Something fishy is going on at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio.
The Wyoming County Player’s Junior Players and Little Hams started rehearsals for their upcoming spring production “Little Mermaid, Jr.”
Ranging in age from 6 to 19, and hailing from 6 area school districts, as well as home schoolers, this group of budding actors and actresses will delight audiences on May 17 and 18 in this delightful tale from Disney.
Elk Lake Senior Jackie Clark plays Ariel, the mermaid who falls in love with handsome landlubber Prince Eric, played by 19 year old Eddie Baumeister. The evil sea-witch Ursula, who steals Ariel’s beautiful voice in exchange for granting her legs, is played by Lackawanna Trail Senior, Amanda Hirschler. Wyalusing students Emily Lewis and Mackenzie Tewksbury pair up as Ursula’s evil twosome – Flotsam and Jetsam. Surrounding Ariel are her friends Flounder, played by Amelia Comly and Scuttle, played by Jenna Saxe. That crazy crustacean Sebastian is played by George Sobeck who will lead the cast in a couple of favorite tunes “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl”. Rounding out the rest of the cast is Iolaus Trowbridge as King Tritan, Maddy Bolinger as Chef Louise, Elizabeth Taylor as Grimsby, Isabel Comly as the Pilot of Prince Eric’s ship, Rachel Zayleskie as Carlotta, Madison Larue as the Seahorse Herald of King Triton’s Court, Holly Galvin, Allison Hewitt, Taylor Vanderpool, Payton LaRue, Josey Sobeck and Eva Weiskerger as The Mersisters and Anna Comly, Gary Sands and Sydney Upright as various extras and Sea Chorus.
The production will be held at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Highway, Suite 20, Tunkhannock. Evening shows at 7 p.m. and a Saturday matinee will be held at 2 p.m.
For more information, visit wyomingcountyplayers.com, call 570.836.6986 or search for The Wyoming County Players on Facebook.