Disney's The Little Mermaid - June 08 - June 18, 2023

The Royal Players

 Who's Who 

  • Amaya Hardin head shot

    Amaya Hardin

    as Ariel

    Amaya is thrilled to be back at The Royal Theater this Summer! Amaya will be a junior Musical Theatre major at Ouachita Baptist University in the fall. She has appeared in productions such as Grease (Marty), The Spongebob Musical (Sandy Cheeks) and Gypsy (Agnes). Now, please enjoy the show as we go on a beautiful journey under the sea!

  • Tyler Mann head shot

    Tyler Mann

    as Eric

    Tyler is an OBU graduate with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in theater. He dabbled in acting while juggling wrestling on a scholarship. He is Arkansas‘s first NCAA wrestling All American. Past performances include CLUE, The Play That Goes Wrong, Shawshank, and Kinky Boots (Studio Theatre), The Producers (Argenta) and Bat Boy (Weekend Theater).

  • Xavier Jones head shot

    Xavier Jones

    as Sebastian

    Xavier with his debut at the Royal is proud to make a return to the stage as Sebastian. Recently seen in Dog Fight (Studio Theatre), and in productions from Little Shop of Horrors, Pagliacci, and Smile at OCU, Big River at Lyric Theatre, and working for Hank Lane Music in NYC. A huge thanks to many friends and family for this wonderful opportunity. 

  • Julie Atkins head shot

    Julie Atkins

    as Ursula

    Julie is thrilled to return to the Royal stage - this time with Elizabeth! Back in 2004, Julie played a nurse in South Pacific, and in 2002, Sister Amnesia in Nuncrackers!  Other favorite roles include: Amy in Company, & Catherine in Pippin (Weekend Theater), as well as Maleficent in The Descendents, & Pat in Kinky Boots (Studio Theatre). 

  • Nick Farr head shot

    Nick Farr

    as King Triton

    Making his Royal debut, Nick has appeared in Sister Act, Cinderella, Next to Normal, and The Color Purple. Nick serves as the Artistic Director of Una Voce at Wildwood and is an active Vocal Coach for youth. Nick is the Principal of Lee High School in Marianna, AR, where he works with the school’s choir. Nick holds a Doctorate in Music Education and enjoys the opportunity to propagate the Arts in Arkansas.

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