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May 1, 2013  (Spring Valley) – Under the direction and choreography of mother-daughter team Michelle Mullen and Chelsea Mullen, a Steele Canyon High School senior, and Beatriz Corral, musical director, Young Actors’ Theatre is pleased to announce the upcoming The Little Mermaid, a beloved and family-friendly tale. The Little Mermaid will run for eight performances in the intimate setting of the ENCORE! Theater located in Spring Valley.

The tale tells the story of a magical kingdom fathoms below, where the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. The Little Mermaid is based on the Hans Christian Andersen Story and the Disney Film produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker and written & directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

“Having a chance to work alongside my daughter is an incredible experience for our family,” said Michelle Mullen. “The entire cast is ideally suited for this material and is going all out to put on a very special show.” The production features more than 35 area youth Grades 2-12 and encompasses all the renowned and lovable characters found in the Disney movie such as Flounder, Sebastian, Scuttle,Ursula, and more.

The Little Mermaid will be presented at ENCORE! Theatre located at 9620 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91977 on May 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7 p.m. and May 11, 12, 18, 19 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults for advance purchase and $15 at the door.

For tickets please visit or call 619-670-1267.

About Young Actors’ Theatre

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Spring Valley, California, Young Actors’ Theatre is a non-profit organization providing life-changing theatrical experiences and training to youths of all ages in a positive and supportive environment. Lead by Jean M. Isaac, Young Actors’ Theatre offers year-round classes and productions for children ages 2nd grad through College, and its educational outreach initiatives bring drama workshops, residencies and teacher training to schools and community groups throughout San Diego. Young Actors’ Theatre has received numerous honors including the Playbill® “Billy” and a variety of National Youth Theatre Awards.

The company can be reached through its Web site at or via telephone at 619-670-1627.


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