Thompson Brook School Presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.
In three performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. from Friday, April 10-Sunday, April 12, 2015, join Thompson Brook School students and journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel (played by Kelli Raines) longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton (played by Jeffrey Arigoni), make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula (played by Ella Bernarduci), and convince the handsome Prince Eric (played by Daniel Cuyler) that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
Working with director Terri Schulman, musical director Terry Rowe, and choreographer Laura Harris, 86 Thompson Brook fifth and sixth graders have been rehearsing both on stage and behind the scenes in dozens of different roles for the past six weeks in preparation for three performances: Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 2:00 p.m. Performances will take place at Thompson Brook School, 150 Thompson Road, Avon. Tickets are available for advance purchase by April 6 (see flyer) and at the door; $8.00 per adult and $5.00 per student/senior ($20 family maximum purchase).
The musical is the Thompson Brook School PTO’s biggest fundraiser each year. Funds from last year’s program funded the purchase of backstage headsets and character microphones for future school performances.