Ticket sales begin for Connellsville Junior High's 'The Little Mermaid Jr.'
Tickets for Connellsville Junior High School's production of “The Little Mermaid Jr. are on sale.
The musical will be performed March 22-24 in the school auditorium.
Scuttle the Seagull is a prominent character in the popular Disney story. He has a very unusual way of looking at the life of humans and his humor will keep the audience laughing throughout this Connellsville Junior High Centerstage production.
Seventh-grader Angelina Brady plays Scuttle.
“His nature is to be a know-it-all,” Brady, of Vanderbilt, said. “He's crazy and off-track about what he believes about humans.
She explained that when Ariel becomes human, she finds out that Scuttle gave her all wrong information of what to expect. “He defines a snarfblat for the audience. When Prince Eric falls down and Ariel saves him, Scuttle puts Eric's foot up to her ear because that is where Scuttle said his heartbeat is, and because it's not there, they think the Prince is dead. It is hilarious.”
This is Brady's first musical performance. The audience will recognize Scuttle from his big feathers and purple vest.
“The musical is really fun. Everyone is so talented and I like working with all of them. It's great to be here,” Brady said. “I had looked on the website before the musical title was announced and I saw ‘The Little Mermaid' was released and I thought it would be cool if it was picked. I was really excited when I found out.”
Brady takes voice lessons from Gayle Cuneo and dance at Premier Dance Center. She will work with Lydia Glotfelty, as Flounder, to create their own dance for the “Kiss The Girl” song.
Amy Wiltrout is the ticket box office coordinator. Sharon Beatty is the assistant.
“The Little Mermaid is a fun, colorful, exciting show. Everyone will love it,” Wiltrout said. “We're so happy to involve all the kids in the district this year and hope to have a huge turnout to show support for the musical. Connellsville Area School District should be very proud of the students involved in all their musical programs.”
“The cast and crew are having a great time putting this show together,” producer / director Ben Haines said. “We're headed into the final stretch, so these kids are putting in a lot of time at rehearsals. I can really see their excitement growing. They can't wait to present this show to the community.”
He added that he has an outstanding group of parent volunteers that help to make this program such a success.
“Shows like these would not be possible without the help of such incredible people. From ticket sales to costuming to publicity and everything in between, I cannot thank these folks enough for what they do,” Haines said.
Tickets are on sale from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the junior high auditorium. Cost is $7 each, cash only. Unless there is a sellout, tickets will be available at the door.
Performances are 7 p.m. March 22 and March 23; 2 p.m. March 24.
For more information, call 724-628-8910.
Nancy Henry is a freelance writer.
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