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  Disney's The Little Mermaid at Paramount Theatre

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Paramount Theatre
23 East Galena Blvd Aurora

Ariel lives 20,000 leagues under the sea with her royal family and father, King Triton. Despite the beauty of her aqua surroundings, the young mermaid only dreams of what lies above. During one of her top-side expeditions with her loyal companions - Sebastian the crab and Scuttle the seagull - the turbulent waters cause some precious cargo, Prince Eric, to be tossed into sea. Ariel swims to his rescue and gets the Prince to safety. When he awakens, he has no recollection of how he got ashore. Determined to risk it all for her chance at true happiness, Ariel makes a deal with Ursula the sea witch. She uses her black magic to transform the love-struck princess into a human. But Ariel has only three days to get her true love to kiss her. As part of the deal, while on land, Ariel will not have the ability to make a sound. If she fails at her quest, her soul and her beautiful voice become the property of Ursula.

Thru - Jan 15, 2017

Price: $44-$59

Show Type: Childrens

Box Office: 630-896-6666

Running Time: 2hrs, 25mins; one intermission

Paramount Theatre Seating Chart

  Disney's The Little Mermaid Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...At the end of the show, you have "The Little Mermaid," of course. "Hamilton," it's not. But this is Mak's best work to date. It's an affordably priced show that takes care not to miss its shot, to deliver everything the audience wants, to take a few big risks and still play to the crowd. It is a very notable achievement for this theater and this still-emerging director, and I guarantee that, should you love a few fans of the movie, you'll all have a blast."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...After seeing the Paramount Theatre production of "The Little Mermaid" - an altogether gorgeous surf-and-turf spectacle that puts most other versions of the Disney musical to shame - you might well be tempted to rename the show, "The Lion King (and Queen) of the Sea.""
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Hedy Weiss

Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...If you're looking to experience joy this holiday season beyond what dancing sugar plums and reformed misers supply, look to Aurora's Paramount Theatre and its bright, beautiful production of "The Little Mermaid.""
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Barbara Vitello

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...The entire ensemble was extremely strong! Great acting, singing, costumes, puppets, props, wigs, make-up, set design, projections, lighting this show is flawless! I will have vivid memories of this show for years to come. My daughter said she would like to give it 64 million stars and also said it was the best show she has EVER seen! Kudos to Artistic Director Jim Corti-you never cease to amaze your audience!"
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Sally Osborne

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...One of the amazing stories written by Hans Christian Andersen, "The Little Mermaid", was converted into a Disney animated film, an amazing hit with some vibrant music (Alan Menken) and lyrical lyrics (Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater) with a modern day book by Doug Wright. I do not have to elaborate on the story, I am sure. BUT, for those of you who do not recall, or by some chance have never heard the basis, it is the story of two worlds. The world of the sea, where Ariel (Kari Yancy is sheer perfection in this role), a mermaid dreams of what life would be like in the "human" world. Her father, King Triton (deftly handled by Evan Tyrone Martin) has shielded his daughters (she has 6 sisters) from the "Human" world believing that they are responsible for his wife's death."
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Although the stage musical differs ever so slightly from the animated feature film, this charming, captivating production is funny, exciting, quite unexpectedly moving and a true spectacle for the eye and ear. Directed and choreographed by Amber Mak, in what may be her finest production to date, with solid musical direction by the talented Tom Vendafreddo, and supported by a superlative team of artists, both on- and off-stage, this show stands out as one of Paramountís finest, most memorable in a long line of musicals. Itís a family show that will both teach and entertain, filled with funny, heartwarming characters, gorgeous music and stunning special effects guaranteed to enchant audiences of all ages. A superlative holiday treat for everyone lies in taking the plunge Under the Sea in Aurora."
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Colin Douglas

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...This is Hamilton for the pre-teen set. Any 5- to 13-year-old lucky enough to experience this production will forever compare future theatrical experiences to this one. And oh yeah, older kids of all ages will love it, too."
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Barry Reszel

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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