Hans Christian Andersen's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Zach Theatre

Jan. 23 - Mar. 30

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.

Based on the original fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen
Grades K+

Based on the original fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen and adapted by Nat Miller, this modern take on the timeless story incorporates projection design by Kate Leahy with original composition by Allen Roberston. In addition to public performances, The Little Mermaid will play weekdays, January 23–March 1 for almost 4,000 students at various schools across Central Texas.

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid stars Khali Sykes as the Storyteller and Ruth Waiwaiole as the Storyteller Understudy.

“Heavily influenced by work I’ve seen at international festivals in Europe, Asia, and Australia where their work is much more nuanced, theatrical, and takes bolder risks. This version uses projections and technology to meet students in the digital world where they spend a lot of their time,” said ZACH Director of Youth Programming, Nat Miller. “This one-woman The Little Mermaid combines video with the art of storytelling as a way to invite the audience into the story, while still igniting the imagination.”

Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is adapted by NAT MILLER with original composition and sound design by ALLEN ROBERTSON. Additional production team includes SCOTT GROH as scenic and properties designer, KRISTIN KNIPP as costume designer, projection and lighting design by KATE LEAHY and ALY REDLAND as stage manager.


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Hans Christian Andersen's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by uncredited
Zach Theatre

January 23 - March 30, 2024
Whisenhut Stage
1510 Toomey Road
Zach Theatre
Austin, TX, 78704

January 26 – March 30, 2024

 Friday, January 26 at 7 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm; Saturday February 24 and March 2 at 11 am
The Whisenhunt at ZACH | 1510 Toomey Rd | Austin, TX | 78704
Tickets:start at $16 (Youth) and $22 (Adults) available at ZACH’s box office – 512-476-0541 x1, zachtheatre.org

Special Events in celebration of Hans Christen Andersen’s The Little Mermaid:

  • Pay What You Will Week – Tuesday, January 23 – Sunday, January 28, 2024
  • Press and Opening Night – Friday, January 26, 2024 at 7 pm
  • ASL Performance – Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2 pm