Muny’s The Little Mermaid Begins June 20 | Playbill

Regional News Muny’s The Little Mermaid Begins June 20 The company is led by Emily Skinner, Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, and Jerry Dixon.
Emily Skinner

The St. Louis Muny staging of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the second production of its 99th season, is presented June 20–29.

Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the limited engagement has choreography by Josh Walden and music direction by Charlie Alterman.

The cast is headed by Emma Degerstedt (Ariel), Jason Gotay (Prince Eric), Emily Skinner (Ursula), Jerry Dixon (King Triton), James T. Lane (Sebastian), Jeffrey Schecter (Scuttle), Richard B. Watson (Grimsby), Spencer Jones (Flounder), Kevin Zak (Flotsam), Frank Vlastnik (Chef Louis/Pilot), and Will Porter (Jetsam). The ensemble includes Jordan Beall, Stephanie Bissonnette, Joseph Fierberg, Emma Gassett, Berklea Going, Marina Kondo, Ben Lanham, Matthew Aaron Liotine, Alex Miller, Halle Morse, Kenneth Michael Murray, Commodore Primous, Scarlett Walker, and Brion Watson.

The production also has scenic design by Michael Schweikardt, costume design by Robin L. McGee, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Matthew Young, and wig design by John Metzner, with production stage manager Larry Smiglewski.


The Little Mermaid features music by Alan Menken, a book by Doug Wright, and lyrics by Glenn Slater and the late Howard Ashman. Based on the Disney animated film and Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, the stage musical follows the story of headstrong Ariel, a mermaid with dreams beyond the ocean floor.

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This season also includes A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, All Shook Up, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, A Chorus Line, and Newsies. All Shook Up and Newsies are Muny premieres.

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