Actress playing ariel holds a cartoon crab

The Little Mermaid

July 16-25, 2021

Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Rodenbaugh Theatre


NTPA is proud to be celebrating 30 years of developing characters in North Texas. The 30th Anniversary Celebration Series features eight shows that have been fan favorites at NTPA over the past three decades. Each event will celebrate significant milestones of the organization.

The series continues with the NTPA Repertory Theatre production of Disney's The Little Mermaid as NTPA celebrates the 5 year anniversary of NTPA Repertory!


Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. 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 fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.


All Ages


$20 Orchestra

$30 Premium


Music by ALAN MENKEN | Lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN & GLENN SLATER | 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 | Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions | West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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Friday, July 16, 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 17, 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 17, 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 18, 2:00 pm

Friday, July 23, 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 7:00 pm
Sunday, July 25, 2:00 pm


Regular seating sections will be fully open and are recommended for fully vaccinated parties.

Socially distanced sections will have 2 seats/6 feet between each group and is recommended for parties with one or more unvaccinated patrons.


A trained Covid Compliance Officer will be present for all rehearsals and performances of this show. Actors will be required to wear masks at all times during rehearsals. All actors and crew are required to adhere to NTPA's strict Covid Safety Rehearsal and Performance Protocols. Masks are required for crew at all times.

Beginning July 1, masks are optional for fully vaccinated patrons inside NTPA facilities. Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons. Please review our performance safety protocols before arriving at the theatre.