The Little Mermaid Opens Tonight at Jackson Memorial High School


Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

Showtimes are Friday, March 10th at 6:30 pm, Saturday March 11th at 12:00 pm and 6:30 pm, and Sunday, March 12th at 2:00 pm. There will also be a Character Breakfast on Sunday at 11:30 am for children under the age of 12. Children can get autographs of their favorite characters, face painting and lunch prior to the Sunday matinee.

“This is truly a magical production that will thrill both children and adults,” said play director Bobbie Allaire. “I hope people will come out and see how hard our students have been working to bring this show to life in a fun, engaging and beautiful way.”

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More than 200 students (including about 20 elementary students) are participating in this lavish production as performers, builders, backstage crew and musicians.

The role of Ariel is played by Amber Bialoglow, Prince Eric is played by Hunter Fink, Sebastian by John Gallagher. Rounding out the main principal cast are Matt Ebersole as King Triton, Madison Stephens as Ursula, Corinne Jones as Flounder, Jacob Rechel as Scuttle, Megan Rafferty and Kelly McNally as Flotsam and Jetsam, Tom Perucki as Grimsby and Katrina Zangrillo, Sejal Summers, Grace Burrows, Emily Elias, Marley Anders, and Jamilah Rosemond as Ariel’s sisters.

The powerhouse production team includes Asst-Director: Ms Cori Bott, Vocal Director: Mr Edmund Robertson, Conductor: Mr Jason Diaz, Choreography: Mrs. Alyssa Fisher, Set Design: Ms Jamie Allaire, Assistant Designer: Mrs Janice Casper and building construction by Mr Ryan Kirkirk. Lights will provided be by LIGHTSCENES and sound by Mark Keeler, MK PRODUCTIONS.

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Show tickets are being pre-sold (up to the day of the performance) for $12 or at the performance for $15. Pre-sale and character-brunch tickets can purchased at Jackson Memorial High School’s Fine Arts Center from February 7th – March 5th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 2:00pm – 5:00 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Requests for tickets can also be placed online by emailing, attn: LM tickets, you will be notified via email as to their completion.

Online requests must be picked up within one week of being filled and any requests after March 1st must be picked up one day prior to the show of this request. Starting March 10th, tickets will ONLY be sold starting two hours prior to performance at the JMHS Fine Arts Center.

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“Our hope is that families will come out together to see this beautifully orchestrated musical,” Allaire said. “It will fill your senses with pleasant memories and lift your hearts with it’s timeless melodies.’

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