Weedsport MS Presents ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ December 1 & 2 at 7:00 P.M.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel (Kelsey Peters) and her aquatic friends (Sebastian-Jayden Monell, Flounder-Abriana Guild and Scuttle-Evelyn Erbeck) in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. This musical is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, (Kelsey Peters) 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, (Jeremiah Lasher) make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, (Callie Cook) and convince the handsome Prince Eric (Kyle Quinn) that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking. 

Weedsport’s production features nearly 50 Middle School Students (Grades 5-8) with 3 high school assistants (Natalie Erbeck, Sprite Kintzele and River Hahn), eighth grade student, Toby Kintzele is the Stage Manager as well as being in the cast. The talented cast includes Mersisters, Princesses, Gulls, Chefs, Underwater and land animals and more! 

Musicals help all the cast and crew to grow not only in their singing and acting but also learning to work as a team, memorize and to develop confidence. Sixth grade student Kelsey Peters is Ariel. Kelsey said that being in the musical this year has been a great experience. “It gave me a chance to practice my singing, dancing and acting”. “I have loved watching all the scenes come together”. 

Fifth grade student Kyle Quinn is Prince Eric. Kyle said that the musical has been a fun experience. “I have gotten to know so many people from other grades and love performing with so many talented people”. 

Mary Buchmann is the Director/Producer/Choreographer, Peri Bernstein is the Music Director, Julianna Buchmann is the Assistant Director and Acting Coach, Bethany Rose is the Set Director and Tabitha Weinerth is the Costume Coordinator. We also rented many costumes, props and the back Under the Sea panels from Bonnie McClellan at CNY Arts Center. 

Many parent volunteers have helped with costumes, sets, poster hanging, raffle baskets, hallway decorations, cast party and more! 

The performances are Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased at both the Elementary and High School reception areas and at the Weedsport Free Library.