Summer Plays: Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr., Legally Blonde, Texas Shakespeare


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July 13th-16th, 20th-23rd (Nightly at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) – “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.,” will be on stage. Henderson Civic Theatre is located at 122 E. Main St., Henderson. For information call (903)657-2968 or hendersoncivictheatre.org. The theatre is located on Heritage Square in Downtown Henderson, a National Register Historic District, in the original Opera House that was built in 1885.

July 20th-23rd, July 27th-30th, and August 3rd-6th (Evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:30pm) – “Legally Blonde: The Musical” will be on stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. This fabulously fun international award-winning musical is based on the adored movie. “Legally Blonde The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! “Legally Blonde The Musical” will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine (and, of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). Based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde The Musical” stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. For more info call (903)592-0561 or tylercivictheatre.com.

July and August – Texas Shakespeare Festival – The Texas Shakespeare Festival is East Texas’ only professional theater company. TSF is a summer repertory company producing two Shakespeare plays, a non-Shakespearean classic, a musical, and a production for children during the summer. The main stage productions are produced in rotating repertory Thursday-Sunday with matinee and evening performances each day. For more info go to texasshakespeare.com.

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