Island Academy’s grades four to six students are to present the popular musical fantasy, “The Little Mermaid,” as part of its annual musical stage production tonight and tomorrow at the Dean William Lake Cultural Centre.
“The Little Mermaid” is a much loved classic by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, about a young Mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.
“The Little Mermaid” became an animated feature film in 1989 adapted by Disney. The production featured hit songs such as “Under the Sea.”
The Little Mermaid made its Broadway debut in 2008.
“The Island Academy’s production of The Little Mermaid is designed to delight the entire family with several extra quirky characters thrown in for good measure,” a release from the school said. ” Rehearsals are well on the way, under the musical direction of Gilly Huntington-Rainey, and according to the Huntington-Rainey, it will be a wonderful production and the students are expected to make a splash!”
Between the absentminded Dory (Finding Nemo) who seems to be in the wrong musical and Hercules the techie mer-brother who loves to play on the Wii, the audience should be entertained.
“Island Academy has a dynamic music programme that seeks to instill a love of music and singing that the students will carry with them throughout their lives, along with an ability and desire to perform, which will enhance self-esteem and confidence,” the release read. “The production is part of Island Academy’s annual fundraiser for many of the school’s ongoing projects.”
For ticket information contact Island Academy at 460-1094. Tickets will also be available at the door of Dean William Lake Cultural Centre.