Legacy Theatre presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid!

July 7, 2023

The classic Disney fable turned Broadway sensation opens at Legacy! The Little Mermaid runs June 30th through July 30th at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, GA.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s story and made into a Disney film in 1989, with music by Alan Menken. The film was a huge success, a the beginning of a ‘Disney Renaissance.” The movie won two Academy awards, for Best Original Score and Best New Song. The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway in 2007 and was nominated for several awards including Tony Awards, The Drama Desk Award, and a Grammy Award. Time Magazine noted "It was one of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage."

Legacy’s production is directed by Mark Smith, choreographed by Bethany Hayes Smith and music directed by Jodi Cotton-Street. “The Little Mermaid is a show we’ve wanted to produce here for years” says Mark Smith. “It is a huge production, filled with wonder and imagination. It’s also great that it coincides with the release of the new live action Disney film. It’s a wonderful way to spend a summer evening with the whole family.”

“I think everyone loves the music of The Little Mermaid,” says Executive Producer and choreographer Bethany Smith, “the musical has all the magical songs from the original film and then some, and the costumes are absolutely incredible. I feel that audiences are transported under the sea right alongside Ariel and that’s a magic you don’t experience from a movie.” As an added bonus, Ariel will be available for photo opportunities following the show, and children who dress up like their favorite princess receive a free necklace.

Chelsie Burks stars as Ariel and is making her Legacy Theatre debut in the role. Grayson Yockey (Cinderella/Godspell) plays Prince Eric, and Cristina Mariano (Sister Act/Bright Star) portrays Ursula. Returning to the Legacy are Mandy Corbett (Cinderella/Matilda), Truman Griffin (Bright Star), Brody Harlan (Matilda/Some on the Mountain), Lamont J. Hill (Sister Act), Landon Holub (The Wizard of Oz), Erika Johnson (Sister Act/The Wizard of Oz), Evan McLean (The Wizard of Oz/Matilda), Cecilia Murphy (Sister Act/Cinderella), Caleb Peters (Bright Star/Newsies), Leanna Phillips (The Wizard of Oz/Newsies), Izzi Robles (Sister Act/Shout!), and Darrin Smith (Buddy Holly/Cinderella). Making their Legacy Theatre debuts are Kaycee Humphrey, Paige Lichnerowicz, and Joelle Sokoloff.

The Legacy’s 2023-2024 season continues after The Little Mermaid with the new musical, Pelagius, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Elvis: A Musical Revolution, and Steel Magnolias. Flex show packages are available starting and individual tickets are also on sale now for these productions.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid runs June 30th through July 30th with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:00pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00pm. Adult tickets are $40-$50, Children 12 and under are $20-$25, and Senior & Student discounts are available as well as discounts for groups of 20 or more. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 404-895-1473. The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Rd. in Tyrone, GA.