‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ production starts tonight

RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council’s Center Stage Youth Theatrical Group, in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Park District, will present Walt Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” tonight, Friday and Saturday at the Meeker High School auditorium.
Tonight and Friday, the performances will take place at 7 p.m., and there will be a matinee at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the high school. Tickets are $7 for all ages (children 5 and under free) and may be purchased at the door. Elementary school students will be provided with a free ticket but they must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket. For more information, contact Director Laurie Zellers at lzellers61@gmail.com or call MACC at 970-756-7448.

Featuring more than 45 very talented young Thespians ranging in age from third through eighth grade, the show promises to be one of the most extraordinary productions yet presented to Meeker audiences. Founded in 2010, the Center Stage Youth Co. has annually presented hit Broadway musical productions such as: Annie Jr.: Walt Disney’s Cinderella Jr.; Seussical the Musical Jr.; and Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Veteran director Laurie Zellers and musical director Shana Holliday have teamed with an enthusiastic and talented production staff to audition young actors and have rehearsed them since August in preparation for this extraordinary production.
The set and lighting have been specially designed and crafted to create the magical effects of an undersea world that will further add to the spectacular performances of the youth actors. Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. is produced by special arrangement with Music Theater International.
Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.
This show, which features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea,” is a surefire crowd-pleaser.