The Little Mermaid: A Folk Musical

In this original folk musical from Emerson’s Kidding Around troupe, adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen folk story, the Little Mermaid explores what it means to become a woman, as well as what it means to have the autonomy to make one’s own decisions.

Throughout her early teenage years, the Little Mermaid was unhappy in her family and community, and therefore willing to sacrifice everything she had and bet her sea-dwelling life away in the hopes of obtaining an immortal soul. Over the course of this journey, one questions personal values, the transition to womanhood, objective happiness, and faith.

In this production, Emerson students capture the imagery of Hans Christian Andersen’s folk tale through music, movement, lights, and sound. This heartbreaking tale will leave one questioning, ‘How far am I willing to go for happiness?

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email the Town ADA Compliance Officer Sarah E. Kaplan or call 617-730-2329 (TDD 617-730-2327) for more information.

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