Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) Excited to Present Their Production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

“The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s best and most beloved stories,” said Artistic Director Dan Knechtges. “The film singlehandedly revived Disney’s animation studios, and the score by the legendary Alan Menken is incredible.”

The Little Mermaid cast features many familiar faces for TUTS audiences.

Delphi Borich will return to TUTS in the role of “Ariel.” Borich was previously seen on the TUTS stage as “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast during the musical theatre company’s 50th Anniversary Season. Christina Wells, who was in previous TUTS productions of All Shook Up and Seussical, will play “Ursula.” Carla Woods who was last seen on the TUTS stage in the 2019 production of Mamma Mia!, will play “Sebastian.” TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre student, Lia Zitvar is “Flounder” with Sofia Esphahani as the alternate. Noah Ricketts of the Broadway production of Disney’s Frozen will play “Prince Eric.” Joining them are Derrick Davis as “King Triton,” Paul Hope as “Grimsby,” Mark Ivy as “Chef Louis,” Logan Keslar as “Flotsam,” Blair Medina as “Jetsam,” and Christopher Tipps as “Scuttle.”

Rounding out the cast in the Ensemble are Mike Baerga, Courtney Chilton, Sophia Clark, Dwayne Cook, Trey Harrington, Karma Jenkins, Kaitlin Mayse, Miles Marmolejo, Christopher Scurlock, Yasmyn Sumiyoshi and Raven Justine Troup.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be directed by TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges and choreographed by Harrison Guy, who is the Director of Arts & Culture at The DeLUXE Theater and the Artistic Director of Urban Souls Dance Company.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story. 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 songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

The Little Mermaid runs December 7 through 24 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at just $40, and are available online at, or by contacting the TUTS Box Office by phone at (713) 558-8887 or in person by visiting the Box Office located at 800 Bagby Street.

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