If you go

WHAT The Little Mermaid Jr.

WHEN 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2,3, 4

DETAILS Penn Yan Middle School

ADMISSION $6 at the door


The Pennsylvania Yankee Theater Company’s Youth Theater Experience presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. this week in the Penn Yan Middle School Auditorium.

This classic Disney title contains all of the songs from the Academy Award winning animated feature film, as well as three new songs from the Broadway show. The Little Mermaid Jr. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she’s the girl with the perfect voice.

The cast includes 61 area youngsters who are attending the summer theater program. Ariel is played by Ashley Owens; Prince Eric is played by Nick Kinsey; Sebastion is played by Alex Cox; Flounder is played by Garrett Golden; Ursula is played by Alanna Cropley and King Triton is played by Philip Gaston.

Other cast members are Paul Gaston as Flotsam; Ben Oswald as Jetsam; Collin Cummings as Scuttle; Brayden Webber as Grimsby; Brian Hollister as Pilot; Kaitlyn Hamm as Carlotta; Gavin Rhinehart as Chef Louis and Lila Holly as Seahorse.

The show is directed by Grace Knapton. Musical Director is Carole Cummings, Accompanist is Lisa Gibson and Choreographer is Chelsea Strong.