Royal Players production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. This production, made possible by our sponsorship with Everett Chevrolet, will open Summer 2023. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic Disney animated film, “DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID” is a classic and beautiful love story for the entire family. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this Broadway gem will capture your heart with its irresistible song favorites, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

From the moment you step into the theater, this immersive production will make you feel part of Ariel’s world. When she disobeys her father, King Triton, and makes a deal with the evil witch, Ursula, Ariel thinks her dreams have come true. But when the bargain is not what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to save her true love and restore order under the sea.

Production Details


Book by Doug Wright

Music by Alan Menkin

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glen Slater

Stage Directed by Taijee

Music Directed by Christian Waldron

Choreography by Ta’ru Harris

Dates and Times

Performances are June 8th-11th and June 15th-18th, 2023.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances (June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17) will begin at 7:00pm.  June 15th performance will be the understudy cast.

Sunday matinees (June 11th and 18th) will begin at 2:00pm.

Run time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission. 

*NOTE: There is a strobe and haze warning on this production.

Ticket Information

This show is designated as assigned seating. Please check your seating assignment BEFORE completing your purchase.  You will need to be on the desktop version of ticketleap to be able to select "choose your own seats" otherwise your seats will be randomly assigned and may not be grouped together.  We are unable to transfer tickets to an alternate seat or to a different date once you have purchased, we are only able to offer you a refund.  For accessible or special needs seating, please email [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.  Ticket prices are $18 General; $15 Seniors 60+, members of the military, and college students with valid ID; $8 Grade 12th and below.

Tickets may be purchased at

The box office will open at 6:00pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 15 - 20 minutes prior to curtain. Box Office opens at 1:00pm on matinee days.  We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.

*NOTE: There is a strobe and haze warning on this production.

Creative Team:

Shelli Goldthorpe (Set Designer)

Michelle Alverio & Susie Goldman (Production Managers)

Matthew Burns (Lighting Designer)

Jordan Hancock (Stage Manager)

Abby Connell (Assistant Stage Manager/prop master)

Carissa Lumpkins & Angie Neufer (Director Of Marketing)

Michelle Alverio, Stephanie Connell, Sharee Walter (Costume Designer)

Monica Bernard (Hair & Make-Up Designer)

Cast Members:

Tyler Mann (Prince Eric)

Amaya Hardin (Ariel)

Julie Atkins (Ursula)

Xavier Jones (Sebastian)

Nick Farr (King Triton)

Summer Scott (Grimsby)

Lawrence Hobbs, Jr. (Flounder)

Olivia Hatton (Scuttle)

George Garner (Pilot)

Jackson Shumpert (Leeward)

Lottie Roberts (Windward)

Bee Golleher (Flotsam)

Brendle Roberts (Jetsam)

Belle Overstreet* (Aquata)

Bethany Davis (Andrina)

Kristen Phantzia Smith (Arista)

Kinsey Potts* (Attina, seagull)

Taylor Huff (Adella)

Suzanna Dudley (Alana, seagull)

D.C. Miles (Chef Louis)


Nyla Newton* (seagull)

Elizabeth Atkins (seagull)

Kaleb Hatton* (seagull)

Rylee Woodard*

Carrington Turner

Maddie Welch 

Journi Brown 

Austin Bernard*

Thomas Garner

Christian Waldron*

Allison Callaway

Braden Lisowe (seagull)

*Indicates Understudy/swing

Safety Protocol

Face coverings are recommended for all patrons not fully vaccinated but not required.

Ticketing is now a contactless transaction.

Location & Contact Information

Email:  [email protected] or [email protected] 


111 N. Market

Benton, Arkansas 72015

501.315.5483 (Theatre)

                    Disney’s The Little Mermaid  is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).                                              All  authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

                                                Special thanks to the Benton A&P Commission for their support.




Seating will be assigned by row and seat number at the time of your purchase.  Please review your seating assignment BEFORE you checkout.   Sales are limited to 10 tickets per transaction.

Please print your tickets and bring them with you to expedite check in. 

If you need special needs seating or a wheelchair space, please contact [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.

If you buy your tickets using a MOBILE DEVICE or touch screen, your tickets will be assigned by "best available" for the section you select. To choose your own seats on the seating chart, you must use a laptop, desktop computer or the desktop version of the webpage.  If your seats are not together (see the notification message in the pics) it is because there aren’t that number of seats together in your selected section.  If you purchase seats that aren’t together and this isn’t going to work for you, we will be able to refund your purchase, but will not be able to move your seating assignment.

Refund Policy:  Refunds may be requested up to 24 hours after purchase by sending a request to [email protected]

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event status is subject to change. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund; we're working to ensure you have options in the event of postponement or rescheduling. Seating at the theatre is at full capacity and social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Masks are recommended but are not required.  Concessions will be available before the performance and during intermission. If you have any symptoms of COVID, such as fever or chills, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea, etc. please do not attend. Royal Players, Inc., does not assume liability. By purchasing tickets, you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during, and after the event.

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 1743 Benton, AR 72018