June 21-23, 2019 | Shannon Hall at the Wisconsin Union Theater

Disney's The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a teenage mermaid princess who longs to be human.  After rescuing Prince Eric when he falls overboard during a storm, Ariel is immediately enamored.  After discovering Ariel's predicament, the evil sea witch Ursula tries her into trading her voice for a chance to be human and fall in love. Ariel defies her mighty father, King Triton, to pursue Eric on land.  But Ursula's bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Sebastian the crab, Flounder the fish, and Scuttle the seagull to restore order under the sea.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, our production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic animated film and generations of young singers who’ve been inspired to find their own voices by such tunes as “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea.”


Tickets (starting at $25) for Disney’s The Little Mermaid are available through the Campus Arts Box Office online, in person at Memorial Union, or at (608) 265-2787.

Please note: The Seating Map displays the Main Floor seating first. Click on the “Jump to” box above the map or the arrow at the bottom of the map to see available Balcony Seating.

Backstage with Bruno features THE LITTLE MERMAID

Cast & Production Team


Ariel: Olivia de Waart

Prince Eric: Andy White

Sebastian: Shawn Holmes

Flounder: Dominic Jacobson

Ursula: Amanda Poulson

Flotsam: Robert A. Goderich

Jetsam: Katy O'Leary

Scuttle: Dan Jajewski

Chef Louis: J. Adam Shelton

King Triton: Kurtis Hopp

Grimsby: David Neuser

Ensemble: Alexandra Asmuth, Natalie Davies, Jennifer Kuckuk, Kate Mann, Miranda Moore, Brooke Wahlstrom, Ingrid Ebeling, Mona Iskandar, Beatrix Pauli, Elijah Edwards, Ben Galvin, Tom Kastle, Easton Michaels, Cole Pantano, Bart Terrell

Production Team

Stage Manager: Martinique M. Barthel

Director: Trevin Gay

Music Director: Thomas Kasdorf

Costume and Hair/Makeup Designers: Leslie Frank and Brenna Farmer

Lighting Designer: Zak Stowe

Sound Designer: Brian Anderson

Scenic Designer & Technical Director: Corey Helser

High School Backstage Arts Intern:  Nadja Akulenko (Run Crew), Ruby Marine (Backstage Audio Tech)

Wisconsin Union Theater Student Stagehands: Nick Bryan, Alice Combs, Epiphany Holmstock, Garrett Lynch

Wardrobe and Hair/Makeup Crew:  Virginia Bessert, Grace Drummond

Props Design: Key props pieces were designed and created by scenic artist Andrea Toussiant for The Fireside Theatre.

Olivia de Waart as Ariel. Photo Credit: Mike Brown