The Little Mermaid

July 1 – August 6

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, 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.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl and Part of Your World.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

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The Little Mermaid

July 1 – August 6

Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, 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.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl and Part of Your World.

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Grace Atherholt
Grace Atherholt (Ghost of Christmas Past/Ensemble) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple after previously appearing as Ariel in The Little Mermaid and Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act. Other credits: Int’l Tour The Wizard of Oz, Prather Touring; Esther: The Heart of a Queen, NYC Workshop; Daddy Long Legs (Jerusha); West Side Story (Anybodys). Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
Brayden Krikke
Brayden Krikke (Eric) is incredibly excited to be making his Dutch Apple debut! Recently earning a BFA in Musical Theatre from Lancaster Bible College, Brayden has appeared locally in various theatres, including The Fulton Theatre, American Music Theatre, Gretna Theatre, and Servant Stage Company. Additionally, Brayden has worked as a stage and film actor nationwide. Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Brayden prefers his bacon slightly crispy and his eggs over easy. He would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support, his past and present mentors for their wisdom, and Lauren and Dean Sobon for this opportunity. Insta: @BKrikk3 Website: BraydenKrikke.com. SDG
Robert Bigley
Robert Bigley (King Triton) is thrilled to make his Dutch Apple debut in this delightful show. A familiar face to Central Pennsylvania audiences, he has appeared with the Fulton Theatre (Sound of Music, Mamma Mia!, Newsies, Big the Musical), Servant Stage Co. (Amazing Grace, Prodigal, Titanic, HMS Pinafore), Prima Theatre (Jekyll and Hyde, Evita, West Side Story, Chess), and portrayed Sigmund Freud in Reverie Actors Co.’s staging of the two-man show, Freud’s Last Session. Robert is a professor of music at Lancaster Bible College, where he serves as Director of Choral Studies and Executive Director of the college’s Trust Performing Arts Center in downtown Lancaster. He holds degrees from the University of Miami, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Washington. He’s married to the pianist Kendra Bigley with whom he shares a wonderful, ever-expanding family. Thanks to Dean and Lauren for allowing him to play under the sea this summer!  SDG
Timothe Bittle
Timothe Bittle (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) is super excited to back at the DADT - his home away from home. Taking a little break from the road where he is serving as company manager for the National Tour of Hairspray the Musical. Originally from Randleman, NC he has been blessed to perform all around the United States, Canada, and Japan. Some of his favorite roles have been Mr. Henshaw in the National Tour of Finding Neverland, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, Lumière in Beauty and the Beast, Jim in Big River, Benny in In The Heights, and Curtis Jackson in Sister Act. Special thanks to his family for their love and support, always! @tlbittle
Amy Fenicle
Amy Fenicle (Ensemble/Show Captain) is so happy to be back with her "family" here at Dutch Apple. Previous credits include The Little Mermaid (Flounder), White Christmas (Rita), The Sound of Music (Liesl), A Chorus Line (Bebe). She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. Many thanks to Mom, Dad, and Dylan.
Chris Trombetta
Chris Trombetta (Scuttle) is ecstatic to be returning to The Dutch Apple stage as Scuttle for The Little Mermaid! You may remember him as the nerd Eugene in Grease. Some of his favorite roles include Crutchy in Newsies (Beef & Boards); Igor in Young Frankenstein (New Candlelight); and Baby John in West Side Story (Beef & Boards). A big thanks to the Prather team and to his family and friends for their love and support. @CTrombettaWerk
Shannon Connolly
Shannon Connolly (Vicki Nichols) is elated to be part of The Full Monty. You may have last seen her as Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. Past Dutch Apple roles include: Tammy (Escape to Margaritaville), Sister Mary Patrick (Sister Act), Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast), and Ursula (The Little Mermaid). She would like to send love and thanks to this amazing cast and crew, extra love to Frank.
A.C. Lam
A.C. Lam (Ensemble/Gomez US) is elated to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage! Most recently you will  have seen him as Rusty Charlie in Guys & Dolls. Other Dutch Apple shows you may have seen him in are Elf, Saturday Night Fever, The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady, Holiday Inn, and a fair amount of others. This Piscean still loves Kraft Mac & Cheese (with hot dogs), pomegranates, and playing his ukulele. All silliness and tomfoolery is dedicated to Dean Sobon this time around! He hopes that you have a mortifyingly hilarious time watching The Addams Family! MWAHAHAHA! Instagram: @Mr_Milfelt
Andy Nuanhngam
Andy Nuanhngam (Jetsam) Dutch Apple Debut. Other credits: Round Girl/Angel #5 Kinky Boots (Arvada Center), Angel Kinky Boots (Prather Productions), The Sounds of Christmas (Broadway Palm), Finch Newsies (LMST Summer Theatre), Paul A Chorus Line (Off Square Theatre Jackson Hole), This is Modern Art (Denver Center of Performing Arts; staged reading), Once on this Island (Aurora Fox Art Center), Big Fish (Aurora Fox Arts Center), Cinderella (Vintage Theatre Productions), The Boys in The Band (Vintage Theatre Productions), In the Heights (Littleton Town Hall Arts Center). Training: MSU Denver Social Media: Instagram @ andy_nikhomvan_nuanhngam  
Sam Arlen
Sam Arlen (Ernie/Contest Worker/Ensemble/Monsignor US) has been working for Prather Productions for over a decade and is thrilled to be in Sister Act! He was most recently seen here at the Dutch Apple in Murder on the Orient Express, as Michel, the conductor. Other favorites include Grimsby in The Little Mermaid and Roscoe Dexter in Singin' in the Rain.  National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian Soloist). Favorite Regional: Kinky Boots (Rex), Annie (Bert Healy), Miracle on 34th St. (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Folles (Hanna), Godspell (Judas), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Butler), Clue the Musical (Boddy). Sam is an avid reader, gamer, raver, and long distance runner!  Proud Hartt School Graduate, 2009! For M&D. IG:@samarlen
Frank Hughes
Frank Hughes (Dave Bukatinsky) is ecstatic to return to the Dutch Apple. Favorite DA credits: A Christmas Carol, Sister Act (Joey), The Little Mermaid (Chef Louis), and Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth). Select favorite credits : Les Misérables (Valjean), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and Rock of Ages. All the love to the cast and crew. Extra love to Shannon. For my Mom.
Xan Oliva
Xan Oliva (Candy/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage in Saturday Night Fever! She was last seen as Aquata in Dutch Apple’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Xan holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Performance from Arizona State University (2019). She has spent the last few years performing across the country and internationally in numerous stage shows, theme parks, and resorts. Xan is a singer/songwriter with pop music available and streaming everywhere. Xan is represented by Shirley Faison of Adunni Rose Talent Agency.
Val Colon

Val Colon (Ensemble/Adrina) is currently entering her sophomore year at Marymount Manhattan College, where she plans to receive her BFA in Musical Theater. Valery was most recently seen playing “Evie” in Dutch Apple’s DescendantsInstagram: @_valerycolon 

Delaney Bigley
Delaney Bigley (Female Ensemble/Arista) is so excited to be making her Dutch Apple debut! She is a musical theater major at Lancaster Bible College where she has performed as Zelda in Singin’ in the Rain, Ruth in LBC’s production of Sight and Sound’s Ruth, and Irene in Radium Girls. In high school, Delaney appeared as Fiona in Shrek and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She has also performed in many local theater companies with favorite roles including LP in the new musical Social Studies and Ms. Mullins in School of Rock with PPAS; Gretna Theatre’s 2021 Summer Kids Series; Peter Pan/Teen Fiona in Shrek, Ensemble in Mamma Mia, and Postulant/Liesl U/S in The Sound of Music at the Fulton Theater; Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with Reverie Actors’ Company; and Zaneeta in The Music Man with SSC; Delaney would like to thank her parents for their loving support and the production team for this incredible opportunity.
Becca Goebel
Becca Goebel (Susan Hershey/Pam US) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage for The Full Monty. Other Dutch Apple credits include: Ragtime, Newsies, Elvis, Elf, Saturday Night Fever, and The Little Mermaid. Becca holds a degree in Musical Theater from Temple University. When she is not performing you can find her teaching locally. Website: www.becca-goebel.com
Maddie Swick
Maddie Swick (Female Ensemble/Adella) is excited to be making her professional debut on the Dutch Apple stage.  A recent high school graduate, she will be attending Western Michigan University in the fall to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance. She is thankful for all the performance opportunities she had growing up in Schuylkill County. She would like to thank her parents for their continued love and support. Insta @maddieswick_
Piper Sobon
Piper Sobon (Ensemble/Allana/Flounder US) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple for her 12th show with the company. A few of her favorite credits include Annie in Annie, Mal in Descendants, Sharpay in High School Musical, Jane in Mary Poppins, Susan in White Christmas, Young Cosette in Les Mis, and many more. When not performing, Pip adores teaching her love of dance to aspiring actors ages 5-14. Pip held the title PA’s best actress under 18. During the winter, Piper enjoys being a dancer at American Music Theatre. Follow her journey @piperabrielle
Carter Rutkowski
Carter Rutkowski (Coach Roger Dunbar/Ensemble) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple stage after performing last season in The Little Mermaid. He has been seen on stage as Edward Markley in Radium Girls and as the dance captain in Singing in the Rain at Lancaster Bible College. Some of his favorite credits include Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical (EASD), Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (EASD), and General Genghis Kahn Schmitz in Seussical the Musical (EASD), which earned him a 2019 Hershey Theatre Apollo Award for best featured actor in a musical. Carter would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support. Above all else, Carter would like to thank God for this opportunity.
Christopher Michael
Christopher Michael (US Prince Eric and Scuttle/Ensemble) is thrilled to be running to the Dutch Apple with some of his favorite people! He was last seen at the Broadway Palm as Dance Captain/Ensemble in Escape to Margaritaville, and at the Dutch Apple as Swing/Shellhammer, Sawyer U/S in Miracle on 34th Street. Favorite regional credits include Sky, Pepper, Eddie U/S, Ensemble in Mamma Mia, Henry in Next to Normal, and Warren in Ordinary Days. Additionally, he is a freelance writer with DancePlug. Michigan State Alumni. Love to Kevin, Joel, Evan, Sydney, friends and family. IG: @chrismichx www.christophermichaelx.com
James Major Burns
James Major Burns (Noah "Horse" T. Simmons) is stoked to return to the Dutch Apple stage. His performance credits include Buddy in Elf: The Musical, Mister in The Color Purple, Jimmy "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, Rum Tum Tugger in CATS, Nicely Nice in Guys and Dolls, The Leading Player in Pippin. His professional credits include Ensemble in Ragtime, Sebastian/King Triton US in The Little Mermaid, Ensemble in Rocktopia National Tour, Harpo in The Color Purple - Ephrata Performance Arts Center, Donkey in Shrek The Musical - La Comedia Dinner Theater. His film credits include Netflix’s Mind Hunters and a Holiday Disney Commercial. Visit www.jamesmajorburns.com for more info!
Hunter Smith
Hunter Smith (Swing) is so excited to be back at the Dutch Apple this summer! Hunter is going into his sophomore year at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, working toward his Bachelor's Degree in Drama. You may have recently seen Hunter in The Little Mermaid at Dutch Apple, The Wizard of Oz at Hempfield High School, and Les Misérables at EPAC. Hunter is so glad to be performing Newsies this summer and hopes you enjoy the show!
Ariana Stambaugh
Ariana Stambaugh (Teen Female Ensemble) is excited to be back at Dutch Apple, where she last appeared in Descendants: The Musical (Audrey) and Annie (U/S Annie)! Her favorite credits include: Shrek (Young Fiona, Baby Bear), The Sound of Music (Louisa von Trapp), and A Christmas Story (Children’s Ensemble) at Fulton Theatre, Elf: The Musical (Ensemble) with Keystone Theatrics and Tapcracker (Mouse, Mime) with The Lady Hoofers. Ariana dances in a Ballet Conservatory, studies tap and jazz with Kelly Strange, voice with Joanne Abrom, and acting with Reji Woods. She thanks everyone at Dutch Apple for this wonderful opportunity.
Elliott Evans
Elliott Evans (Teen Male Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage. He was recently seen as Pharaoh in Susquehanna Stage’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other favorite credits include: Disney’s Descendants: The Musical (Carlos); High School Musical, Jr. (Coach Bolton) and Camelot (Squire Dap) at Dutch Apple; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Peter Pevensie) at DreamWrights; and Pippin (Ensemble) at Susquehanna Stage. He will be in 10th grade this fall. Elliott is also a competitive golfer, regularly playing in local/regional tournaments. He is grateful for the support of his family and friends and thanks Lauren and Dean and the entire Dutch Apple team for this opportunity. IG: @elliottevansgolf  
Cora Cook
Cora Cook (Ensemble) is super excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage! Some of her favorite Dutch Apple credits include Guys and Dolls, Newsies, The Little Mermaid (Dancer/Acrobat), Madagascar Jr. (Mort/Private), and Annie (July). Other recent credits are Peter Pan (Wendy) and TimeWarp (Principal Dancer) at Hempfield High School; Where Are You Christmas (Dancer/Soloist), The Addams Family (Dancer/Dance Captain), and Legally Blonde (Delta Nu) at Creative Pursuits Academy. Cora has also shot a few short films and commercials. She has been dancing for 14 years and just graduated from taking classes at Silver Spring Dance Conservatory. Cora also studies voice with Joanne Abrom and acting with Matt and Megan Hydzik. She extremely grateful for this opportunity to learn and grow with Dutch Apple once again!
Cella Berardi
Cella Berardi (Little Girl) is overjoyed to be part of Dutch Apple’s production of Ragtime. Cella, a sixth grader at Solvit Academy, began pursuing her passion for singing, dancing, and acting three years ago. She began her professional career in Miracle on 34th Street (Susan Walker) and The Little Mermaid (Leeward) with Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, as well as The Sound of Music (Marta von Trapp) with Servant Stage. Recently she performed in Home for the Holidays and The First Noel at The American Music Theatre. She continues to enjoy honing her skills through voice lessons with Mrs. Jo Abrom and participation in local theater camps. Cella is thankful for the ongoing support she receives from her family, her friends, those who have influenced her during her theater experiences, and is grateful for the gifts that God has given her.
Caroline Weber
Caroline Weber (Youth Ensemble/Windward) is a 10 year old student at St. Leo the Great School. Previous performances include: Winter Wonderland at American Music Theatre, Once on this Island (Little Timoune) at Lancaster Catholic High School, Shrek (Teen Fiona) at St. Leo’s, Matilda at Servant Stage and Descendants at Dutch Apple. She is a member of Encore Dance Company and has attended Broadway Bound at Dutch Apple since the age of 5. Caroline would like to thank Miss Lauren and everyone at Dutch Apple for this amazing opportunity!
Ellie Weaver
Ellie Weaver (Teen Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut! Some of her favorite previous credits include Wife/Apache Dancer (Joseph…Dreamcoat) at Susquehanna Stage, Minstrel (Once Upon A Mattress) at Servant Stage, Baby Louise (Gypsy), Alex/Featured Dancer (All Shook Up), and Ensemble (Legally Blonde JR) at Keystone Theatrics. Ellie would like to thank Tara Savarino and Ellen Diehl for making her the performer she is today. And another huge thank you to everyone who helped make this production possible! IG: @ellie.weaver1  
Braedyn Jones
Braedyn Jones (Newsie) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple Stage. You may have recently seen Braedyn here in The Little Mermaid, Miracle on 34th Street (Harry), or Beauty and the Beast (Chip). He has also performed at the Fulton Theatre as Young Lola in Kinky Boots and in American Music Theatre's Christmas show, Home for the Holidays. He has been dancing for 8 years, including 7 years competitively, in genres such as hip hop, musical theatre, jazz, acro, lyrical, and contemporary dance. He has earned a spot on a dance competitor's national dance team 2 years in a row and awarded "Title Winner" at another competition. He has also been awarded a legacy award given to dancers that show passion, excellence in stage presence, are a positive role model for other dancers, and has a bright future. He loves to perform and entertain and would like to thank his family, friends, and dance teachers for their guidance and support. Follow him @bajones709
Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth Wagner (Youth Ensemble/Leeward) is so thankful to be in her first professional show with Dutch Apple. She has loved theatre ever since she did Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre's Broadway Bound camp. Elizabeth has loved acting, singing, and dancing ever since she was little. She has performed in American Music Theatre's Christmas show and multiple shows and camps through Popovsky Performing Arts Studio. She is so happy to be back and performing at Dutch Apple. Elizabeth would like to thank God, her mom, friends, and voice teacher for helping her prepare for the show.
Grace Signor
Grace Signor (Youth Ensemble/Windward) is excited to be back on stage with her 4th production at The Dutch Apple! She is a proud 7th grade cyber student with CCA. Grace studies voice with Joanne Abrom, acting with Reji Woods, and is on the performance dance team with Jonestown Dance Studio. Grace was last seen as Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables with the St. James Players in Lebanon. In addition to Dutch Apple, Grace has performed with Servant Stage, Hershey Playhouse, and The St. James Players, just to name a few. She also sings the national anthem at Lebanon Valley College sporting events. Have fun under the sea!
Katelyn Candiello
Katelyn Candiello (Ursula US) is ecstatic to be spending her summer at the Dutch Apple. She has been performing at the theatre since 2007 and teaching Broadway Bound Theatre workshops for the past 12 years. When she is not performing, she is a Speech-Language Pathologist at West Shore School District. She hopes you enjoy going under the sea!
Nolan Davidson
Nolan Davidson (Young Marley/Ensemble) is excited to be back on the Dutch Apple stage! Recently in Escape to Margaritaville. Dutch Apple credits: Guys and Dolls, Newsies, Elf, Saturday Night Fever, The Little Mermaid, Madagascar Jr. Other credits: Crazy For You (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Newsies, Footloose, Mary Poppins, Gypsy (Fulton Theatre).  He is a graduate of DeSales University and would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. Carpe Diem! IG: nolan_davidson34
Anna Parchem
Anna Parchem (Ensemble/Nun/Sister Mary Robert US) is a Cleveland based actor, singer, and dancer who is thrilled to return to the Dutch Apple after previously appearing in Elf the Musical (Jovie) and The Little Mermaid (Swing). Other credits include Herb in The Witch Sisters at Cedar Point Amusement Park, and Rosie in Cabaret at Blank Canvas Theatre. Anna would like to thank Lauren for welcoming her back for this incredible opportunity and her family, friends, and partner for their endless support of her Raising Her Voice.
Carly Geiter
Carly Geiter (Youth Swing) is thrilled to be back at Dutch Apple! Favorite credits: The Sound of Music (Brigitta) at Fulton Theatre; Miracle Worker (Helen Keller) at Belmont Theater; Matilda (Matilda) at EPAC; and Annie (Young Orphan Swing) at Dutch Apple. Carly would like to thank her family and her voice teacher, Joanne Abrom. Thank you Lauren Sobon for this wonderful opportunity. (Jer 29:11 - SDG)
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