On Stage: Go under the sea with DuPont M.S. for "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr."

Promotional poster for the DuPont Middle School Chorus production of "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr." (Courtesy: DPMS)

Although the original story by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is nearly 200 years old, most people are more familiar with the Disney version, which premiered in 1989.

That's the show the DuPont Middle School Chorus is performing as it presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr."

Ariel is a princess of the sea, but she yearns to be a part of the surface world. When she meets a handsome prince, Ariel is determined to leave the ocean for dry land.

Her father protests, but the little mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch which may prove to be her doom.

"I've always liked Ariel because she's different," Kennedy Perry (Ariel) said. "I've always watched it since I was young, I've always liked it."

This production continues the DuPont Middle School chorus' work in bringing musicals to life. Its director says performing and acting gives students an opportunity to interpret music and songs in more than one way.

"It helps me face my fears of being in front of a lot of people and just getting really used to performing," Alena Armstrong (Flounder) said. "It's just fun to act and have confidence in yourself to perform in front of all these different people."

"We've put a lot of hard work into it and we are here because this is what we love to do," Perry said.

The DuPont Middle School Chorus presents "Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr."
DPMS Auditorium
March 20 and 22, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Tickets $5 Adults/$4 Students
General Admission Seating

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