See your favorite flicks play out on stage as local theaters tackle Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Dr. Dolittle and The Wizard of Oz this summer.
1. Disney’s The Little Mermaid
This Disney animated classic opened February 28 at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and it has audiences buzzing enthusiastically about it. Watch as Ariel and her undersea friends float their way through this timeless coming-of-age tale. Through August 30. $47-82. Times vary. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen; 952.934.1525; chanhassentheatres.com
2. Doctor Dolittle
The kooky tale comes alive outdoors. Set in a small English village, audience can follow the journey and adventures of animal-conversing Dr. Dolittle as he searches for the Great Pink Sea Snail. The show will be a completely unique experience, as the story will play out in nature at the Staring Lake Park outdoor amphitheater. June 13–15 & 19–22. Free. 7 p.m. Staring Lake Park Amphitheatre, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie; 952.949.8333; edenprairie.org
3. The Wizard of Oz
Travel along the yellow brick road with Dorothy and see the Emerald City in all of its glory in this live performance of The Wizard of Oz. June 20–29. $12-17. Times vary by day. Chanhassen High School Theater, 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen; 952.250.7206; cvft.org