Eastwood makes a splash with ‘The Little Mermaid’


PEMBERVILLE — Eastwood High School’s spring musical is “The Little Mermaid.”
The show will be performed in the high school auditorium on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at
2 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the high school main office during school hours for $10 each.
Ariel, a 16-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with life under the sea and curious about the
human world. With her best fish friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface
of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate and comical knowledge of human
One night, Ariel, Flounder and an unwilling Sebastian travel to the ocean surface to watch a celebration
for the birthday of Prince Eric, with whom Ariel falls in love. A sudden storm hits, during which
everyone manages to escape in a lifeboat except for Eric, who goes back to rescue his dog Max. He almost
drowns saving Max but is saved by Ariel, who drags him to the beach. Although it seems that his heart
isn’t beating, Ariel notices that Eric is breathing. She sings to him but dives underwater when Max
returns to Eric. Upon waking, Eric has a vague impression that he was rescued by a girl with a beautiful
voice; he vows to find her, and Ariel vows to find a way to join Eric.
A pair of eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, convince a crying Ariel that she must visit Ursula the sea witch, if
she wants all of her dreams to come true.
Ursula makes a deal with Ariel to transform her into a human for three days. Within these three days,
Ariel must receive the “kiss of true love” from Eric, otherwise she will transform back into a mermaid
on the third day and belong to Ursula. As payment for legs, Ariel has to give up her voice.
(Editor’s note: The school did not supply a cast list.)

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