Triumphant (July 9)
July 11 - August 2
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film; Produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker, and Written & Directed by John Musker & Ron Clements
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
In A Magical Kingdom Beneath The Sea, The Beautiful Young Mermaid, Ariel, Longs To Leave Her Ocean Home To Live In The World Above!
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, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above by bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Ariel: Jocelyn Lonquist
Pilot: Bill Rubenstein
Prince Eric: Wendell Hester
Grimsby: Don Hart
Flounder: Grace Lorton
Scuttle: Preston Dildine
King Triton: Kevin Ray Johnson
Sebastian: Leonard Harris
Aquata: Hannah Rose Rivette
Andrina: Sophie Miller
Arista: Emmie Wright
Atina: Victoria Abston
Adella: DRae Beller
Allana: Reagan Minnette
Flotsam: Tyler Bowlin
Jetsam: Edmund Castle
Ursula: Natasha Ricketts
Chef Louis: Mahlon Nevitt
Ensemble: Victoria Abston, DRae Beller, Tyler Bowlin, Edmund Castle, Sophie Miller, Reagan Minnette, Mahlon Nevitt, Hannah Rose Rivette, Bill Rubenstein, Emmie Wright
Executive Producer: Donna Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Choreographer: Sarah Philabaum
Music Director: John D. Phillips
Production Stage Manager: Jordyn Cozart
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Donna Myers
Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Properties Master: Jordyn Cozart
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
General Store Manager: Shelby Garrett
Administrative Assistant: Jane Ryan
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
Scene 1 The World Above - the Water's Surface
The World Above ...Ariel
Fathoms Below ...Pilot, Eric, Grimsby & Sailors
Scene 2 Teenagers - King Triton's Court
Daughters of Triton ...Mersisters
If Only (Triton's Lament) ...King Triton
Scene 3 Femme Fatale - Ursula's Lair
Daddy's Little Angel ...Ursula & Eels
Scene 4 Ariel's Wish - Ariel's Grotto
Part of Your World ...Ariel
The Storm ...Sailors
Scene 5 Storm at Sea - Ship / Sea Below / Beach
Part of Your World (Reprise) ...Ariel
Scene 6 Sisters, Sisters - Mersisters' Girl Cave
She's in Love ...Flounder & Mersisters
Scene 7 Eric's Wish - the Beach
Her Voice ...Eric
Scene 8 Misfit - Open Water
Under the Sea ...Sebastian & Company
Scene 9 Trapped - Ariel's Grotto
If Only (Ariel's Lament) ...Ariel
Sweet Child ...Flotsam & Jetsam
Scene 10 Squid-Pro-Quo - Ursula's Lair
Poor Unfortunate Souls ...Ursula
*There will be one fifteen minute intermission
Scene 1 She's Got Legs - the Beach
Positoovity ...Scuttle & Gulls
Scene 2 Regrets - King Triton's Court
Scene 3 Speechless - Palace (Ariel's Chamber)
Beyond My Wildest Dream ...Ariel
Scene 4 Hot Water - Palace Kitchen
Les Poissons ...Chef Louis
Scene 5 Dinner Disaster - Banquet Hall
Les Poissons (Reprise) ...Company
Scene 6 Shall We Dance? - Ballroom
One Step Closer ...Eric
Scene 7 Block that Kiss! - Ursula's Lair
Daddy's Little Angel (Reprise) ...Ursula & Eels
Scene 8 Cold Fins - the Lagoon
Kiss the Girl ...Sebastian & Company
Scene 9 Total Guppy - King Triton's Court
Scene 10 Only a Voice - Ariel's Room / Ship / Triton's Court
If Only (Quartet) ...Ariel, Eric, Sebastian & Triton
Scene 11 Hulla-Ball-O - Ballroom
The Contest ...Grimsby & Princesses
Scene 12 Confrontation - Ursula's Lair
Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise) ...Ursula
Scene 13 Connection - the Beach
Finale Ultimo ...Company
is a 16 year old student at Crawfordsville High School. She has been performing on stage and dance since she was 3 years old. Her favorite roles include Heather McNamara in Heathers, Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, and Bombalurina in Cats. She is thrilled to be back at Myers with Donna, Richard and Jeremy.
is an 18 year old recent graduate from Crawfordsville High School! She enjoys singing, acting, playing guitar and laughing. Her favorite roles have included Heather Duke in Heathers, Frenchy in Grease at the Vanity Theater, and Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoatat MDT! She most recently performed on the Myers stage during the 2019 New Year’s Spectacular! She would like to thank the whole production team for their hard work and dedication! Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!
is a performer and songwriter based out of Central Illinois who is currently a Theatre Major at Millikin University. He could be most recently seen playing the role of John in Birthday Candles. Tyler was last seen at Myers Dinner Theatre in Mamma Mia! during the 2019 season.
recently completed his junior year at Indiana University South Bend as a Musical Theatre BFA. He has done several shows there and his favorites so far have been Mamma Mia! and Almost Maine. He was seen at MDT last summer in Miss Nelson is Missing, Mamma Mia!, and as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Edmund is from a small town in northern Indiana called Union Mills. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and you for seeing the show!
is a regional actor based out of Crawfordsville, IN. He has recently returned from Pittsburgh, PA where he was a member of a touring Murder Mystery company. He has performed with various companies over the years, including Catalyst Repertory, Crossroads Repertory, Tiki Torch Theatre and the Sugar Creek Players. He has also performed previously here at MDT in such roles as Shrek (Shrek the Musical), Jim (All Shook Up), and Sister Amnesia (Nunsense A-Men). He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support.
is excited for his Myers Dinner Theatre debut as Prince Eric! He has played as Matt (The Fantasticks), Robbie Fay (A Man of No Importance), Rolf (The Sound of Music), and many others. Wendell was born and raised in Savannah, GA, and graduated from Valdosta State University. He now lives in New York City, working as a Clown on his off-time. Wendell dedicates everything to his family and friends, who have supported him unconditionally.
is so happy to making his Myers Debut playing a dream role! Off-Broadway/NYC: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Standby; The Metropolitan Opera), King Lear (Chorus; Royal Shakespeare Company at BAM), Merrily We Roll Along (Astoria Performing Arts Center), The Love Note (Original Off-Broadway Cast; Actors Temple), Funny Thing Happened... (Miles Gloriosus), Showboat in Concert (Joe). National Tour: Blues Journey (Kennedy Center TYA on Tour). Regional (Select): Guys and Dolls (Ensemble u/s Big Jule; Asolo Repertory Theatre), Next to Normal (Dr. Madden), RENT (Benny), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Seussical (Horton). Writing: The Unpredictable Times (Industry Reading at The Hudson Theatre on Broadway in 2018; Featured on Playbill.com), A (Funny) Imagination! - An Unauthorized Parody Based on Characters from the Cartoon Doug (NY Theater Festival; Featured on Playbill.com). Kevin is also Journalist for Onstage Blog (www.onstageblog.com) and creator of their "5 Questions Series" where he has interviewed over 80 Broadway and alike artist. Love and thanks to Jeremy and everyone at Myers for their hospitality, and his beautiful wife Rachael for her amazing support!
grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor / Director for nearly a quarter of a century across the country. Some of his notable directing projects include She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kiss Me Kate, Harvey, and his favorite, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel! In addition to being an Actor / Director, Jeremy is also an accomplished Lighting Designer, Stage Manager and Teacher. www.jeremy-littlejohn.com; IG: @jeremy.littlejohn
was last seen on the MDT stage as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me! Other favorite credits include the North American tours of Anne of Green Gables, Charlie Brown Christmas, and A Christmas Carol, and recent productions at the Great American Melodrama (CA), Weathervane Theatre (NH), White Plains Performing Arts (NY), and Vital Theatre (NYC). Originally from Pensacola, FL, Jocelyn is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and currently resides in NYC. Big thanks to Jeremy and the Myers, and love to her family! Phil. 4:13
is delighted to be back on the MDT stage bringing a childhood favorite character to life. Notable previous roles include MDT’s production of The Miracle Worker, portraying the remarkable Helen Keller and Annie Get Your Gun (Nellie). Other past favorite roles are Disney’ The Lion King (Timon), and A Christmas Carol (Fan). Grace will be an 8th grader at Southwestern MS this fall. Off-stage, musically, she enjoys singing, playing guitar and flute. She is on the Cross-Country, Basketball and Track teams at her school. Grace is also an accomplished competitive shooter. A big Thank You goes out to her family, MDT cast and crew, and you, the wonderful audience members. Enjoy!
is thrilled to be making her MDT debut and to be a part of this wonderful show! She is originally from Carmel, IN, and will be a Junior BFA Musical Theatre Major at Millikin University this fall. Her favorite credits include Carrie: The Musical (Helen) at Pipe Dreams Studio Theatre and Tarzan (Jane). Big thanks to Jeremy, her family and friends, and professors for all their support!
is from Hyde Park, New York and has just graduated from Emory & Henry College, with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has previously been seen on the MDT stage in Mamma Mia! (Lisa) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Ensemble). Her favorite credits include Legally Blonde (Margot) and State Fair (Margy Frake). She would like to thank her professors, her family and Kaleigh for all their love and support.
is the proud father of Bryon and Angela, and the even prouder grandfather of Joshua, Madison, Bailey, Bella and Finley. Bill has been seen in over 25 shows on the MDT stage, including Mamma Mia! and A Christmas Carol Musical in 2019. He is excited to get back to work! He praises Jesus for all that he has, and hope you will be blessed by this show.
is a homeschool graduate who is pursuing her passions of theatre and film. She currently works independently with professionals in the field to further her training and experience. One of her favorite, most recent roles was Cinderella in Into the Woods. In addition to performing, she spends time working with her team, creating, editing and directing short films.