PA Players to hit the stage with ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Rachel Phinney, Staff

The PA Players will perform “The Little Mermaid” on April 8-10 at the Roberta Doore Auditorium. 

The play follows the cancellation of “The Dinosaur Musical” last fall and will be the PA Players’ first live production since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Auditions were held  February 2-3 after school in Room 1048 and consisted of singing a few measures from a song in the musical, dancing and reading from the script.

The leads in the stage performance are the same as the Disney feature film, including the characters of Ariel, Prince Eric, Flounder and Chef Louis. 

The director Ms. Judy Hayward said  the process of choosing the play had a lot to do with the success The PA Players had performing another Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” in 2018. “We decided that ‘The Little Mermaid’ would be a successful and fun production,” she said.

While many worry about COVID-19, the PA Players believe it’s time to return to live performances.

“Even with restrictions, I think that people are wanting to see and be a part of live theater again,” said Ms. Hayward. “PA hasn’t had a live performance in a while, and I think the students are anxious to be onstage again.”

Even with the COVID-19 restrictions, Ms. Hayward still believes that the show will be successful and she feels confident that the students at PA will have a show that will make them proud.