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 (Ariel) is so excited to be making her debut on the Dutch Apple stage! International Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy U/S), Prather Touring. Regional: West Side Story, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre; Vanya & Sonia…, Gretna Theatre; Big the Musical, Fulton Theatre; Hairspray in Concert with the BSO; and Daddy Long Legs, Servant Stage Company. Many thanks to Lauren and Dean and the Prather team for this incredible opportunity, and to her wonderful friends and family for their constant love and support! Instagram: @grace_atherholt. www.graceatherholt.com

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 (Sebastian) is super excited to back at the DADT after being on the road as Company Manager for SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical National Tour. 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, Coalhouse in Ragtime, Jim in Big River, Benny in In The Height, and Curtis Jackson in Sister Act. @tlbittle
Amy Fenicle
Amy Fenicle (Flounder) is elated to be back on the Dutch Apple stage. She was most recently seen here in Singin' In The Rain, and as the named role in Pinkalicious! Her favorite credits include Liesl in The Sound of Music, Joanie in Happy Days, and Lorraine in 42nd Street, all with Prather Productions. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. Many thanks to mom and dad! Instagram: @amyfenicle
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 (Ursula) is delighted to join this cast of “Poor Unfortunate Souls." You may have last seen her on the Dutch Apple stage as Miss Crookshank in Miracle on 34th Street. Other notable roles include Mamma Mia (Rosie) Sister Act (Sister Mary Patrick), Lucky Stiff (Rita LaPorta), A Christmas Carol (Mrs Fezziwig), and A Christmas Story (Miss Shields). Much love to the entire cast and crew; extra love to Frank.
Anthony Christopher Milfelt
Anthony Christopher Milfelt (Flotsam) is ecstatic to be returning to The Dutch Apple! Recently he performed in The King & I at Drury Lane Oakbrook in Chicago where he now gladly calls home. You have possibly seen him in the previous Dutch Apple Productions of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, My Fair Lady, Phantom, and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. He hopes you enjoy this adventure under the sea with us!  www.AnthonyMilfelt.wixsite.com/AnthonyMilfelt  
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 (Grimsby) has been working for Prather Productions for a decade! He was most recently seen here at the Dutch Apple in Singin' in the Rain, as the frustrated director, Roscoe Dexter.  National Tour: Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Russian Soloist). Favorite Regional: Kinky Boots (Rex), Annie (Bert Healy), Miracle on 34th Street (Marvin Shellhammer), La Cage Aux Follies (Hanna), Godspell (Judas), Seussical (Cat in the Hat), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Butler), Clue the Musical (Boddy), Crazy for You, 42nd Street, Anything Goes, Mame, and Holiday Inn. Proud Hartt School Graduate, 2009! For M&D. IG:@samarlen
Frank Hughes
Frank Hughes (Chef Louis) is ecstatic to return to the Dutch Apple. You may have seen him recently in Rock of Ages, Miracle on 34th St (Macy), Mamma Mia, or Beauty and the Beast (Cogsworth). Other select favorites include: Les Miserables (Valjean), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and The Full Monty (Malcolm). Love to the cast and crew. Extra love to Shannon. For my mother. www.frank-hughes.com
Xan Oliva
Xan Oliva (Ensemble/Aquata) is so thrilled to be performing in her first Dutch Apple production! In 2019, Xan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Performance. Immediately after, Xan made the move to the Big Apple and performed in numerous musicals, workshops, and showcases such as, Ramona, a New Musical, The Polar Express Train Ride, Scandusical, and The Wayward Daughter of Judah The Prince. During the holiday season in 2021, Xan performed in The Holly Jolly Trolly (RWS Entertainment Group)  at California’s Great America. She then continued her work with RWS Entertainment Group as a singer at Iberostar Resorts in Mexico. Xan is also a singer-songwriter, with three pop singles released on all streaming platforms. 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 (Female Ensemble/Atina) is thrilled to be making her Dutch Apple debut in The Little Mermaid. Favorite credits include: The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Newsies (Broadway Theater of Pitman), Princess Brooke - Dutch Wonderland (RWS Entertainment Group), and Pirates of Penzance (Mauckingbird Theater Company). Becca holds a degree in Musical Theater from Temple University. When she is not performing you can find her teaching locally. Much love to her friends and family! 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 (Ensemble) is excited to be making his debut on the Dutch Apple stage. He was last seen on stage as Edward Markley in Radium Girls and as the dance captain in Singing in the Rain at Lancaster Bible College where he is entering his junior year. 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 Burns
James Major Burns (Male Ensemble/US Sebastian and King Triton) is a multitalented entertainer based in Youngstown, Ohio. Major has done several commercials for local businesses. His professional works in theater include playing Donkey in Shrek: The Musical (La Comedia Dinner Theater 2019), and the National Tour of Rocktopia (2018). Other notable works have been Jimmy "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls, The Leading Player in Pippin, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Scarecrow in The Wiz, Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, Nicely Nice in Guys and Dolls,  Seaweed J. Stubbs in Hairspray, Buddy in Elf: The Musical, and Mister in The Color Purple. His film credits include Netflix’s Mind Hunters (Season 2) and a commercial for Disney World’s Animal Kingdom in 2019. JMB recently made his directorial debut to sold out audiences with The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. Presented at the longest running community theatre in the nation, The Youngstown Playhouse, where he works as an Artistic Associate. Major is a singer, writer, director, coach, host, and much more.  He is the host of his solo podcast 3rd Degree with James Major Burns, and co-hosts This Is The Judy Show with Thomas Fields.
Hunter Smith
Hunter Smith (Male Ensemble) is so excited to be back at the Dutch Apple this summer for The Little Mermaid! Hunter recently graduated from Hempfield Highschool and will be attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts this Fall! He will be pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. You may have seen Hunter in previous Dutch Apple productions including Into the Woods Jr. and Seussical Jr. Hunter thanks his parents, his family, and his friends for their constant love and support over the years. He also thanks Dean and Lauren for allowing him to perform for them once again!
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 (Teen Ensemble), a 17 year-old twin, loves dancing, acting, singing, and especially tumbling. Cora is so excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple, after last performing in Annie (July) and Wish (Featured Dancer)! Some favorite credits include, Addams Family (Dance Captain), Legally Blonde (Delta Nu), and Wanderlust (Featured Dancer) at Creative Pursuits Academy, The Wizard of Oz (Lullaby League) at the Fulton Theater, and Don’t Rock the Jukebox (Featured Dancer) Servant Stage. Cora also recently shot a commercial for Orthopedics Associates of Lancaster and has also appeared in a TV commercial for a local family health center.  She has been dancing for 13 years and is currently taking classes at Silver Spring Dance Conservatory. Cora also Studies voice with Joanne Abrom and acting with Matt and Megan Hydzik. She extremely excited for this opportunity to learn and grow with The Dutch Apple once again!
Cella Berardi
Cella Berardi (Youth Ensemble/Leeward) is so excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre for their summer production of The Little Mermaid. Cella, an upcoming fourth grader at Solvit Academy, began pursuing her passion for singing, dancing, and acting last year. After being cast as Susan Walker in the Dutch Apple’s holiday production of Miracle on 34th Street, the experience of being on stage solidified Cella’s desire to pursue this passion even more. Cella is grateful for the gifts that God has given her and thankful for the ongoing support she receives from her family, friends, and those who have influenced her during this theater experience. Cella hopes you enjoy this family-fun production!
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 (Teen Ensemble) is excited to return to the Dutch Apple Stage. You may have recently seen Braedyn as Harry in Miracle on 34th Street or Chip in Beauty and the Beast. He has been dancing for 7 years including 6 years competitively in genres such as hip hop, musical theatre, jazz, open/acro, lyrical and contemporary dance. Earning a spot on a dance competitor’s national dance team this year as well as a legacy award given to dancers that show passion, excellence in stage presence, positive role model for other dancers and 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 (Male Swing) is a recent graduate of DeSales University and excited to be back on the Dutch Apple stage! Other Dutch Apple Credits: Curious George, Music Man, Nutcracker. Regional Credits: Crazy For You (PSF), Newsies, Footloose, Mary Poppins, Gypsy (Fulton Theatre). He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support. Carpe Diem!
Anna Parchem
Anna Parchem (Female Swing/Ariel US) is so excited to be part of her first show at Dutch Apple Dinner Theater. She is a Cleveland, OH based performer with a B.A.C. in Theatre from Bowling Green State University. Previous credits include Cabaret (Rosie) at Blank Canvas Theatre, The Witch Sisters (Herb) at Cedar Point Amusement Park, and an Actor-Teacher with Great Lakes Theater's School Residency Program, which brings classic plays to life in English classrooms of the greater Cleveland area. Thanks to family, friends, and partner for their endless support, and to you the audience for coming to the theatre.
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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