This year, Mr. Grossman and the kids in TMS theater will be putting on the production of The Little Mermaid Junior. The play is based on the Disney musical that many of you might have seen.
The play is about a young mermaid named Ariel, who has a fascination with the world outside of the sea, much to her father’s (Tritan) disapproval. Her and her fish friend, Flounder, can often be found collecting trinkets from the world she longed to see.
After saving Prince Eric from a storm at sea, Ariel immediately falls for him. She returns to the sea, unable to stop thinking about her love for him. Sebastian, Tritan’s assistant, tries to convince Ariel to stay in the sea, but can’t get through to her. Tritan ends up destroying her collection, and a pair of eels are able to convince her to turn to Ursula, Tritan’s evil sister, to help her to be able to meet her true love. Ursula tells Ariel that she will help her, but Ariel must give Ursula her voice. Ariel agrees to the deal. Ursula says that she will give Ariel legs for three days. By sunset on the third day, she must kiss Prince Eric, or she will turn into one of Ursula’s tentacles.
Ariel becomes a human, and adjusting to human life isn’t easy, especially while she can’t talk. Prince Eric is determined to find the girl that recused him from the sea, and Ariel wants to prove to him that it’s her, but she is unable to sing the song he remembers her singing, so she must sit and watch him listen to princesses from all around until he finds the one who sang to him.
Meanwhile, Ursula uses the voice Ariel gave her, and attracts the prince so that Ariel cannot get a chance to kiss him.
How will it end? Find out in November when you come to the performance!