WHS to present musical ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Diana Miller - For The News Journal

WILMINGTON — Plans are underway for Wilmington High School’s spring musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, as over 100 WHS students take part in the musical as members of the cast, stage and construction crews, ushers, and musicians.

This musical’s book is by Doug Wright, with music by Howard Ashman, and lyrics by Alan Menkin and Glenn Slater.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid brings to life all of your favorite songs and characters from the award-winning animated film. In a magical kingdom below the waves, the youngest of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel, is tired of “flipping her fins” and longs to be part of the human world above, so she makes a deal with Ursula the Sea Witch to trade her tail for legs. In order to keep up her end of the bargain, Ariel must get a “kiss of true love” from Prince Eric before sunset on the third day. Her friends Flounder the fish, Sebastian the crab, and Scuttle the seagull join her on this adventure of a lifetime.

Performances are scheduled for March 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2:30 p.m. in the Wilmington High School Auditeria. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Due to the nature of the live performance, and out of respect to all audience members, this show is recommended for children 3 and up. Regardless of age, everyone who attends the performance must have a ticket. Tickets are $12.

WHS will also host a Beach Party the weekend before the show on March 12th from 10-11:30 a.m. for kids of all ages. The party will feature beach-themed snacks and games, an opportunity to meet the cast, and a backstage tour to see where all the magic happens. This event is limited, so please call for pricing and reservations.

Tickets sales are now open. You may reserve tickets by calling the Theatre at WHS Box Office at (937) 283-7235.

Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.


By Diana Miller

For The News Journal