Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. makes a splashy return  to Upper Darby Summer Stage, July 16-18

July 9, 2024 – Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage continues its 49th season with Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. the beloved children’s movie, book, and musical. Performances are July 16, 17, and 18 at 10:30 am. and July 17 and 18 at 7:00 pm. Shows take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill. Parking is free.

Journey “Under The Sea” as Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, and others return to Summer Stage! Based on Disney’s iconic motion picture featuring an Academy Award Winning score by Alan Menken, this Disney staple will surely leave you wanting to be part of Summer Stage’s world as the Disney magic returns to Delaware County!

Photo Caption: (L to R: Alana Jackson of Upper Darby as Sebastian, Norah Kneafsey of Havertown as Ariel, Will Flannelly of Bryn Mawr as Eric, and Lillia Bishop-Burns of Drexel Hill as Ursula).

Tickets are $11-$15 and can be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 610-814-7270. Young audience members and their families are invited to come early to the performances for fun pre-show activities and to stay after the show to meet cast members. Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. is ideal for ages three and up.

Show director Sarah DeNight said, “We are excited to bring the story of The Little Mermaid to life this summer.” She added, “We hope to pay homage to the classic and new iterations while celebrating the themes of believing in the power of your voice and following your dreams!”

To learn more about the dates and times of each show, audience members may visit

Upper Darby Summer Stage is the nation’s leader in children’s theatre, empowering young people to celebrate the magic within themselves and others, and to share the magic with the entire community. Each summer Summer Stage entertains over 30,000 audience members and in 2024 will engage over 800 students. Featuring programs for young people and adults ages 10 through 35, Summer Stage is not only an ideal place for young audience members to experience the magic of theatre for the first time, but also participate in an environment where taking risks, embracing the unknown, and celebrating community are pillars of the organization’s existence. Visit for more info.


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