Theatre Arts Division

The Stapleton Theatre Company is the Theatre Arts division of the Stapleton School of the Performing Arts. It is brought to you by the same team who operated the San Anselmo Town Players as part of the San Anselmo Recreation Department from 2001–2006. The same type of program, artistic quality, production values, instruction, nurturing and care that you came to know from the Town Players continues at Stapleton Theatre Company.

The Little Mermaid

This will be a youth production, ages 8-18 years

Thu & Fri Dec 12 & 13 at 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun Dec 14 & 15 at 2:00 pm

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

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. Directed by Ashley Kimball with Musical Direction by Judy Wiesen, The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity and the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years!

Tuesday rehearsals will be from 6:30-8:15. These will likely be for the full cast from 6:30-7:45, and specifically called actors for the remaining time.
Friday rehearsals will be from 3:45-7pm.
Sunday rehearsals will be between the hours of 3:30-7:30pm.
Thursday, December 5 will be from 4pm-7pm full cast.
Tech week rehearsals will be from 4-7:30 pm.


This December join us at The Playhouse as we celebrate twenty-five years of inclusive, multi-generational theatre in San Anselmo. Stapleton Theatre Company evolved from the original San Anselmo Town Players, founded by Sandi Weldon in 1994. In 2006, we re-branded as the Stapleton Theatre Company. Performers from seventy productions will reunite for an evening of music, laughter and memories. 

Saturday, Dec. 14 at The Playhouse - 7:30 pm