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OHS Drama Presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

Take a trip under the sea with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” This fun-filled, timeless tale makes its debut in a limited engagement at OHS Theater in shows Oct. 18 through 20.

The production is presented by OHS Drama Club. It is directed by Oakdale High School Teacher/Director Bryan Mills, who has directed more than 50 productions, along with parent volunteer Cindy Toste and student director Lacy Roberts. The cast includes senior Eric Lofton, who plays the role of Prince Eric. The cast also features Stell Flodman as Ariel, Brenden Thompson as Sebastian, Ava Merchant as Ursula, Hope Beattie as King Triton, Parker Whitemyer as Flounder, Emily Thomas as Flotsam, Elise Betschart as Jetsam, Brett Zucker as Scuttle and Garrett Riley as Grimsby, along with an ensemble of 40 students and 20 techies.

The classic love story is Disney storytelling at its best. Unsatisfied with her life at sea, free-spirited young mermaid princess Ariel longs to experience the human world above. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, she embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

Based on Disney’s animated film and hit Broadway musical, “The Little Mermaid” features several classic songs including “Under The Sea,” “Kiss The Girl” and “Part of Your World,” as well as new songs written by Oscar-winning Disney composer Alan Menken, the mastermind behind “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” and “Pocahontas.” Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater with a book by Doug Wright. The production was revised in 2009, which included mesmerizing scenery, dazzling new costumes and high-flying action.

Tickets for The Little Mermaid are $10. To purchase tickets stop by the OHS Business office from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or the OHS Theater from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. during school days or at the door if available.  Evening performances are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. Matinee performances are Saturday and Sunday Oct. 19 and 20 at 2 p.m. Seating is limited.