Penrhos College students to perform The Little Mermaid

Erin Barrett (left), Grace Pooley, Celestine Adams, Alexandra Cearns
Erin Barrett (left), Grace Pooley, Celestine Adams, Alexandra Cearns

REHEARSAL for the Penrhos College student production of The Little Mermaid has been going swimmingly in anticipation of next Thursday’s opening.

Set under and above the high seas, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid fascinated with the human world above.

Cast as Scuttle the seagull, Year 12 student Grace Pooley said she was excited to get back on the stage, representing her school.

“I did the production in Year 9 but haven’t since so I’m really happy to be back on the stage for my final year of school,” she said.

“I’ve definitely found the acting part challenging as I’m much more comfortable singing and dancing, and Finding a balance between the animal and human aspect of Scuttle has been tricky.

“But, the dance is so much fun to perform and I’m so excited for everyone to see it.”

With around 90 students involved on stage, in the pit and backstage, combined with unique costumes, original choreography, and an elaborate set, the show is set to be a spectacular.

The production opens on July 26 at 7.30pm with additional performances on 27 and 28 July, including a Saturday matinee.

Limited seats are available.

FACTBOX:

What: The Little Mermaid

When: July 26-28

Where: Rixon Theatre, Penrhos College, Throssell St, Como

Cost: $35

Visit: www.penrhos.wa.edu.au