The Little Mermaid Jr.

A stage full of talented young people telling the story of love at all costs through song and dance, this is The Little Mermaid JR., a production of Sierra School of Performing Arts.

~Review and Photos by Dana Nöllsch~

What is “The Little Mermaid JR.

Ariel is the princess under the sea, curious about the world around her both under and above the water’s edge. Being a Mermaid, Ariel finds her life limited, especially when she rescues a prince from drowning. Prince Eric finds himself fascinated by the beautiful voice of Princess Ariel, not knowing that she is the one who saved him from drowning.

Ariel longs to be with her Prince, but she is a mermaid, and he is from above the sea. Enter Ursula, an evil octopus bent on taking power from Ariel’s father, King Triton. Ursula hatches a plan to capture Ariel’s voice, a magical voice indeed.

Ariel’s many friends try to help her on the path of discovery and her path to true love. The Little Mermaid JR. is a story of unconditional love and friendship. Will the Princess and her Prince live happily ever after? You will have to see The Little Mermaid JR. to find out.

Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, The Little Mermaid JR. is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories. This hour-long musical is just perfect for the entire family.

Here are some photos to get you in the mood for The Little Mermaid JR.

What about the Performances

There are some truly outstanding performances from these talented youngsters. 

Brooklyn Remington plays Ariel, the princess under the sea whose magical voice captivates everyone around her. Remington’s singing and acting keep the audience engaged as she travels from the depths of the sea to the Prince who has won her heart. Remington brings an innocence to the role of Ariel that keeps the audience rooting for our heroine.

Lincoln Rocchi is magnificent as Ursula, the evil octopus. The power that Rocchi brings to the stage as Ursula flawlessly blends with Ariel’s innocence. Check out the photos of Rocchi as Ursula.

The Little Mermaid JR

Maddie Ho is enchanting as Flounder. An audience favorite, Ho’s stage presence can’t be missed.

The entire cast is excellent, and they should be proud of their production of The Little Mermaid JR. Let’s not forget to give a shout-out to the crew; well done.

There is a bio for each of the actors on the Sierra School of Performing Arts website:

Bottom Line

The Little Mermaid JR. is a feel-good story of love and friendship for the whole family. The cast is fun to watch as they tell the tale of love, friendship, and adventure.

Take the family to see The Little Mermaid JR.

Sierra School of Performing Arts

The Little Mermaid Jr.

Youth Production

December 15, 16, and 17

​Damonte Ranch High School Theater

Directed by Elise Van Dyne and Jared Lively

Music Direction by Elise Van Dyne

Choreography by Keely Cobb

Music by Alan Menken

Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater

Book by Doug Wright 

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film 

Music Adapted and Arranged by David Weinstein 

Featured Cast

Ariel: Brooklyn Remington

Ursula: Lincoln Rocchi

Prince Eric: Henry Schambari

Flounder: Maddie Ho

Flotsam: Kai Moore

Grimsby: Bryce Hurley

Sebastian: Hannah Glum

Jetsam: Maesson Bowman

Pilot: Jakob Kitaoka

Scuttle: Tessa Glum

Chef Louis: Story Gaudard

King Triton: Noah Jackson

Carlotta: Alice Graham

Ensemble Cast

 Allana: Elle Star

Gulls: Dylan Tea Carpenter, Aila McCaskill, Eli Espinosa

Seahorse: Lily McCaskill

Aquata: Guiliana Hovenic

Atina: Lilly Kurashewich

Adella: Grace Lilyquist 

Arista: Alice Graham

Andrina: AJ Marshall

Princesses: Ava Lee, Olivia Pace, Natalia Pace

Sailors/Chefs: Aila McCaskill, Cassidy Sullivan, Jakob Kitaoka, Jaxon Elliot, Samuel Seifert, Story Gaudard

Sea Creatures: Ava Lee, Dylan Tea Carpenter, Eli Espinosa, Elira Berrey, Elise Brown, Jazlen Winquest, Lily McCaskill, Natalia Pace, Olivia Pace, Polly Clayton, Riley Remington

Dance Troupe

Alice Graham, Ava Lee, Eli Espinosa *Elise Brown, Giuliana Hovenic, Grace Lilyquist Jazlen Winquest, Lily McCaskill, Natalia Pace Olivia Pace, Polly Clayton

The Little Mermaid Jr. Dates

Friday, December 15th, 7:00 pm Show

   Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Saturday, December 16th, 2:00pm Matinee

  Doors Open at 1:30 pm

Saturday, December 16th, 7:00pm Show

   Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Sunday, December 17th, 2:00pm Matinee

   Doors Open at 1:30 pm

At The Damonte Ranch High School Theater 

10500 Rio Wrangler Parkway, Reno

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