Philomath Middle School students will take the stage this week for its spring production of "The Little Mermaid."
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium at Philomath High School. As has been the case in past years, the play features two full casts with the same students in different roles. One cast will perform Thursday and Friday while the other cast tackles both Saturday shows.
The price of admission is $7 for all ages.
The production features the participation of 77 students, which includes the cast, stage crew and tech booth.
The students performed a few numbers from the play in front of an audience for the first time Thursday during the annual tea party in the high school auditorium. Among the songs they tried out on the audience were "Fathoms Below," "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Finale."
The play is directed by Jolene Latz with assistance from Diane Crocker, Nichole Stucki and Addie Junker. The costumes were designed by Linda Skaar with assistance from Cheryl Anderton. Derek Cropp headed up set design with help from Brian Skaar. Several parents also volunteered many hours of time through the process.