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Lausanne Goes Under The Sea For Middle School Musical

If you want to be where the people are, the Elder Performing Arts Center is where you can see them dancing. Walking around on those...what do you call them again? Oh, feet.

The Lausanne Middle School is presenting The Little Mermaid, Jr. this weekend. Shows will be on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m. in the Elder Performing Arts Center. The show features over 30 middle school students involved. Another 15 worked on set design.

"The middle school musical is really a time for the Lausanne community to be involved creatively. We have 55 middle school students learning choreography, painting sets, running the lights and microphones. Then, we have middle school teachers backstage doing hair and make-up, upper school students moving scenery and helping out in the tech box then our ArtsLynx parent committee is hosting a VIP experience for lower school students. It is just a really great expression of the Lausanne community and a really great representation of how hard our community works." said Director Estes Hammons.

The Little Mermaid Jr. is adapted from Disney's Broadway production as well as the movie. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. showcases the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

The Friday evening show also offers a few lucky students a special opportunity. Ten students signed up to be Little Mermaid VIPs. As a part of their ticket package, they will be able to make their own "mermaid cozy" as well as have a story time and photo op with Ariel.

“I have loved getting to do the Little Mermaid this year. It is such a fun show to do with so many different amazing numbers. Not only is it a great show, but everyone in the cast is so talented and everyone has found a way to make their characters their own. This has been such a wonderful experience and I am extremely sad to not be a part of this world next year,” said Ariel played by Jasmine Younes ‘23.

Everyone in attendance gets the treat of traveling under the sea and the opportunity to be part of that world.

Break a leg, Lynx!

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