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Disney's The Little Mermaid

November 10 – December 31
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 and directed by John Musker & Ron Clements
Produced by special arrangement with Musical Theatre, International
Amish Acres

Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy!

The Little Mermaid is a stage musical produced by Disney Theatrical, based on the animated 1989 Disney film and classic story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and gives up her voice to find love. In this beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land.

On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken wrote the music for both the film and musical. "Under the Sea," "The World Above," and "Kiss the Girl" are new musical theatre classics.

The Little Mermaid Flips Roles with Prince Eric
Review, "The Little Mermaid," by Frank Ramirez, Resident Blogger

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Scenes & Musical Numbers
Director Notes
Cast Bios
Production Staff Bios
Theme Dinners



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A Note from the Director…

Welcome to The Round Barn Theatre! Thank you for joining us on our adventure under the sea.  Published back in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, re imagined as an animated film by Disney in 1989, and hitting the Broadway stage in 2007, this classic story transcends time with its themes and lessons.

As you watch Ariel and her friends (and enemies) come to life on our stage, you will see a girl become a woman, witness the struggle between parent and child, and discover that home isn’t necessarily a place that you were born…but instead a place that you have to find for yourself.
With award-winning music and lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater, and a touching script by Doug Wright, we hope that you will leave the theatre with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. We are thrilled that you are part of our world today, and we wish you a wonderful holiday season.   
       
Nathan Mittleman



The Little Mermaid Cast

   

Ariel

 

Lauren Morgan

Pilot (Prince Eric U/S)

 

Martin Flowers

Prince Eric

 

Jake Bell

Grimsby

 

James Edward Dauphin

Flounder

 

Amelia Lowry

Scuttle

 

Nicky Mendelsohn

King Triton

 

Dion Stover

Sebastian

 

Michael Quinichett

Atina (Mersister)

 

Jamila Hunter

Andrina (Mersister) (Ursula U/S)

 

Katherine Scarlett Barnes

Allana (Mersister) (Ariel U/S)

 

Kristin Brintnall

Aquata (Mersister)

 

Randa Meierhenry

Adella (Mersister)

 

Mikaela Brielle

Arista (Mersister)

 

Akira Watanabe

Flotsam

 

J. Morgan Shaffo

Jetsam

 

Travis Bird

Ursula

 

Amber Burgess

Chef Louis

 

Travis Bird

Ensemble (Female Swing)

 

Millicent Martin

Ensemble (Flounder U/S)

 

Kaitlyn Bell

Ensemble

 

Dalton Tyler Isaac

 

The Little Mermaid Staff

   

Executive Producer

 

Richard Pletcher

Artistic Director

 

Amber Burgess

Director/Choreographer

 

Nathan Mittleman

Music Director

 

Paul Rigano

Production Stage Manager

 

Garth Moritz

Set Designer

 

Richard Pletcher

Costume Designer

 

Ashley Alverth

Flying Effects Director

 

Jason Whicker, On The Fly Productions, LLC

Flight Captain

 

Mikaela Brielle

ASM/Sound Designer

 

Shayna Graverson

Costume Assistant / Wardrobe

 

Mikaela Brielle

Casting Associates

 

Ryan Schisler and Joe Ford

Dance Captain

 

Millicent Martin

Properties Master

 

Ryan Schisler

Box Office Manager

 

Glenda Pietzrak

Legal Representation

 

Dumler & Giroux, NYC

Archive Videographer

 

Ryan Schisler

Aerial chroeography and performer flying effects created by On the FLY Productions, LLC

Musical Numbers

Act I

 

The World Above

Ariel

Fathoms Below

Pulot, Sailors, Prince Eric, Grimsby

Daughters of Triton

Mersisters

If Only (Triton's Lament)

King Triton

Daddy's Little Angel

Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam

Part of Your World

Ariel

The Storm

Sailors

Part of Your Worl (Reprise)

Ariel

She's in Love

Mersisters, Flounder

Her Voice

Prince Eric

Under the Sea

Sebastian, Sea Creatures

After "Under the Sea"

Sebastian, Sea Creatures

If Only (Ariels Lament)

Ariel

Sweet Child

Flotsam, Jetsam

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Ursula

Act One Finale

Ursula, Ariel

 

 

Act II

 

Positoovity

Scuttle, Gulls

Positaggity

Scuttle, Gulls

Beyond My Wildest Dreams

Ariel, Maids, Grimsby

Les Poissons

Chef Louis

Les Poissons (Reprise)

Chef Louis, Chefs

One Step Closer

Prince Eric

Daddy's Little Angel (Reprise)

Ursula, Flotsam, Jetsam

Kiss the Girl

Sebastian, Animals

If Only (Quartet)

Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, King Triton

The Contest

Grimsby, Princesses

Ariel Steps Forward

Ursula

Poor Unfortunate Souls (Reprise)

Ursula

Ariel's Transformation

Mersisters

Finale Ultimo

King Triton, Ariel, Ensemble, Prince Eric

 

Cast Biographies

Lauren Morgan (Ariel) is a NYC based actor, singer, dancer and all around tiny beast. Post college she spent a year living and performing in Chicago before heading back home to New York. Favorite roles include Zinnia (Nutcracker! The Musical), Peter (Peter Pan) and Jo March (Little Women). Lauren has been a featured vocalist and ensemble member in shows with Joe Iconis and Family and The Rigano Songbook at Feinstein's 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama and The Metropolitan Room. Keep supporting the arts and each other, folks! @less_is_morgan,www.laurenmorgan.net    




Martin Flowers (Pilot (Prince Eric U/S)) is incredibly grateful to return to the Round Barn Theatre for the full 2017 season! Growing up in Nappanee, Martin graduated from NorthWood High School in 2012. He then attended Goshen College, where he studied Theatre and Music. He made his debut on the Joseph Stein Stage in the summer of 2016 as Jimmy in Crazy for You and Mendel in Fiddler on the Roof. Favorite roles include Vince in Tape, Brutus in Julius Caesar, and The Lord of the Underworld in Eurydice. In his free time, Martin enjoys running, playing video games, and playing music with his brother. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, as well as his mentors in the area who have helped him get to this point. 

Jake Bell (Prince Eric) is excited to make his debut at Round Barn Theatre! Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Jake received his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Memphis. This past summer, he was in Chiilicothe, Ohio where he performed in Tecumseh: The Outdoor Drama. Favorite credits include Oklahoma! (Will Parker), West Side Story (Action), Titanic (Jim Ferrell), and Madagascar: The Musical Adventure (Melman). Jake would like to thank Nathan and Amber for giving him this wonderful opportunity as well as his family for their constant love and support. He is also a massive sports fan. Enjoy the show! 

James Edward Dauphin (Grimsby) is pleased to return the Round Barn Theatre this season where he last graced the stage portraying as Zangler in Crazy for You. Celebrating over 65 performances onstage, he recently was seen as the Bugler in Carmen at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Other theatrical credits include Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Archibald in The Secret Garden in Arizona and in Chicago, Clifford in Deathtrap, Higgins in My Fair Lady, and other Midwest regional and stock credits. Offstage James is a graphic artist and former animator for The Walt Disney Company, set designer and blessed to have worked for The Walt Disney Company for over 15 years in many fields. Much thanks to Amber, Nathan, Paul, Ashley and the entire cast and crew for this adventure 'under the sea' and thank YOU the audience, for spending 'part of your world' with OUR world this holiday season! 

Amelia Lowry (Flounder) is a motivated young  actress from Bremen, who has found her way to the Round Barn Theatre Stage in 2016. At the young age of four, she insisted on taking music lessons.   She loved to sing and dance and wanted to surround herself with joyful melodies.  She has taken numerous acting and drama classes at the Civic, Wagon Wheel, and Round Barn Theaters. She has acted in other productions such as Grease, Mary Poppins,  Fiddler on the Roof, Miracle Worker,  and A Christmas Story.  Amelia says she comes alive when performing on stage and enjoys the audience's energy! She is excited to be a part of the action this season at Round Barn Theatre.  A huge thank you to Amber Burgess for this opportunity! 

Nicky Mendelsohn (Scuttle) is a recent graduate of Western Michigan University where he attained his BFA in music theatre performance. He is from Arlington Heights Illinois and now based in Chicago! Some of his favorite credits include Pinocchio in Shrek the Musical, Joey Vitale in Tony n' Tina's Wedding, and Roger DeBris in The Producers. He wants to thank his parents, his brother Jimmy, and his husband Nick for the endless love and support. 






Dion Stover (King Triton) A native of Chicago, Dion holds a B.A. in Musical Theater Performance from Columbia. Most recently he performed at the Palace theater in Shear Madness (Tony Whitcomb) and at Circa 21 Speakeasy in The Rocky Horror Show (Frank N Furter). Regional credits include: Anything Goes (Lord Evelyn), The Full Monty (Harold), 1940's Radio Hour Christmas Carol (Clifton), I Love YouYou're Perfect Now Change (Man 2), etc. When he is not performing, he is also a studio coach for Rosetta Stone instructing students around the world. A special thanks to all of his friends and family for all of their love and support. 



Michael Quinichett (Sebastian) is from right next door, Columbus, Ohio (go Bucks!), and is grateful to be with RBT once again. He's been seen on the RBT stage as Hoke Coleburn in Driving Miss Daisy (twice), Amonasro in Aida, and ensemble in Beauty & The Beast. Other favorite musicals he's been in around the country include The Fully Monty (Horse), Dreamgirls (Curtis Taylor Jr), The Civil War (Clayton Toler), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas u/s), and Smokey Joe's Cafe (Ken). When he's not saving the world through musical theatre, Michael is also a traveling licensed massage therapist as owner/operator of Q's Mobile Massage, "Room Service For Your Body & Mind." 


Jamila Hunter (Atina (Mersister)) is a resident of Clarksville, TN. Recently graduated May 2017with her BFA Degree in Musical Theatre. Has been in numerous shows like Nunsense Sister Hubert, Footloose as Rusty and in The Wiz as Evillene. This is Jamila's first time traveling and performing away from home really excited to be working in another state, meeting and working with new people. Jamila Hunter wants to thank her supportive family and friends for backing her up and keeping her lifted in prayer and encouraging her dreams. 





Katherine Scarlett Barnes (Andrina (Mersister) (Ursula U/S)) holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University. Originally from Missouri, she now resides in Chicago. Katherine is ecstatic to return to the Round Barn Theatre as a core company member for the 2017 season. She was last seen on the Joseph Stein stage in A Christmas Story The Musical (Mrs. Schwartz/Chief Elf/Nurse.) Other credits include: Fiddler on the Roof (Yente), Nuncrackers (Sister Mary Hubert), The Odd Couple (Cecily Pigeon), 110 in the Shade (Mrs. Jenkins/Ensemble), The Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the West), Jack and the Beanstalk (Narrator/Lucia), and Paradigm (Cecilia/Erica). 



Kristin Brintnall (Allana (Mersister) (Ariel U/S))  is thrilled to be returning to the Joseph Stein Stage this holiday season! Her previous Round Barn credits include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Sister Act (Mary Robert), Guys and Dolls, Plain and Fancy, A Christmas Story, and Fiddler on the Roof. Other regional credits include Big Fish (Big Noise Theatre), Next Thing You Know (Steel Beam Theatre) and The Music Man (North Central College). A proud 2016 graduate of Millikin University, her collegiate credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), The Addams Family (Alice Beineke), An Evening With Andrew Lippa, Machinal, and Cinderella. For more information, please visit kristinbrintnall.com. She would like to thank the Round Barn Theatre staff, cast, and production team for all of their amazing work, and her supportive family and friends. Thank you and enjoy the show! 

Randa Meierhenry (Aquata (Mersister)) Far from her home in Lincoln, Nebraska, Randa is thrilled to be in Indiana for the first time ever! Though she misses the corn and Husker football, 2017 has given her some amazing opportunities away from home. In the past few months, she has been fortunate enough to work with a variety of companies around the Midwest including the Musical Theatre Heritage and Great Plains Theatre. When she isn’t working on theatre, Randa enjoys strumming her ukulele, snapchatting her little sister and playing Scrabble with anyone who’s willing to challenge her. She would like to thank her entire family for their endless support, especially her beautiful mother, without whom she would be lost. 

Mikaela Brielle (Adella (Mersister)) Hailing from the deep South, Mikaela Brielle is thrilled to be in the beautiful Midwest for the first time. A recent graduate of Valdosta State University, Mikaela has been doing theatre for almost a decade. Some of her favorite credits include Summer and Smoke, The Tempest, Oklahoma, Pinocchio Commedia, and Into the Woods. In her spare time she enjoys playing guitar, being a cat lady, and exploring new places. She'd like to thank her entire family for their unending support and love throughout all her adventures. Come say hello!

 

 

 

Akira Watanabe (Arista (Mersister)) just graduated from University of Nebraska Kearney this May, 2017. She is originally from Japan, and has a bachelor of Music with Musical Theatre comprehensive major. She has appeared as a dancer and choreographer for UNK dance concerts, and played Maxine in the UNK main stage musical production, How I Became a Pirate. Last summer, she joined the company of Crane River Theater for productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The Wizard of Oz. She has also served as choreographer for She Loves Me at Kearney Community Theatre. Akira has been chosen to participate as a performer at regional conferences of ACDA and KCACTF. She is really thrilled to be on the stage of the Round Barn Theatre. She wishes all audience to have a great time! 

J. Morgan Shaffo (Flotsam) is feeling just electrified to be seen on the Round Barn stage for the first time! An Ohio born, Kentucky raised lady with a BFA from Western Kentucky Uni. Some of her favorite roles include ChaCha in "Grease", Carmen Bernstein in "Curtains" and Hen in "Click, Clack, Moo". When she's not onstage, she enjoys cooking, gardening and teaching kiddos to love theatre as much as she does. Love to family, friends, The Tribe, and all my amazing teachers. 





Travis Bird (Jetsam/Chef Louis) is delighted to be joining the 2017 Round Barn Theatre Season! Some of his favorite theatre credits include Jesus in Godspell with Wells Community Theatre, the world premiere of Jaxson in Steeple People: A Southern Gospel Comedy, Shrek U.S. in Shrek the Musical, and Roger in Grease the Musical all with the Round Barn Theatre. He also recently returned from a nine-month tour directing and playing Smee in Peter and Wendy with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. He has a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance from Ball State University. In his spare time, Travis loves dancing and spending time with friends and family. 

Millicent Martin  (Ensemble (Female Swing)) is thrilled to be returning to the Round Barn after her debut here as "Audrey" in Little Shop of Horrors. Millie is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Some of her favorite roles include "Val"(A Chorus Line-Armory Dinner Theatre), "Lily St. Regis"(Annie-Jenny Wiley Theatre), "Rosalia"(West Side Story-Studio Tenn) and "Scallops Who"(How the Grinch Stole Christmas-National Tour, Opry). "The Little Mermaid" is a childhood favorite and Millie can't wait to share this show with her cast and audiences to come! Love to Wade for his incredible support. Thanks to Amber! 




Kaitlyn Bell (Ensemble (Flounder U/S))is returning for her third Round Barn Theatre production. She is a fifth grade student at Woodview Elementary in Nappanee. Kaitlyn loves singing, dancing and gymnastics. She always enjoys watching other productions at Amish Acres and is proud to be a part of this season's production of The Little Mermaid. 






Dalton Tyler Isaac (Male Ensemble) is ecstatic to be apart of this wonderful production and for his debut at RBT! A native of North Carolina, Dalton has performed in shows all across the Tar Heel State, South Carolina and Tennessee and has training with UNC-Asheville. Favorite recent credits include: Sweeney Todd, Liberty Mountain-The Revolutionary Drama (Militiaman), Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, West Side Story (Riff), The Addams Family (Fester), Mary Poppins (Park Keeper), Big River (King), Forever Plaid (Jinx), Guys & Dolls (Rusty Charlie), Hairspray (Corny Collins), La Cage Aux Folles (Mercedes), among others. "Much love to God and to all my friends and family back home. Here's to new adventures and bigger dreams!" 

 

Staff Biographies

Ashley Alverth (Costume Designer) is an Illinois based artist who graduated with a BFA in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg. She has previously worked in the costume departments of The Elgin Opera, Carmel Montessori Academy and the film Ovid and the Art of Love. Her designs made their debut at the Round Barn Theater last year with the Theatre for Young Audiences productions of Twain's Tale of Tom and Huck and Ms Nelson has a Field Day along with the final production of the season A Christmas Story. If you would like to see more of Ashley's work, check out her website ashleyalverthdesign.com 

Amber Burgess (Artistic Director) studied Musical Theatre at Millikin University (IL), and also has a B.A. in Social Sciences from Ashford University (IA).  Originally from North Dakota, Amber began her career on the stage 31 years ago (in the same year Plain and Fancy opened here at RBT).  Amber first appeared on the Joseph Stein Stage as a weekend replacement for Aida back in 2005.  Since then she has directed, costume designed, played violin for, and acted in some of her best and most memorable work here at Amish Acres.  Favorite RBT roles include the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz, Lilli/Kate in Kiss Me, Kate, June Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain, Betty Haynes in White Christmas and  practically perfect Mary Poppins.  Favorite RBT directing projects include Little Women, Sisters of Swing, Shrek and 9 to 5. 

Shayna Graverson (Audio Engineer/ASM)  is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in Audio Engineering. Shayna was born and raised near RBT in Bremen, where she found her passion for music. She was in both choir and band, and also ran the sound for Bremen's musical productions. Graverson is thrilled to be working for RBT with the tech team. In Shayna's spare time she enjoys playing and watching soccer, viewing movies, listening/playing/recording/mixing music and being out in nature. Graverson's favorite part of audio is the mixing process and aspires to mix audios for movies in the future.

Nathan Mittleman (Director/Choreographer) happily returns to The Round Barn Theatre after music directing Sister Act and appearing in 42nd Street, Once Upon a Mattress, and Plain and Fancy. Currently based in Chicago, he recently choreographed/assistant directed The Nance with Pride Films and Plays and served as assistant to the director/choreographer for Cabaret at Theatre at the Center. As an actor, he has worked with the Paramount, Chicago Shakes, Theatre at the Center, Porchlight, Light Opera Works, Dells Palace, Cardinal Stage, and Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences. Born and raised in South Bend, he received a BFA in musical theatre from Indiana University. Nathan is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.www.nathanmittleman.com 

Garth Moritz (Production Stage Manager)  is originally from Arkansas, but has been living and working in Chicago for the past three years. Chicago Credits include "Singin' In The Rain" and "How to Succeed..." at The Marriott Theater, "Sweeny Todd" with Porchlight Music Theatre," and "Les Miserables" with Different Stages Theatre in Huntington, IN, as well as many others. 

Paul Rigano (Music Director) is thrilled to be returning to RBT this holiday season. Born with a natural addiction to musical theatre, Paul has been playing showtunes in his living room since he was about 8 years old, eventually running his own doo-wop group in high school. Since then he has worked on countless shows with wonderful people, including Christina Bianco, Nick Blaemire, and Joe Iconis. He also composes original musicals of his own with his brother and lyricist, David. You can hear their music at youtube.com/RiganoSongbook. Much love to his family and perfect wife, Lauren. 

Richard Pletcher (Executive Producer) founded Amish Acres with his father, LaVern in 1968. The Amish farm was preserved and restored, and is now listed in The National Register of Historic Places. Following a one year experiment with dinner theatre in 1971, he added musical theatre to the farm's historic interpretation by producing Plain and Fancy in the Locke Township Meeting House in 1986. It moved to its permanent residence in The Round Barn Theatre in 1992. The musical has been running for 31 consecutive years, having surpassed 3,700 performances in front of over 355,000 audience members. Plain and Fancy's Tony Award® winning author Joseph Stein and Tony Award® winning composer Albert Hague have attended Plain and Fancy at Amish Acres.

At Joseph Stein’s urging, Amish Acres became a regional musical repertory theatre in 1996 with the addition of five shows in rotating repertory with Plain and Fancy each season. Amish Acres has now produced over 100 Broadway musicals and The Round Barn Theatre stage is named for and dedicated to Joseph Stein. Seven of Mr. Stein’s musicals have been produced at The Round Barn Theatre, including Plain and Fancy, Fiddler on the Roof, The Baker’s Wife, and Zorba, plus staged readings of Take Me Along, Rags, Carmelina and a Second Stage production of Enter Laughing.

In October of 2006, Dick and his wife Susan were guests of Joseph and Elisa Stein in New York City for the York Theatre’s Mufti Series production of Plain and Fancy, the last in a month long, three show festival of Stein’s work that included Take Me Along and Carmelina. Artistic Director James Morgan recognized Amish Acres’ 20 year production of Plain and Fancy in the program and in his introductions from the stage. The Pletchers’ and Jeremy Littlejohn attended the Oscar Hammerstein Lifetime Achievement Award in Musical Theatre for Joseph Stein at the York Theatre in 2007. Stein was further inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in February of 2008. He passed away in 2010 and the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund was created to provide free season tickets for children.

Alan Menken (Composer) Alan Menken’s music and lyrics have become an integral part of the fabric of our lives since his first works were produced nearly 40 years ago.  His stage musicals include God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Atina: Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Real Life Funnies, Little Shop of HorrorsKicks, The Dream on Royal Street, Beauty and The BeastA Christmas CarolWeird RomanceKing David, The Little MermaidSister Act, Leap of FaithNewsies, Aladdin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.  Song and score credits for film musicals include The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The BeastNewsiesAladdinPocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre DameHerculesThe Shaggy Dog, Home on the RangeEnchanted, Tangled and Mirror Mirror.  Individual songs for film include Rocky V - “The Measure of a Man”, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York – “My Christmas Tree”, Life With Mikey – “Cold Enough to Snow”, Noel – “Winter Light” and Captain America: First Avenger – “Star Spangled Man”.  Television credits include writing songs for Sesame Street, the ABC mini-series Lincoln, a musical episode of The Neighbors and the ABC series Galavant.  His chart topping songs have included “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Whole New World”, “Colors of the Wind” and “Go the Distance”. Winner of the 2012 Tony and Drama Desk awards for his score for Newsies, he has won more Academy Awards than any other living individual, including eight Oscars® with 4 for Best Score and 4 for Best Song; 11 Grammy® Awards (including Song of the Year for “A Whole New World”); 7 Golden Globes; London’s Evening Standard Award; the Olivier Award; the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award.  Other notable achievements include induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Billboard’s number one single (“A Whole New World”) and number one album (Pocahontas).  In 2001 he received the distinction of being named a Disney Legend.  Awarded two doctorates in Fine Arts from New York University and the North Carolina School of the Arts.  In 2010 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Alan’s upcoming works include a stage production of A Bronx Tale, a City Center’s Encores series production of God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, a live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, a Sony animated movie titled Sausage Party, an as-yet-untitled film musical project at Universal Pictures.

Howard Ashman (Lyricist) Best known as a pivotal creative mind behind the renaissance of Disney animation and his work on The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and The Beast (which is dedicated to, "Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul...") Ashman's first love was theater. Ashman was a founder of off off Broadway's renowned WPA Theater, where he conceived, wrote and directed God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater,as well as the classic musical, Little Shop of Horrors(both music by Alan Menken). In 1986, he wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of the 1980's theater scene, Smile remains popular on High School and College campuses throughout the country. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com.

Glenn Slater (Lyricist) co-created Disney's 2010 worldwide smash Tangled (2011 Grammy Winner, 2010 Oscar and Golden Globe nominee), as well as the Broadway and international hit musicals Sister Act (2011 Tony nominee - Best Score) and The Little Mermaid (2008 Tony nominee - Best Score, Grammy nominee - Best Cast Album), and, most recently School of Rock (2015). With longtime collaborator Alan Menken, he is Executive Producer and Lyricist for the ABC-TV musical comedy series Galavant, and has also written songs for the Disney animated film Home On The Range (2004) and the Broadway musical Leap of Faith (Tony nominee - Best Musical, 2012). In the West End, Glenn provided both book and lyrics for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies (2010 Olivier nominee - Best Musical), the sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Other work includes an Emmy-nominated song for the ABC-TV comedy The Neighbors (2013), and the stage revue Newyorkers at The Manhattan Theatre Club (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations). Glenn is the recipient of the prestigious Kleban Award for Lyrics, the ASCAP/Richard Rogers New Horizons Award, and the Jonathan Larson Award. He is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, and a member of both ASCAP and the Dramatists' Guild.
Doug Wright (Book Writer) GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for I Am My Own Wife.  His screen adaptation of Quills was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards.  Doug was cited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and awarded the Tolerance Prize from the Kulturforum Europa.  Currently, he serves on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop and serves as Secretary on the Dramatists Guild Council.

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world's leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser, and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form. www.mtishows.com


Disney's The Little Mermaid Theme Dinner

amish acresTheme Dinner: November 17
Breakfast with Santa: December 9
Meet the Characters Theme Dinner: December 15

A white tablecloth event to celebrate The Round Barn Theatre productions through menus conceived by Richard Pletcher and created by chef Ruth Miller. Show references and double entendres, no matter how obscure or ridiculous, are often highlighted in bold letters. Recipes are prepared with a sense of humor stirred into the pot and skillet. All menu items are subject to change by the whim of the chef. The responsibility for such frivolity rests solely with Richard Pletcher.

Reservations Required. 
For reservations call (800) 800-4942


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