Green Acres Middle School celebrates 40th anniversary with production of Disney’s fishy fable Feb. 13-16
VISALIA – Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved story the Little Mermaid asks the simple question, what would you sacrifice for love? Luckily students performing Disney’s version of the play at Green Acres Middle School don’t have to give up on their love for theater if they don’t get a part.
This nationally recognized program is unique in that it gives all students at the middle school an opportunity to perform in Broadway-style musicals. The school-wide involvement enhances the play, giving it an energy all its own.
“If you haven’t seen a Green Acres Little Theatre musical, or it’s been a while, we especially invite you to the performance,” director Julie Link said. “You are in for a real treat that will delight you. Each year plays to sellout audiences who walk away amazed at the talent of these performers.”
Disney’s The Little Mermaid will open at the Green Acres Little Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Other performance dates include 7:30 p.m. showtimes on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 as well as a 1 p.m. matinee on Feb. 15. A special performance will also be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16 to benefit the Green Acres Little Theatre Foundation. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating and $15 for preferred seating and may be purchased at galittlemermaid.ludus.com or by calling 833-583-8726.
This hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. She is King Triton’s youngest daughter, who also wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric. Ariel bargains with evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Green Acres Little Theatre hopes you’ll find its 40th year in theatrical excellence out of this ocean!