2016 THE LITTLE MERMAID
- March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:00 PM
- March 12, 13, 19, 20 at 1:00 PM
THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Onto the North Stage
The Appleton North High School theatre and music departments will present the musical THE LITTLE MERMAID March 10-20 in the Orlyn A. Zieman auditorium, 5000 North Ballard Road.
The beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home and fins behind and live in the world above. 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. Based on the Academy Award-winning 1989 Disney film and one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.
North’s production features a cast, crew, and orchestra of more than 100 students as well breathtaking aerial swimming effects provided by ZFX Flying Illusions, spectacular dancing, elaborate scenery and special effects, stunning original costumes, and some of the most beloved and memorable songs ever written for a musical by the legendary duo of Alan Menken andthe late Howard Ashman including “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and the Academy Award-winning “Under the Sea,” as well as several new songs by Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater.
North theatre director, Ron Parker, states, “Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID has been called THE LION KING under the sea with amazing use of puppetry and breathtaking visual effects. This enchanting, electrifying musical, which will appeal to both children and adults alike, combines the best of the beloved animated film with the magic of live theatre. Our production at North contains a lot of original staging and several exciting surprises never seen before in any previous theatrical production of the musical. THE LITTLE MERMAID is an enchanting, heartwarmingshow with an important message about love and following your dreams that families in our area will definitely not want to miss!”
Performances are March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:00 P.M. and March 12, 13 and 19 and 20 at 1:00 P.M. Admission is $15.00. March 10th and 17th feature family prices at $12.00.