The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid A Panto Under The Sea!

About the Play

Young mermaid Princess Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the human world above. When she defies her father, King Triton, and visits the ocean surface, she immediately falls for a charming prince! Furious, King Triton forbids Ariel from ever going to the surface again. However, the headstrong Ariel has other plans, and bargains with the evil sea witch, trading her beautiful voice for a pair of legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel will need the help of all her colorful friends under the sea to win her prince’s love in a thrilling race against time!

The original story of The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The tale was written in 1836 and first published by C.A. Reitzel in Copenhagen in 1837 as part of Fairy Tales Told for Children, First Collection.

The Little Mermaid was adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1989. The Disney film greatly diverges from Andersen’s original story which was more of a morality play about a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul. Nonetheless, it was hugely successful and launched a franchise that was continued with a TV series of the same name (1992-1994), a sequel: The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (2000), and a prequel: The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008).

A statue of The Little Mermaid is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. This small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and a major tourist attraction.

Our adaptation of the story loosely follows the North American or Disney version; however, we’ve given it the full Panto treatment. Which means all the zaniness that you can handle, plus a few hundred bad puns to groan at. All of your favorite characters are here, only not completely as you might remember them… and there are some additional characters that weren’t in the original tale… after all this is Panto!

CastCrewProduction Info
Character Played by
The Announcer Stu Wightman
Scuttle Dave Marklinger
Ariel Kelsey Launier
Sebastian Christo Vutev
Prince Eric Rem Murray
Grimsby Brittany Zettergreen
Hodgeson Connor Seeley
Moppet Bruce Visser
Poppet Elizabeth King
Sharktooth Maxwell Gallagher
Norma Snockers Vance Schneider
Flotsam Ivan Vutev
Jetsam Daisy Heinonen
Windward Elizabeth King
King Triton Bryce Craig
Marlin Kara Jones
Dory Brittany Zettergreen
Ursula Dustyn Markortoff
Carlotta Agnieszka Makuch
Chef Louis Bruce Visser
Ariana Kara Jones
 An Impressive Clergyman Bruce Visser
The Full Chorus Aubrey Crowley, Ava Loehr, Claire Turner, Dominique Baird, Ella Bourgeois, Emmet Moody, Grayson Walker, Isabel Moody, Izzy Loehr, John Cantelo, Kayla Roath, Lori Proznick, Lukas Woods, Olivia Jones, Olivia Marino, Peyton Woods, Sophia Dimopoulos, Sophie Proznick, Sylar Unser-Kleissen, Zinédine Perriard-Abdoh
Producer / Director Vance Schneider
Author Vance Schneider
Assistant Director Carlo Sia
Set, Sound & Lighting Designer Vance Schneider
Head of Wardrobe Denise Proznick
Head of Construction John A. Neill
Dance Choreographer Jasmin McDaniels
Stage Manager Jennelle Young
Assistant Stage Manager Elizabeth King
Costumes / Dressers Denise Proznick, Kara Jones, Marta Oraniewicz
Hair / Makeup Jasmin McDaniels, Vance Schneider
Wigs Vance Schneider, Marta Oraniewicz
Set Construction John Neill, Vance Schneider, Jennelle  Young, Tom Fox, Rem Murray
Set Painting Jennelle Young, Kara Jones, Elizabeth King, Kelsey Launier, Marta Oraniewicz, Cody Dawson, Vance Schneider, Brittany Zettergreen
Props Master Vance Schneider
Drums and Percussion Stu Wightman
Technical Director *  Brian St-Amand
Lighting Operator *  Liam Befurt
Sound Operator *  Paul Cuthbert
Fly Operator *  James Befurt
Running Crew The Cast and Chorus
Publicity Vance Schneider
Poster and Graphics Carlo Sia
Program Vance Schneider, Carlo Sia
Raffle Organizer Carlo Sia
Photography/Videography John A. Neill
*Western Canada Theatre Employee
Original Performance Dates December 24-31, 2017
Venue Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 55 minutes
Production Style Traditional British Panto
Our Sponsors The Brick, Newgold New Afton Mine, Kamloops Office Systems, Kamloops Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, Domino’s Pizza. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
Special Thanks To Kamloops Live Box Office, B-100, CFJC Midday, Gerry Wallin, John A Neill Photography, Brittany Zettergreen’s Students

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Congratulations to our 2017 “Raffle Under The Sea”Prize Winners


Adult Prize Winners:
1st Prize – Lina McCoy
2nd Prize – Amy Crowley
3rd Prize – Payton Hiebert

Child Prize Winners:
1st Prize – Nicholas Schmidt
2nd Prize – Michelle Hill
3rd Prize – Jennifer Ruemper

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