The Little Mermaid

A hot crustacean band, a newt playing the flute, a slug cuttin’ a rug – according to Disney’s beloved character Sebastian, these are a few perks found “Under the Sea.”  However, this April, these perks were also found at Salisbury Christian School, as the SCS student body performed its annual Broadway-style production – The Little Mermaid.

“The show was perfect for all ages because it’s a beloved Disney story to which everyone can relate – adults and kids alike,” says Kris Fullerton, producer of the show.  “It’s a production full of humor, high energy music, and beautiful scenery – it was really the whole package for a fun night out.”  The musical included fan-favorite characters like Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian, in addition to beloved numbers like “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Kiss the Girl.”

Not only did the show appeal to all ages, the SCS production of The Little Mermaid included actors that spanned from preschoolers to adults, with high school students holding the lead roles.  “We try to include as much of our school community as possible to make this a true whole-school effort,” explains Fullerton.

The Little Mermaid only became available for non-Broadway performances in September of 2015, so Salisbury Christian was one of the first to perform the musical on the Eastern Shore.

“Being in this show was a dream come true,” says junior Bailey Marshall who played Ariel.  “Ariel has always been my favorite Disney princess; I loved having the opportunity to make her character come alive for little kids!”

“My favorite part about playing the part of Sebastian was that he’s the life of the party,” says eighth grader Geordan Libertin.  “I definitely want to keep acting in the future!”