Students in the Performance Theatre class at École Mother Teresa Catholic School amazed capacity crowds with their talents when they presented Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. during four performances Mar. 25 and 26.
During the matinee performances students from Our Lady of the Rosary School and the Grades 3-5 classes at Mother Teresa had the opportunity to enjoy and applaud the students.
“We had two packed evening shows that were attended by the community,” said Ms. Maria King, one of the directors. “We were very pleased with the production and the effort and achievement of our bright group of students!”
The production was put on by the Grade 8/9 Performance Theatre class and the backdrops and props were created by the Grade 8/9 art class.
The Performance Theatre class is a complimentary (option) course and ran during both terms one and two.
The students in the performance prepared during one 45 minute class every other day during school, and the rest of the preparation was put in on their own time over lunch hours and after school, said King. “Our students had to prepare and audition for the roles they wished to be cast in.”
The class ran from September to March with an emphasis on preparing for the production from November onward. Students were responsible for creating or arranging their own costumes.
Students were also involved in the technical crew and stage crew.
The production was directed by Ms. Marie King and Mme. Joanne Michaud and the art class was directed by Mme. Irene Duazo-Cooper.
The cast included, in the sea chorus, Kiana Cooper, Jamie Steckler, Kennedy Somerville, Tricia Hlushak, Shayna Buehler, Renee Kivell and Taylor Moffett; Shayna Buehler as the pilot, Jeremiah Bojda as Prince Eric, Therese Hoven as Grimsby, Tricia Hlushak as the seahorse, Darion Hamilton as King Triton, Karlee Racine as Sebastian, Jaime Kennedy as Aquata, Taylor Nixon as Andrina, Mariah Shaw as Arista, Elora Rider as Atina, Breanna Nagy as Adella, Kennedy Rolston as Allana, Amber Rach as Ariel, Nika Paziuk as Flounder, Parker Alexander as Scuttle, Kiana Cooper, Taylor Moffett and Hanna Wilkins and the gulls, Tatum Lavallee as Ursula, Sydney Scherger as Flotsam, Tyne Ganje as Jetsam, Hanna Wilkins as Carlotta, Autumn Murphy as Chef Louis, Kennedy Rolston, Taylor Nixon, Jamie Kennedy, Jamie Stecker and Mariah Shaw as chefs, and Jaime Kennedy, Taylor Nixon, Mariah Shaw, Elora Rider, Breanna Nagy and Kennedy Rolston as princesses.
Lighting design was handled by Landon Walsh and Kieran Bulloch, on sound were Justin Fedun and Ms. King, the stage crew included Kalan Weaver, Jonah Salsbury, Matt Kogut, Jason Wall and Nick Halwa and extra lighting was looked after by Brooke Hackett and Erika Heistad.