KING TRITON … King Triton (played by Jaiden Hardaway) stands in his kingdom for a performance by his daughters. (PHOTO BY JACOB KESSLER, STAFF)
By: Jacob Kessler
The Swanton High School put on “The Little Mermaid Jr” musical this past week. The performance by students was held on Thursday March 23rd, Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 26th at 2:00 p.m.
The musical itself is based on the 1989 animated Disney film as well as the story created by Hans Christian Anderson.
Each of the students performed fantastically during the musical, with musical numbers being sung very well.
The story overall deals with a mermaid, Ariel, who gives up her voice to Ursula in order to be transformed into a human so she can experience his world.
Set designs and costumes were also done very well and showed that a large amount of work went into putting everything together.
Longtime Director Julie Zedlitz included a message of gratitude in this year’s playbill as a thank you for the cast’s hard work.
“I want to thank you for going above and beyond, showing up to rehearsals day in and day out, and have shown responsibility and commitment to this production. I know it is a lot of work and takes up much of your time.”
“Thank you all for sacrificing things to make this production one of the best. It makes me very proud to call you, my students. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”
“These are memories you will keep with you forever!! Thank you for making my last year so special.”
Zedlitz has been teaching for 33 years, and within the time, she has put on 30 musicals and 1 play.
Seats were filled for each night with Sunday’s performance being especially filled. It was a good show that was able to be experienced by many.
Jacob can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org