Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals in Quebec

Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals in Quebec

Sea Creatures and Lagoon Animals – coming to a high school near you!

Quebec High School Musical Production of “The Little Mermaid”

By Tess LeBlanc

It’s a journey under water into the world of sea creatures, where King Triton (James Olivier) rules the seas and Ursula (Jeremy Michel Roy), the evil sea witch, wishes she did. Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel (Caroline Leclerc), ends up on an adventure that changes her life. She is a very audacious mer-girl, whose curiosity leads her to want to learn more about the human world, and eventually to her love interest, Prince Eric (Joseph Power).

Join Quebec High School students on Friday, May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif, 950 avenue Joffre, when they present Disney’s, “The Little Mermaid”. This musical rendition is based on the tale with the same title by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, published in 1837, and Disney’s famous animated film, aired in 1989.

Expect to see Ariel’s sisters  (Gabriela Olivari, Corinne Maguire, Jennifer Roy, Laurie Thibeault, Jade Trépanier and Naomi Weisner), and under water friends Sebastian (Steven Duran-Gingras), Scuttle (Vincent Gauvin), and Flounder (Sarah Sweeney)  who join in her adventures.

Look forward to hearing all of your favourite songs like “Under the Sea,” “Fathoms Below,” “Daughters of Triton,” “Human Stuff,” “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “Les Poissons,” “One Step Closer,” and “Kiss the Girl.”

“The Little Mermaid” has taken the actors into uncharted territory, with elements and theatrical challenges the students have never tackled before. One such demand was creating a sea world. The cast of 38 use multiple elements to bring this underwater world to life. All of the sea creatures and lagoon animals are portrayed by cast members and puppets.

“Music Theatre students have worked on developing movements and gestures that move gently with the waves and the music to enhance the underwater effect,” said secondary IV student, Maxxim Smith.

To create the movement of water, long pieces of fabric are used to emulate the waves of the ocean and some of the sets move as if on the sea.

Multi-media projections and lighting effects will support the actors and help to create the underwater atmosphere. Rest assured no gravol needed!

“Another challenge was creating a strong team spirit that would carry the students through to the performance”, said secondary IV student, Vincent Gauvin.  Secondary V student, Jeremy Michel Roy added, “We all had to face fears and difficulties in order to build a show like ‘The Little Mermaid’.” “In the end, theatre brings us all together as a family”, stated Sarah Sweeney, secondary V.

The cast, crew and volunteers include over 80 people who have been preparing diligently for months for this performance.

Two matinees shows will be performed for 1250 Quebec City students and then a presentatation for the general public will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif (Collège St-Charles-Garnier), 950 avenue Joffre.

Admission is Adult $10; Seniors and Under 18 $6; Free children under 4.

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