Teenaged production interns help to power Variety Children's Theatre!

Variety production interns assist with Disney's The Little Mermaid in St. Louis.

We give a lot of love and props to the Variety kids who will be appearing on stage in our Variety Children's Theatre production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.

But when the show opens tomorrow at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, it will be thanks to the hard work of Variety's teen production interns. These young people — most of whom live with some form of disability — assist show directors in every facet of... Continue Reading »

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:05
Read the winning entry of our Little Mermaid writing contest!

Wydown Middle School student wins Little Mermaid writing contest, wins visit from Ridley Pearson.

Back in August, we announced a writing contest for middle schoolers inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid. Students were tasked with imagining a prequel or a sequel to the original Disney film, and using their creative prowess to craft a memorable tale. 

Our judge? None other than New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson.

Well, we have a winner! Sarah Franzel, an eighth... Continue Reading »

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:47
Variety kid Nick interviewed on FOX 2 to promote Disney's The Little Mermaid

FOX 2 anchor Lisa Hart appears with Variety kid Nick following an interview to promote Variety Children's Theatre production of Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Returning to the site of his previous star-making appearances, Variety kid Nick did another winning interview on FOX 2 this morning!

Only this time, he brought some special duds: his Flounder costume for the Variety Children's Theatre production of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Nick, 9, is playing the role of Princess Ariel's best friend... Continue Reading »

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:51
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