“…lifts our spirits and renews our faith that theater for ‘children’ can be enjoyed by everyone.”
~ TIME Magazine
“A lovable, fun production…”
~ BroadwayWorld.com
“Just gorgeous – full of Disney magic!”
~ Good Day New York
“A musical that does justice to the lovely film from which it sprang.”
~ The Wall Street Journal
Performance Dates

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Cope Amphitheater at Yanney Heritage Park

June 22-July 3 at 7 p.m.

Adults – $5
Kids 10 and under – $1
Admission sales begin at 5:30pm for each performance.

Dive under the sea to hear the story of Ariel – a young mermaid whose only wish is to live on land. After falling in love with a handsome prince, Ariel does everything she can to gain a pair of legs, including making a deal with Ursula the Sea Witch. With the help of her friends, Flounder the fish, Sebastian the crab, and Scuttle the seagull, Ariel must earn the love of Prince Eric in three days before losing her soul to the witch! Based on the beloved story by Hans Christian Andersen, and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is sure to delight families with its exciting underwater world!

Crane River Theater is excited to return to the Cope Amphitheater in Yanney Heritage Park for our production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. It is just one portion of Kearney’s newest public park with a thirteen acre lake, formal gardens, water park and observation tower. The amphitheater features a large stage and available seating for two thousand people, making it the perfect location to bring the rich tradition of open air, outdoor family theater to Central Nebraska.

Special support provided by the Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation and the Arram Family Foundation.


Pilot/Chef/Sea Creature
King Triton
Sea Creature
Grimsby/Chef Louis/Makeup Designer
Windward/Sailor/Chef/ Gull/Sea Creature
Leeward/Chef/Sea Creature
Andrina/Princess/Sea Creature
Adella/Maid/Princess/Sea Creature
Sea Creature
Sailor/Chef/Sea Creature
Allana/Princess/Sea Creature
Atina/Maid/Princess/Sea Creature
Sea Creature
Maid/Sea Creature
Makeup Designer
Grimsby/Chef Louis/Makeup Designer
Assistant Hair and Makeup Designer
Scenic Artist
Props Designer/Carpenter
Stage Manager
Sound Technician
Technical Director
Assistant Stage Manager
Scene Designer
Assistant Stage Manager
Music Director