Little Mermaid Cast Maintains “Positoovity”, Despite the Weather

This Week’s Author
Cassie Reeves


This week’s LITTLE MERMAID updates is written by sophomore Cassie Reeves. Cassie is an ITS Member and is portraying the role of Flotsam in this season’s production of DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID.

This week was a full week at rehearsals! We are getting down to the last rehearsals before our elementary school teaser and our half time performance. At the half time performance, we will be performing our full company number, “Under the Sea”. It has been a challenge to get this finished because of snow days and people being out because of covid, but this past Tuesday, we really focused on that number, finished it, and now we have to add the finishing touches and make sure everyone is ready!

Some of those finishing touches include our costumes! All week, there have been many students in Mrs. Russell’s room during their study halls working on different costumes. groups have been in there all week helping making costumes with papier-mâché, and the progress is showing immensely! We are continuing to work hard to get all of the costumes done!

Another big focus this week was our gull dance, “Positoovity”. In this song, we get to see Ariel on land for the first time, learning to use her feet, while Scuttle helps her stay positive and uses his goofy words to try to let her know that she can do it! Scuttle also has a group of gulls as backup dancers for this number, one of the gulls, Davina Witte said, “It was so much fun to learn, and it will definitely be one of my favorite dances I’ve been able to do in a theatre production.”

The weather has canceled a few of our rehearsals, but we have not and will not let that push us back on our progress. We have been working hard on our saturday work days to catch up on the scenes we have miss out on blocking due to snow days! We are looking forward to showing you what we have been working on, and you may have a kid who will get to see a few scenes here in a couple weeks! Now it’s time to buckle down and get very prepared for our two upcoming performances!

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