Little Mermaid opens with a splash


The Little Mermaid and friends have a chat during Tuesday night’s opening performance. – Stephen Dafoe Photos

Photos by Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – The stuffiness of a provincial election forum that filled the Morinville Community cultural Centre Monday night was replaced with the vibrant costumes and set of Georges H. Primeau’s production of The Little Mermaid, a production that saw more than 80 students try out for the play.

That number was whittled down to 50 students taking on stage and back stage roles. Because the school wanted to include as many students as possible, several characters were played by multiple students.

The production was directed by Ryan O’Gorman, Debbie Rivet and Jessica Workun, who began working with students in January. Opening night saw a strong showing of students, parents and community members to support the months of effort.

In addition to having a large cast, The Little Mermaid also has a large and colourful wardrobe created by Bev Lussier, one of the school’s parents. The set, costumes and cast looked truly theatrical during Tuesday night’s opening performance on the stage of the Morinville Community Cultural Centre. The magic was added to through the sound and lighting efforts of the centre’s Technical Director Ryan Telfer.

The Little Mermaid has one final performance Wednesday night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults – $3 for children and students. Tickets can be purchased at Primeau or Sobeys.

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  1. I would have attended if I would have known.
    The kids do a great job in every production I’ve seen.
    I am sorry I missed it.
    Maybe, next year they can do a better job advertising.

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