Disney’s The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash at The Fox Theatre Through Sunday, July 13th

Disclosure: MommyTalkShow.com received complimentary passes to The Little Mermaid at The Fox Theater as a member

of the media to cover the event and share my experience.

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One of A.J.’s favorite Disney movies “The Little Mermaid” is coming to life on stage at The Fox Theatre and we were delighted to catch one of the performances. In the last few months he’d seen “The Little Mermaid” and “The Little Mermaid 2” so the characters were fresh in his mind. Keep reading for my review and helpful advice in case you decide to venture downtown to The Fox Theatre before the show’s last performance, Sunday, July 13th.

Meet the Other A.J.

Antony Jackson (A.J.) is the Fox Theater’s ambassador who greets you at the entrance. He was super sweet and took time to chat with us about his experience working at the Fox and across the street at The Georgian Terrance where he meets visitors from all over the world who stop in Atlanta.

The Little Mermaid Makes a Splash at The Fox Theatre Through July 13th


Now this is a little tricky because whenever there’s a downtown event, nearby parking lots raise their rates to about $20. We parked a few blocks away at a long off of West Peachtree Street and paid just $10. That’s my money-saving tip.

A.J. Reading Program

The Performance

We were blown away by the underwater imagery, costumes and stage magic that made you feel “Under the Sea” while watching a Broadway-level performance. A.J. (like most kids) wanted Ariel to sing every song and be in every scene. But I was most delighted by Sebastian and Ursula’s performances. They captivated my attention every time they hit the stage. Ursula’s costume belongs in the museum. It is amazing!

You’ll hear your favorite songs from the film with a few new ones mixed in. The fish jokes about sushi and cracked crab, along with Prince Eric mistakenly calling Ariel, Elsa will keep you in stitches. I love how this Disney adaptation mixed in what makes kids laugh and the jokes only adults will get. Neon costumes captive you in all the underwater performances!

Overall, I highly recommend you catch Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at The Fox and bring a friend. Our neighbor, Zakiya, joined us. A.J. loves her company and we all shared a big tub of popcorn! Dress your princess in her Disney best or her Ariel costume and she won’t be alone because plenty of girls were all dolled up for the performance.

Mommy & A.J. at The Fox

The Little Mermaid Performances

Tuesday, July 8- Thursday, July 10th at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11th at 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 13 at 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Tickets available at foxtheatre.org 

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. Brittany Mackey

    We bought tickets to this months ago as my girls LOVE all things princess and Disney. I am so excited to take them but your review makes me so much more excited! I love the jokes Disney throws in to entertain the adults and can only imagine the set and costumes for this show. I’m also excited for them to see the Fox. I can’t wait until Saturday!

  2. It looks like you had a really fun time! I would love to take me boys to see this show. I bet it is awesome to see a movie come to life!

  3. Sounds like you guys had a great time!! I can’t to share this with my little princess, she will love it. Not only will we get to see one of her favorite Disney movies come to life on stage but we will also get to check off one of our Summer Fun List activities, which is seeing a Broadway performance! Thanks for the tip about dressing up, of course, I should have known!

  4. I’m completely obsessed with Ariel and the Little Mermaid, I wish it was playing here!

  5. This was my oldest daughter’s favorite Disney movie…now 15 years later we still enjoy it as does my 8 year old! We’d love to see it on stage!

  6. Oh I LOVE the Fox Theater! I am from Atlanta and have seen many shows there. I bet this was a fun one to see.

  7. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a play! The Little Mermaid sounds like it was a great show!

  8. Hey Lady!! I love this as a Disney lover!!…And I love how you are Miss Atlanta about town!!!

  9. Sounds like this was an awesome performance. I hope they will be back next year so that I can catch it with my family. Glad you & A.j. enjoyed the performance.

  10. Theatre is such a great way to introduce children to the arts! So glad AJ is interested in it already!

  11. This is one of the musicals I would love to see! The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite movies!