Central to present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

The Westosha Central Drama Club is presenting Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for the fall musical and many members of the group participated in the school homecoming parade last month. Savannah Fisher, playing Ariel, wears a red wig while waving to the crowd. Other members include Brooke Mueller, wearing the blue wig, playing Flounder. Rob Clark, vocal director, sits in the foreground with his granddaughter during the parade (Jason Arndt/The Report).

The Westosha Central High School drama program is presenting “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” for its fall musical with performers set to take the stage Nov. 19-21.

Musical show dates are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 matinee and will take place at Westosha Central, 24617 75th St., Salem.

The musical features beautiful mermaid Ariel, who should be a happy girl, and lives in an enchanted undersea country with her father as King and possesses a pleasant singing voice.

“But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have – to live on the land,” according to a school news release. “When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel is more determined than ever to get onto the surface.”

However, her only option is to defy her furious father and bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch, giving her a voice of entry onto dry land.

Ariel, meanwhile, receives additional assistance during her journey.

“With the help of Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and officious court composer Sebastian the crab, Ariel must wordlessly gain Prince Eric’s love within three days or lose her soul to Ursula,” the press release states.

Cost of tickets are $10 for general admission with students admitted for $5. Children under 5 receive free admission.

Before the show, according to a release, children 4-10 with an accompanying adult can meet the cast of the show from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, Nov. 13.

According to Michael Klimzak, drama director, children can also take a picture with Ariel and play games like Triton’s Ring Toss and Eric’s Eye Spy.

The meet greet, according to a news release, cost $5 for children with the adult.