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Middle Schoolers Present Magical ‘Mermaid’

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In a true group effort, more than 70 East Islip Middle School students worked seamlessly to present a successful production of “The Little Mermaid” as this year’s school musical. Three magical performances were held in the school’s auditorium on February 9, 10 and 11.

“The Little Mermaid” starred sixth-grader Hanna Ross in the leading role of Ariel, eighth-grader Trevor Cox as Prince Eric, seventh-grader Tristan Hearth as Sebastian, sixth-grader Leah Dolson as Flounder, eighth-grader Emily Blair as Scuttle, eighth-grader Tim Hogan as King Triton and eighth-grader Allison Lichter as Ursula. Additional cast members included Angelina DeAmicis as Flotsam, Kristy Murphy as Jetsam, Isabelle Irizarry-McAdam as Aquata, Sydney Holmes as Andrina, Brooke Lubin as Arista, Sophia LoMonaco as Atina, Samantha Federico as Adella, Kelly Waldron as Allana, James Mendolia as Grimsby, Tim McCall as the Pilot, Alexandra Totillo as Carlotta and Andrew D’Amico as the Chef.

The cast rehearsed together for 80 hours in addition to the time they spent practicing lines, songs and dances at home, while the crew put in remarkable effort in mastering lights, sound, props and makeup. Set and costume design were handled by the musical’s assistant director, Jean Marie D’Aversa, with help from Diane Doyle.

“The passion and dedication of our students, along with many hours of rehearsal, paid off to make this show a success,” said director Alyssa Tripi. “We are very proud of every student involved.”

Friday, August 23, 2019