The Little Mermaid Jr.
The Kings Junior High show “The Little Mermaid Jr,”
kicks off a four-show run at 7 p.m. tonight in the Kings High School auditorium.
Most people know the story: “In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above,” says a synopsis on the production site. “But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.”
Taking on a Disney classic isn’t anything new to Scott Hayward, the show’s director, who has directed many Disney shows from “Aladdin Jr,” “G2K Cinderella,” and “Beauty and The Beast” in the high school just last year.
“As far as junior high productions go this is by far the largest scale show we have produced. It has the biggest number of cast members, set pieces, props, and costumes,” said Hayward, “Everyone knows the story of the Little Mermaid, so bringing something that familiar to life on stage comes with a special set of challenges.”
Tickets are $8 and still available for tonight’s show, followed by shows at 7 p.m. Friday, and twice on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. Children under 12 are $6.