“The Little Mermaid” marks first school musical in over three years

The Little Mermaid marks first school musical in over three years

Matt Campbell, Reporter

A return to normalcy this school year means a return to the stage for Hereford’s theatre department. After the success of the fall play, The Alibis, Mr. Chris Rose and company are back in the auditorium preparing for the opening night of The Little Mermaid after the cast returns from spring break. 

The entire week of April 4th involved the incorporation of technical elements at rehearsals. As the cast prepares to leave for a week, they’ve added lighting, sound, and set and stage props in the past couple of days. The only thing left to add is costumes when students return on Tuesday, April 19th. 

However, with such a large gap between rehearsals over break, cast members have to get creative over how they practice for the show. 

“I’m going to New York for break, but I plan on practicing my lines and notes every so often,” cast member Charlotte Harvey (’23) said. “I think for some of the larger roles such as Ariel, practice will be necessary so that regression is avoided and is not a detriment to other cast members.” 

Alyse Altberger (’22) will star as Scuttle in the musical, and she is thrilled to be able to perform one last time as a senior. 

“We’re definitely excited to be putting on such a lovable musical, especially because it’s the first one since Mamma Mia in 2018,” Altberger said. “I’m so grateful for the everlasting memories and friendships that the the Hereford Performing Arts have given me.” 

The Hereford community will get a chance to see the musical on April 21st and 22nd at 7:00 PM, and on April 23rd at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available online at https://hereford.seatyourself.biz or at the door.