The classic themes and colorful imagery of Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale, T he Little Mermaid, are now brought to life as never before on the Simpich Marionette Stage. Utilizing a complete cast of hand­carved string puppets, the story is presented through the eyes of a withering and embittered king who is given a privileged glimpse back to his young adulthood and the mysterious circumstances surrounding his famed rescue at sea. The story gradually carries the old man to the depths of the ocean floor and the enchanted garden of a mermaid named Leezel and her family. From here an adventure unfolds that will ultimately redefine all the king understood of himself and transform his aging, failing heart to embrace a greater “rescue” he had for decades refused to see or understand. 

Show Info

Performance Info:

Runtime is 100 minutes and includes a 10 minute intermission.

Performance recommended for adults and children 6+

Performance Dates

June 10 - September 9, 2016

  • Tuesdays: 2:30PM
  • Wednesdays: 2:30PM
  • Fridays: 7PM
  • Saturdays: 2:30PM

Admission: $14

Hearing Devices Available!

Simpich Showcase now has an FM Transmit System to better serve audience members with hearing loss or special hearing needs!   A transmitter and headphones can be requested at the front desk upon your arrival.   We also have neck loupes for those with T-Coil enabled hearing aids available.

Handicapped Access

The Simpich Showcase Theatre has a handicapped access entrance and a seating area reserved for wheelchairs and patrons with special sight and hearing needs. Arrangements for these must be made in advance of the performance by calling our box office at (719)465-2492


Our Theatre Features Concessions, offering a large variety of reasonably priced snacks and beverages. Concessions open one half hour before show time.