Hoboken School District’s ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ starts Friday

HOBOKEN — Twice per year, the Hoboken school district’s theater department puts on an all-district show, meaning that all of the city’s talented actors and actresses, regardless of age, share the stage in a special production. With upwards of 120 students ranging from first grade to 12th (from nearly all of city’s public schools), this year’s production of “The Little Mermaid” is likely to be a classic crowd-pleaser.
“Little Mermaid Jr.” premiers on Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hoboken Junior-Senior High School auditorium located at 800 Clinton St. Subsequent performances will take place on May 17 at 7:30 p.m. and May 18 at 2 p.m.
The show tells the classic story of Ariel, whose curious disposition lands her (no pun intended) in the world of humans, where in true Disney fashion, she falls in love with the handsome Prince Edward (Wallace Elementary sixth grader Joey Sobolov).
Her friends Scuttle (Wallace Elementary sixth grader Zoe Mattesich) and Flounder (Wallace Elementary first grader Ames McNamara) keep her company, while the evil sea witch Ursula (Brittany Colon) attempts to destroy Ariel’s quest for happiness. All the while, Ariel’s father’s counsel, the crab Sebastian (seventh grader Angel Quinones), tries to keep tabs on Ariel’s mischief.
Tickets for the show cost $7 regular admission, $5 for students, and $3 for seniors. The show is directed by Danielle Miller. Kristen Dziuba did the choreography and Guinevere DiPiazza served as musical director. For more information, visit http://www.hoboken.k12.nj.us/hoboken/HHS/Hoboken%20High/Theater/. —
Dean DeChiaro

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