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Students to perform “The Little Mermaid”

posted Feb 22, 2017, 8:22 AM by stu.jessicamies@usd356.org

After months of rehearsals, the Wellington Community Theater is ready to put on their musical production of “The Little Mermaid”. Two seniors from Conway Springs High School, Chloe Henderson and Michelle Willson, have been working since November to get ready for the performance.

Henderson is playing the villain, Ursula. Willson is playing Andrina, one of Ariel’s sisters, Chef #1, as well as a sea creature. Kyle Trueblood Elementary School fifth graders Mya Scott and Audrey Davis are also in the production as princesses, chefs, and sea creatures.

“My favorite part about playing the villain is watching myself improve and develop my character,” Henderson said.

Some challenges the cast and crew have faced during the last couple months include cast members and a director dropping out, several people fighting sickness, and trying to get everything ready in a limited amount of time. Willson said she has had some late nights.

“Work doesn’t bother with it, but between rehearsal for this play and the school’s, we don’t get home till 9:45 p.m.,” Willson said.

Henderson has been in more than 10 play productions. This is Willson’s third play with the Wellington Community Theater.

The musical will be performed at the Wellington Memorial Auditorium. Performances for the production will be Feb. 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The cost of admission is $8 for ages 6-12 and $10 for adults. Children under five are free. Both Henderson and Willson said they would love for students to come out and see all their work pay off.

“I’m most looking forward to see the audience's reaction to our performance,” Henderson said.


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Wellington Community Theater

“The Little Mermaid”

Feb. 25 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Feb. 26 2 p.m.

Wellington Memorial Auditorium

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