Tickets to this event were generously provided by Grand Rapids Civic Theatre. All opinions are my own.

Get Ready for a Dazzling, Sparkling Event Under the Sea

The Civic Theatre’s volunteer army has outdone themselves with The Little Mermaid. The entire production crew has brought their best offerings to this performance.

The sets were magical, performances were perfect, songs were entertaining, and the costuming was stunning.

Your kids will love this performance. So many sparkles and shine! So many colorful characters.

And… there’s flying. Well, it’s swimming, but Ariel and friends are still defying gravity as they swim around their deep sea universe.

Hats off to the Costume Crew for This One

Everyone was at the top of their game in tonight’s show, but the shining stars of the night were the costumes. You have to see them to believe them. 

As we approached the theatre Saturday night, my 7 year old saw a poster of Ariel and declared, “she looks so real!” Ariel’s mermaid costume just didn’t seem possible to my kid. It had to be a painting or something.  

But Ariel truly is real, as is Sebastian and Flounder, and my personal favorite, Ursula. You could tell that every actor was having a blast in their part and seemed perfectly suited for it. 

Loaded with Songs that Both Kids and us Older Folks Will Know

The fun thing about Disney performances is that the stories are usually familiar to mom and dad AND the kids. So everyone in the audience knows all the songs.

Despite this, I don’t think that anyone in the audience was ready for the fantastic Under the Sea number. The performance was loaded with energy and parade of beautiful sea creatures was a feast for the eyes. It was really a treat.

Catch The Little Mermaid by December 16

The Little Mermaid is playing through December 16 and you can purchase tickets here or buy calling the box office at (616) 222-6650.

This would be a great early Christmas gift for kids or a fun holiday outing.

The show runs long – 2:15 including intermission. There were many kids at the show, and while many of the littlest ones sat patiently, young wiggly kids struggled. If your child doesn’t easily sit through a movie, I’d suggest making The Little Mermaid a date night outing. Or take them to a matinee.

Remaining Dates for The Little Mermaid Are

November 18, 21-25, and 28-30
December 1-2, 5-9, and 12-16

  • Wednesday – Saturday | 7:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday matinees | 2:00 pm

Special Thanksgiving Pricing

Looking for some adventure on Thanksgiving that doesn’t involve shopping? Grab some discounted ticket prices for The Little Mermaid here for Wednesday or Thursday.

PRICING for Thanksgiving:
$32 for adults
$18 for upper balcony
$16 for students


30 N. Division, Grand Rapids MI

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | 616-222-6650


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April H
April is a stay-at-home-working-mom hybrid who balances her time between managing a household and using her editor brain to find all the typos in her friends’ emails. In her occasional free time she enjoys reading, quilting, antiquing and photography. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband and three children.

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