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THE MERMAID OF EDAM

THE MERMAID OF EDAM

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant

Based on a Dutch folktale

Adult Edition:  Small Cast: 1m, 4f - Expanded Ensemble Optional

Student Edition:  Medium Cast:  4m, 7f, 1 either - Expanded Ensemble Optional
Running Time: 45 - 55 minutes

In the Dutch city of Edam, famed for its industry, cleanliness, and cheese, they have no time for silliness and imagination. Katrijn, longs to be a painter, but her father, the Burgomaster insists she spend her time housekeeping and making cheese instead.

 

When a storm washes a mermaid into the town square, the Burgomaster keeps her on land to train her to be a good housekeeper. Determined to return to the sea, the Mermaid helps Katrijn to teach the Burgomaster a lesson about the importance of dirt! 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Artwork by Christopher Michaels

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

The Mermaid of Edam was commissioned by Schenectady Theater for Children for their 2010 season.

 

The show toured to elementary schools, libraries, and historical locations interested in Upstate NY's Dutch heritage.

Selections from The Mermaid of Edam were performed for Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands on their visit to Albany for the Quadricentennial. 

Julia Jaster as the Mermaid, Nicaya-Isabella Rio as Katrijn, and Alexis Kittel as the Burgomaster in Steamer No. 10's student production in Albany, NY.

SELECTED SONGS

Lucy Clark, Dawn Le Gere, and Judy Lott as the ladies of Edam in Schenectady Theater for Children's premiere production in upstate NY.

PHOTOS FROM NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS

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