Children’s Theatre delivers ‘fintastic’ production of The Little Mermaid


By Corey Baumgartner
Iron County Today

There were plenty of dinglehoppers and snarflats to go around during the Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre production of Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid. The production was a definite success thanks to the dedicated volunteers, who had to think outside the ocean to come up with some very cool special effects, seaworthy scenery, colorful choreography and beautiful costumes. Add to their devotion, enthusiastic kids with an ocean of talent and the five nights of performances were nothing short of fintastic.

The cast of nearly 200 kids included veterans and newcomers alike to the Children’s Musical Theatre family. While for many of the cast, it will be their final year, the new pool of performers is swimming with talent.

In her first major title role as Ariel, Megan Baker, said that it was a dream come true. She grew up with the iconic movie and songs as part of her world and was already practiced in the art of brushing her hair with a fork. Ethan Anderson, the courageous Prince Eric, enjoyed learning to take on the role and proper persona of a prince worthy of the kingdom and his fishy fiancée.

Director Jewly Krause spoke proudly of her performers and the hard work of all the volunteers involved with the play’s success.

“The journey of the Little Mermaid has been challenging, exciting, and rewarding. We are blessed to have volunteers that spend hundreds of hours to help make this production successful. From the music the costumes, the sets, the props, the special effects, the backstage and the publicity—we strived to bring alive the story of the Little Mermaid for you. We hope you enjoyed your time with us in becoming part of OUR world.”

To those poor unfortunate souls who missed out, don’t lose your marbles because the Peter Pan Jr. mini-musicals are coming in November. Visit www.cccmt.org for more information.

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