Visitors transported under the sea with Brooklyn play

Ashley Thompson athompson@hantsjournal.ca
Published on May 3, 2014
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Brooklyn District Elementary School transported the audience under the sea with their take on The Little Mermaid Junior. The crowd-pleasing show ran for three nights. Pictured here is King Triton (Jayce Phillips) scolding his daughter Ariel (Marina Crowell). 

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<p>The Brooklyn District Elementary School’s choir, including students from Grades 3-6, gathered for a group photo before the final showing of The Little Mermaid Junior on May 1.</p>

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<p>Prince Eric (Toby French) spots something that catches his eye in the distance.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>The mer-sisters demonstrate their singing abilities, but none can carry a tune quite like Ariel (Marina Crowell).</p>

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<p>Ursula (Addy French) discloses her plan to trick Ariel.</p>

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<p>King Triton (Jayce Phillips) chastises Ariel (Marina Crowell) for taking such an interest in humans.</p>

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<p>Sebastian (Grace Greer) listens as King Triton (Jayce Phillips) laments about his youngest daughter’s recent behaviour.</p>

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<p>Ariel (Marina Crowell) admires the human possessions she’s collected.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Sebastian (Grace Greer), Ariel (Marina Crowell) and Flounder (Mayleigh Munroe) discuss Ariel’s dilemma.&nbsp;</p>

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Ariel (Marina Crowell) imagines what life would be like as a human.&nbsp;

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<p>Flounder (Mayleigh Munroe) and the mer-sisters suspect Ariel (Marina Crowell) is in love.</p>

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<p>Prince Eric’s chef (Jayce Phillips) enthusiastically prepares a dish of fish.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Prince Eric (Toby French) shows a voiceless Ariel (Marina Crowell) how to express her emotions through dance.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>Sebastian (Grace Greer), Flounder (Mayleigh Munroe), and Scuttle (James Gaultois) anxiously wait for Prince Eric (Toby French) to kiss the girl.&nbsp;</p>

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<p>King Triton (Jayce Phillips) searches for Ariel but only finds destruction.</p>

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<p>King Triton (Jayce Phillips) discovers that Ursula (Addy French) has Ariel (Marina Crowell).</p>

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<p>Ariel (Marina Crowell) sings for Prince Eric (Toby French).&nbsp;</p>

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Brooklyn District Elementary School students know how to work a crowd.

That quickly became clear during the school’s final performance of The Little Mermaid Junior.

The play, directed by Susan Spence-Campbell, ran from April 29 to May 1.

The props and set designs took audiences under the sea to follow the life of Ariel (Marina Crowell), a mermaid yearning to experience the human world. The capable cast enchanted audiences with familiar tunes that told a tale with a good mix of comic relief and suspense.

The local production, based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the popular Disney film, featured music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater.