From March 30 through April 2 Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford presented The Little Mermaid. Over 50 NWC students hailing from more than 15 towns made waves in this beloved, coming-of-age story of friendship, courage, and the importance of following one’s dreams.
Audiences of all ages gathered for four stellar performances that proved, once again, the professional quality of Northwest Catholic’s performing arts program. NWC’s drama troupe, The Dramateurs, renowned for their splendid plays and musicals chock-full of exceptional talent and technical feats, have been charming audiences for five decades. Their top-notch performance of The Little Mermaid, a classic Disney production with Grammy Award winning songs “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Under the Sea,” was no exception.
Northwest Catholic English teacher and Dramateurs artistic director and producer, Sara Avery, remarked, “Though the idea of doing a Disney show is always daunting, the joy of the students in working with the material was palpable. The best testament to what the show meant to me was watching small children, including my own, react to the characters after the show. They were mesmerized by the students and believed the story we told. I am so proud of my students and the happiness they brought to so many through their hard work.”
Co-director and choreographer, Kate Morran, also a teacher at the school, echoed Avery’s remarks and added: “There is nothing more fun than working on a Disney show. The students, creative team, parents, and designers worked incredibly hard to get this production on its feet, especially in the last four weeks. Sara and I love a challenge so collaborating with our team on how to create a spectacle of this scale was an absolute blast. At the same time, we kept our firm commitment that the process remain educational and fun for everyone involved. The senior class led a very special group of students into what I believe was our finest production to date and they did so with love, kindness, and respect for all. We are so very proud."
To learn more about Northwest Catholic High School’s performing arts programs, visit northwestcatholic.org/arts. For more photos from this special event, visit http://bit.do/MermaidPhotos