Saturday, July 20, 2013

 BEST Celebrates Five Years with Disney’s 
“The Little Mermaid, Jr.”

The Burlington Educational Summer Theatre (BEST) proudly announces that it will celebrate five years of summer youth theater when it presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr,” on July 27 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center of Burlington High School.    Buy Tickets ... 

“The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” directed by April Foley, takes place in a magical kingdom fathoms below, where the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, The Little Mermaid, Jr. features the hit songs "Part of Your World," "She’s in Love," and the Oscar-winning "Under the Sea."

Leading the cast of 66 students as the lovely young mermaid Ariel is Mia Campbell. She is joined by Patrick Creedon as Prince Eric, Jade Gordon as Ursula, Crystal Curran as King Triton, Julie Surabian as Flounder and Clara Hevia as Scuttle.

BEST, a summer enrichment program sponsored by the Burlington Public Schools, strives to give young students from the second through eighth grade a solid basis of experience and knowledge in theatre arts so they can grow and develop as performers. What makes BEST unique among the summer theatre camps is that it provides an educational experience to three levels of Burlington theatre students. At the same time it provides an opportunity for high school aged theatre students to become mentors to the theatre campers as counselors.

The BEST performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. will take place in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, 123 Cambridge Street, Burlington. Reserved tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at 781-A-FUN-TIC. Fogelberg Performing Arts Center is air-conditioned and handicapped accessible