The Little Pirate Mermaid at Center for Puppetry Arts

Categories: Theatre & Shows Family-Friendly

Past Dates & Times

  • Thursday, Aug 4, 2022 Show times at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, Jul 28, 2022 Show times at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, Jul 21, 2022 Show times at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, Jul 14, 2022 Show times at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, Jul 7, 2022 Show times at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 Show times at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM

Location

Center for Puppetry Arts - 1404 Spring St

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Details

An Adventure on the High Seas!
Adapted by Jon Ludwig

Argh, Mateys! Flap your flippers and get ready to go on a seafaring adventure in this spectacular new adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid! The Sea King’s daughter saved a pirate from a terrible storm and is now deeply in love. Her only chance to win his heart is to make a deal with the evil Sea Hag. Will the Little Pirate Mermaid’s sacrifice lead to happiness with her buccaneer beau? Take the plunge and see this exciting marionette extravaganza featuring a bountiful ocean of puppets, unique characters, original music, stunning stage effects, and bubbly action!

Hopes are as high as the crow’s nest that this summer’s production will again captivate audiences. Featuring over 40 handcrafted puppets, the show takes advantage of marionettes (string puppets) as they are a perfect medium for creating a sense of weightless, “underwater” floating. The magic continues as the story goes above the water for lots of pirate ship fun, including a naval battle, an attack by a monstrous squid, and hilarious antics between the sailors and pirates. By combining a well known fable with some high seas adventure, the Center crafts a show that is completely shipshape and a thrill for boys and girls of all ages.

The musical is the Center for Puppetry Arts at its best…The musical lasts just an hour, and like all great children’s theater, it speaks on many levels. Indeed, Ludwig, the puppetry center artistic director, has created a rhyming adaptation that is nimble and clear, yet rich in allusion. AJC critic, Pierre Ruhe, 2009

Photo by Clay Walker