Fun debut for local theatre company

Fun debut for local theatre company

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A new theatre company founded by Byford residents Nicole George, Stephen Carr, and Nicola Beard, will celebrate its debut production – The Little Mermaid Jr – this month.

Western Theatrics founders said they had three main aims for their company: to provide high-level theatrical experiences for children and young adults, while educating them about studying and working in the performing arts industry, and to create a structured and safe environment for young neurodivergent artists to participate in musical theatre.

President Stephen Carr, a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), has teamed up with Nicole George, a local music teacher with 19 years of experience.

Kelmscott resident, Nicola Beard, is a seasoned director with over 30 years’ acting and directing credits in Perth community theatre.

The show features a cast of talented youngsters from all over Perth.

Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr, adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel (Cadence Smythe), longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above.

King Triton (Max Murray) tries to lay the law down to his youngest daughter, Ariel and keep her under the sea.

The Little Mermaid Jr will swim from December 15 to 17 at the Koorliny Arts Centre in Kwinana.

Tickets are priced at $20 for concession/youth and $26 for adults.

They can be purchased through the Koorliny website.

For more information about the production and ticket reservations, visit the Koorliny Arts Centre website.