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Norwood-Fontbonne Academy's
Drama Connections Program Presents...

The Little Mermaid

Friday, April 8 & Saturday, April 9

7:30pm

Fontbonne Campus - The Commons

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM.
SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
MASK ARE OPTIONAL.

A Learning Moment

In conjunction with this production of The Little Mermaid, NFA students learned all about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. Marine debris is litter that ends up in the ocean, seas, and other large bodies of water.  While many different types of trash enter the ocean, plastics make up the majority of marine debris for two reasons. First, plastic’s durability, low cost, and malleability mean that it’s being used in more and more consumer and industrial products. Second, plastic goods do not biodegrade, but instead, break down into smaller pieces. For many people, the idea of a “garbage patch” conjures up images of an island of trash floating on the ocean. In reality, these patches are almost entirely made up of tiny bits of plastic, called microplastics. 

Ms. Laura Colussi’s art students in kindergarten through eighth grade used their knowledge of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch as inspiration for The Little Mermaid set design. The art rooms are home to many recyclable materials, including plastic containers, plastic caps, cardboard and paper towel rolls. Students used these materials to create the scenery on display.  

The Cast

ROLES BLUE CAST - APRIL 8 GREEN CAST - APRIL 9
Ariel Annika Andrews Claire Louka
Flounder Matthew Louka Kingston Tancredi
Prince Eric Max Croker Jabril Coleman
Nani Saoirse Roman Saoirse Roman
Hippocampi Paige Carlson Andie Stossel
King Triton Joe Gavin Jason Hopkins
Sebastian Nicholas Cumpson Kymora Jackson
Chef Louis Liam Murphy Louis Romano
Ursula Annette Churchill

Veronica Curci

The Mersisters

Aquata Charlotte Gorman
Atina Mila Salas
Ariana Nina Ghee
Alicia Allison Walters
Adella Megan Schneider
Ariah Sofia Hulitt
Adina Pearl McNamee
Adonna Erin Curci

The Seagulls

Scuttle Dominic Ponciano
Skittle Autumn Wisher
Skadaddle Johanna Gallagher
Scaramouche Claire Kryzwicki
Scorsese Olivia Neinhaus
Scoobi Andie Stossel
Squeaky Sienna Stossel
Scully Maggie Parker
Skipper Paige Carlson
Scampi Maricel Buckley

The Sailors

Grimsby Veronica Curci Annette Churchill
Gibbs Jabril Coleman Max Croker
Marty Louis Romano Liam Murphy
Duffle Kymora Jackson Nicholas Cumpson
Finn Kingston Tancredi Matthew Louka
Hawkins Jason Hopkins Joe Gavin
Moby Claire Louka Annika Andrews

The Contestants

Princess Zelena Maggie Parker
Princess Caramela Maricel Buckley
Princess Gabriella Olivia Neinhaus

The Leadership

Director of Drama Connections Taylor Stabler (Señorita Lupita)
Lighting & Sound Design Sandi Stabler
Scenic Art Design Laura Colussi
Choreography & Stage Management Kendall Ireland
Production Assistant Olivia Roman

Special Thanks To...

Tressa McCallister
Inge Hamilton
Carmen Ongay
Tory Churchill
Nanci Cumpson
Chrissy Curci
Melissa Easy
Jessica Hartley
Maria Hulitt
Linnea Johnson
Heather Louka
Candice Ponciano
Katherine Tancredi
#DramaConn Guardians
The Arts Student Life Committee
Tyrone Hedrick
Chuck Dotzman
Chip Owings
Nancy Peluso
Thomas McGlinchey
Dr. Ryan Killeen