HYT presents 'The Little Mermaid Jr.'

Local cast members rehearse for the upcoming performances of The Little Mermaid Jr. at Monticello Middle School.

The Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” tells the story of mermaid princess Ariel’s dissatisfaction with life under the sea, and her curiosity about, and adventures in, the human world. The lyrical score features beloved songs such as "Part of Your World" and “Under the Sea.” In March, Heights Youth Theatre (HYT) will present a  family-friendly production of The Little Mermaid Jr., directed by Pierre-Jacques Brault, with music directed by Stacy Bolton.

The Little Mermaid Jr. features 60 talented students in grades 1–12, many of whom reside in Cleveland Heights and University Heights. Lead cast members include Sydney Fieseler (Ariel), Christina Ciofani (Ursula), JR Heckman (Prince Eric), Brian Tuohey (Flotsam), Michael Valenti (Grimbsy), Eleanor Beard (Seahorse), Emma Blemaster (Sebastian), Caro Ziv (Flounder), Lucy Proctor (Scuttle), James Berner (Chef Louis) and Grace Willmott (Carlotta). The Mersister/Princesses will be played by Kata Lamb, Tess Willmott, Isabella Gennarelli, Autumn Cowan, Emma Sedlak and Isabella Bradley.

All performances will be presented at HYT’s new performance location—Monticello Middle School auditorium, 3665 Monticello Blvd. in Cleveland Heights. Performances are Fridays, March 6 and 13, at 7 p.m.; Saturdays, March 7 and 14, at 2 p.m.; and Sundays, March 8 and 15, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission, and $9 for seniors and children younger than 6. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to each show. Call Ellen at 216-780-2235 for group seating information. For more details, visit www.heightsyouththeatre.org.

Mary Patton

Mary Patton of University Heights is a PR consultant and Heights Youth Theatre Advisory Board member.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 02.27.2015