The Ballet Theatre of Queensland brings The Little Mermaid and under the sea magic to Brisbane in 2014.

The Little Mermaid is a classic children’s tale by non-other than Hans Christian Anderson. Almost everybody has seen the Disney version with Ariel and her flowing red hair and wonderful underwater friends.

Now the Ballet Theatre of Queensland (BTQ) has brought everybody’s favorite mermaid and her underwater world to life with a magical production.

The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that the whole family can enjoy and the Ballet Theatre of Queensland is sure to deliver a wonderful performance. BTQ is Queensland premier youth dance company and is now in in its 78th year.

This production includes large exquisite sets and detailed costumes, which are sure to transport audiences under the sea. There is the Deep Ocean Jazz Trio, a drumming turtle and a piano playing octopus.

The performance will be brought to Brisbane audiences from January 22 2014 and is choreographed by Artistic Director Timothy Brown, showcasing Queensland’s finest young dancers aged 9 to 17 years.

All of the young stars had to audition for the roles in the production and there will be two alternate casts performing.

“It has been a joy and a privilege to be working with these talented young dancers,” declares Brown. “They all show a dedication to the art of ballet beyond their years.”

The Little Mermaid is the second production for Brown, a graduate of the Australian Ballet School, who joined BTQ as Artistic Director in 2012.

This magical production of The Little Mermaid will be on display during the Summer holidays at the Conservatorium Theatre, South Bank.

Find out about booking details by visiting Qtix or our The Little Mermaid Event guide.