Directed by Family Life’s Dramatic and Artistic Director, Robbie Lindmark, this children’s musical tells the story of a beautiful princess who longs to give up her identity as a mermaid to gain the love of a human prince.

But to get what she wants most, Ariel will have to defy her father, make a deal with an evil sea witch, and convince a handsome prince she's the one he desires. Yet even after Ariel disobeys her father, the king is still willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.

Join Family Life Youtheatre as they present The Little Mermaid Jr., May 1-3. This musical production will feature the big talents of young actors between the ages of 8 and 15. About 57 young people, along with parent 50 volunteers, will work in concert to handle costuming, makeup, backstage activities, and production.

Buy tickets online or by calling 800.927.9083. Performances are at 7 p.m. on May 1, and 3 p.m. on May 2 and May 3. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students ages 6-18, and $8 for children 5 and under.

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Youtheatre Summer Workshops

Help your son or daughter discover their artistic talents in a Christian setting by becoming involved in a Family Life Youtheatre workshop.

For five exciting days, performing arts instructors train youth ages 8-15 in acting, stagecraft, makeup, costuming, and voice. Each student works incredibly hard on and off stage - singing songs, memorizing lines, and learning how to succeed as a cooperative team.

Workshop after workshop, instructors and parents enjoy the thrill of seeing students grow in their faith and discover new and creative ways of making the Bible come to life. On the final day of the workshop, students will showcase their newly-learned theater skills by presenting a musical production of "In the Big Inning" created by Cyndi Nine, Rob Howard, and David Guthrie of Little Big Stuff Music.

Registration can be made online or by calling 800.927.9083. Early bird registration is $79/student and $65 for each additional sibling. The cost increases after June 3 to $99/student and $85 for each additional sibling.

Workshop dates/locations:

June 22-26 in Bath, NY at Family Life (4:00pm to 8:30pm)
July 6-10 in Dubois, PA at Tri County Church (4:00pm to 8:30pm)
July 13-17 in Binghamton, NY at First Assembly of God (4:00pm to 8:30pm)
July 20-24 in Bemus Point, NY at Bemus Point UMC (8:30am to 12:30pm)
July 27-31 in Buffalo, NY at Evangel Church (8:30am to 12:30pm)
Aug. 3-7 in Bath, NY at Family Life (8:30am to 12:30pm)