News & Reviews

Recent Media and Web Mentions


Hants County Kids Get Sneak Peek of New Mermaid Show, Valley Journal Advertiser, December 2017

Two River Theatre to present Stage Version of The Rainbow Fish, Broadway World, October 2017

Funding Infusion to Help Mermaid Theatre Improve Home Base, Hants Journal, February 2017

Order of Nova Scotia – Call For Nominations with Jim Morrow – NS Government

Jim Morrow receives Order of Nova Scotia, Kings County News, October 2016

International news round-up: August 11, The Stage, August 2016

Thespians learn how to bring puppets to life on Windsor stageHants Journal, July 2016

Mermaid Theatre’s popular children’s show en route to China , Hants Journal, July 2016

Children’s classic ‘Goodnight Moon’ comes to life at Genesee, Chicago Tribune, February 2016

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ is coming to ForbesNewsLeader, January 2016

Mermaid Returns to China for 5-week tour, Halifax Chronicle Herald, July 2015

Interview with GM Lisa Gleave about China Tour (audio clip), CBC Maritimes, July 2015

Mermaid Nominated for Two Merritt Awards, Kings County Register, March 2015

Mermaid’s Signature Production to Visit Shanghai, October 2014

New Show at Mermaid Theatre (video), Global News Halifax, June 2014

Snow Queen Reigns in Summer, Halifax Chronicle Herald, June 2014

Welcome to the Shhh Free Zone, Flynn Center Blog (Burlington, VT), April 2014

Mermaid Theatre Headed to Middle East, Halifax Chronicle Herald, March, 2014

Leo Lionni’s Stories Come Alive, by Robin Miller, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), February 2014

Mermaid Puppet Cabaret Fundraiser coverage, Hants Journal, November 2013

Very Hungry Caterpillar review, by Elle Belle,, November, 2013

Interview with Jim Morrow by Meena Viswanathan –, November, 2013

Puppets in the Spotlight – August 2013.  Story about our “Puppet Cabaret” fundraiser

Mermaid Theatre’s 2013 Newsletter is available as a .pdf at this link.

Mermaid Theatre celebrates its 5 millionth spectator – March, 2013

Saltscapes Magazine, November-December 2012“The Puppet Masters” by Allan Lynch,  Photos by Perry Jackson.  Note: This article is not available at their website, but is downloadable as a .pdf at the link here.  Used with their kind permission.

Symphony Nova Scotia’s annual production of The Nutcracker once again features Mermaid’s imaginative puppets.  Playing through December 15 in Halifax.

TIME OUT NYC: KIDS, October 2012 A recent visit of Treasured Stories by Eric Carle to NYU Symphony Space was mentioned by blogger Lance Somerfeld of the NYC Dads Group.

 The Culture Mom Blog, October 2012, also wrote about the Symphony Space show.

The Little Green Caterpillar That Could (with video), Halifax Chronicle Herald, June 9, 2012

Mermaid Theatre’s Artistic Director Honoured

IPAY Conference, Austin, Texas, January 2012

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Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Artistic Director, Jim Morrow, was honoured by international colleagues in Austin, TX, on January 21, 2012 when he received the Mickey Miners Lifetime Acheivement Award for outstanding achievement in the field of theatre for young audiences.

Presented by the US-based International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) at its annual Conference and Showcase, the award is directed to distinguished artists who have made exemplary contributions to the lives of the children around the world. The diverse gathering of presenters, agents and government officers from several countries who attended the ceremony were vocal in their praise for Morrow’s innovative productions for Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. In his introduction, actor/director David Gonzalez spoke of Morrow’s multidisciplinary talents as designer, director, writer, and educator.

The citation notes that “His work fuses the visual and the verbal, the grounded and the imaginative. His work is simultaneously simple and complex, musical kinetic haiku filled with color and story, created with love and vigor.”

Jim Morrow’s long-time involvement with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia began in 1978, when he joined the company as a puppeteer following theatre studies at Acadia University. He became Artistic Director in 1992, and has simultaneously served as director, production designer and principal puppetry instructor. His contributions to Mermaid have played a major role in establishing an unparalleled international touring circuit for the company, now in its fortieth season.

Very Hungry Caterpillar Reviews

Review: Beloved Tales a Fine Feast, Omaha World Herald, September 2014

Theatre Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Stage (UK), September, 2011

What Theatre Can Learn from a Ravenous Caterpillar,, September, 2011

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Wows Theatregoers,, April 2011

A Gentle Carle Story Time – Chicago Tribune, April 2010

Other Media Mentions

Passion for Puppetry Puts Windsor on the Map – Nova Scotia Business Forecast, March 2011

Mermaid Perfects Puppet Theatre – Chronicle Herald Review, September, 2007


Our Children – September, 2007

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