W.T. Clarke HS Acting Troupe Presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

W.T. Clarke High School Lights Up Production photo

Transporting the audience to a magical kingdom under the sea, W.T. Clarke High School’s student acting troupe, Lights Up Productions, gave a riveting performance about a young mermaid’s desire to explore the world above when they presented Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on March 1-3. 

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale and classic animated film, “The Little Mermaid” is a beautiful story about love and adventure. Beneath the sea, King Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above. She bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. When the deal isn’t what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her friends, Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian, to restore order under the sea.  

On March 1, prior to the main performances, the school held a Senior Citizens’ Dinner Theatre, sponsored by the W.T. Clarke PTA in collaboration with the East Meadow Kiwanis and Clarke Theater Arts Parents Association. Community residents were invited for a delicious Italian dinner with musical performances by the W.T. Clarke High School orchestra and a special viewing of this year’s spring musical. Dinner services and ushering were provided by members of the W.T. Clarke Middle School Builder’s Club and W.T. Clarke High School Key Club.     

The Lights Up Productions cast and crew would like to express their gratitude to director and choreographer Kristen Norwark, vocal director Rachel Fogel, the design team, the stagehands, the tech squad under the guidance of technical director Elliot Oppenheim, the orchestra pit – led by W.T. Clarke High School Orchestra Director Steven Barbieri – and the district’s building and central administrators for helping to make the spring musical a success.