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Radnor High School to Present "The Little Mermaid," Feb. 28-March 3

February 11, 2019

Radnor High School to Present "The Little Mermaid," Feb. 28-March 3 at RHS

Community Members are Invited to Meet Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Ursula and More at a Character Tea on Sat., Feb. 23 at RHS

Cast of Little Mermaid Community members are invited "under the sea" with the cast and crew of Radnor High School's spring musical, Disney's The Little Mermaid.

Performances are Thursday, February 28, Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. in the Radnor High School auditorium (130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).

Tickets ($15/person) are available in advance online. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.

The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter who wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the 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 to restore order under the sea.

“Ever since I played Ariel at Radnor Elementary School, I've wanted to bring her to life again in a whole new way, so I'm really excited to have that opportunity,” said junior Amia Korman who previously played the lead role in RES's 2013 production of The Little Mermaid, Jr.

The lead roles are double-cast, with one group of actors performing on Thursday and Saturday night, and the other on Friday night and Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Korman shares the role of Ariel with senior Sharon Hsu. Prince Eric is played by juniors Gabriel Escobar and Aiden Giacomucci; Sebastian by junior Aidan Moore and sophomore Peter Vitali; King Triton by seniors Joshua Jones and Patrick Kaper-Barcelata; Ursula by senior Shannon Boylan and junior Meredith Forman; Flounder by senior Ryan Oliver and junior Mehek Thapar; and Scuttle by sophomore Ben Adams and junior Barbara Civitella. (Full cast list)

Amia, Shannon and Ryan “I am so excited to perform as Ursula in my last show,' Boylan said. "The complexity of her character allows me to enter a fictional world that has taught me so much not only about her as a character but also about myself.”

The Little Mermaid features more than 20 musical numbers, including favorites “Part of Your World,” “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl.” A full orchestra, composed mostly of RHS students, will accompany the show.

“I love acting, but more than anything, I’m most excited to be a part of the musical community where I have made great memories and even greater friends,” Jones said.  

Radnor High School's The Little Mermaid is directed by Ryan Goulden with musical direction by choral music teacher Bruce Glenny and technical direction by theatre and communications teacher Brian Dietzler.

“I can’t wait to perform in this production," Civitella said. "I hope the audience can have as much fun watching it as we have performing it!”

"The Little Mermaid" Character Tea: Sat., Feb. 23

The cast and crew of Radnor High School's "The Little Mermaid" invites members of the community to meet Ariel, Prince Eric, Sebastian, Flounder, Ursula and more at a Character Tea on Sat., Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at Radnor High School (130 King of Prussia Rd., Radnor).

This family friendly event will feature photo opportunities, sing-alongs, story time, guest appearances and refreshments.

Tickets ($10/person, ages 2+) are available in advance online.

Pictured: The cast of Radnor High School's "The Little Mermaid" performing "Kiss the Girl"; Amia Korman (Ariel) and Shannon Boylan (Ursula) during rehearsal with director Ryan Goulden. Photos by Sean Kardon.