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East Van Panto:
The Little Mermaid

Theatre Replacement and the Cultch present...

Theatre Replacement’s EAST VAN PANTO—Vancouver’s favourite holiday tradition— celebrated its 10th Anniversary with THE LITTLE MERMAID!

Ariel is an environmentally-minded human teenager with a Dad who just doesn’t understand her, two annoying sisters, and a hermit crab for a best friend. After falling in love with a dreamy teenage mer-person at New Brighton Beach, Ariel makes a deal with the devilish octopus Ursula and dives into an ocean adventure!


Sonja Bennett Writer

Meg Roe Director

Veda Hille Composer, Music Director, Flotsam

Amanda Testini Choreographer and Standby

John Webber Set Designer

Cindy Mochizuki Illustrator 

Alaia Hamer Costume Designer

Sophie Tang Lighting Designer

Arthi Chandra Assistant Director

Joanne PB Smith Stage Manager

Yvonne Yip Assistant Stage Manager

Mariana Munoz Apprentice Stage Manager

Barry Mirochnick Drums

Mishelle Cuttler Piano Understudy


Amanda Sum Ariel  

Ghazal Azarbad Eerk

Andrew Wheeler King Triton

Dawn Petten Ursula

Mark Chavez Sebastien

Adam Weaver Adriana/ensemble

Kevin Nguyen Greta Tuna-berg/ensemble

Abigail Padilla Adella/ensemble

Trailer by Cam Anderson

Photo by Emily Cooper


Photos by Emily Cooper

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"Amanda Testini pumps it all up with some creative choreography—most memorably for a song by Ursula that had dancers in black creating eight wriggling arms behind her. "

Janet Smith, The Stir

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