About Disney's The Little Mermaid

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl -- she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have -- to live on land. When she falls in love with a handsome human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her voice as the price of entry onto dry land. With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric's love within three days -- or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! Based on the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, and the wildly popular Disney film, this musical staging of The Little Mermaid features a funny and fanciful book by Doug Wright, with the beloved score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater in an expanded but completely faithful form, featuring the rambunctious and persuasive “Under the Sea,” the romantic expectation of “Kiss the Girl,” and that anthem to longing and belonging, “Part of Your World.”

Kearney High School Theatre Dept.

Here at Kearney High School, our mission is to teach students to love their art through the lense of creativity.

Our 2023-2024 Theatre Season is as follows: 

Fall Improv Show- September 14th, 2023

1st Annual Haunted House- October 21st, 2023

Fall Musical: Disney's The Little Mermaid- November 15th - 18th, 2023

Reader's Theatre: The Jungle Book- Districts are February 29th, 2023

Spring Improv Show- March, 2023

Spring Play: The Diviners- April 24th - April 27th, 2023