GILBERTSVILLE – On Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton High School Drama Club took to the stage with their production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, written by Doug Wright, Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Glenn Slater. Under the direction of Mrs. Winnie Sortman, they really stole the show!
The cast was led by Charlene Heisler and Michael O’Connor as Ariel and Prince Eric, in addition to Nina D’Amato as the sea witch Ursula. D’Amato was accompanied by Shalleigh Taranto and Anika Christensen as her minions, the eels Flotsam and Jetsam. The cast also featured Lucas Piedmonte, Timothy Picozzi, and Michael Pope as the iconic Disney characters Sebastian, Scuttle, and Flounder. Mickenson Clune played the role of King Triton, and Karli Hinman, Emily Hammond, Meredith Hammond, Scarlett Newman, Alyssa Hotaling, and Hunter Christian were the six Mersisters. The part of Grimsby, Prince Eric’s advisor, was played by Gavin Bonczkowski. The pilot of the ship and Chef Louis were both played by French exchange student Teo Sauvageon. Rounding out the cast were Maya Farwell and Kailah Davis as the castle maids and the seahorses of King Triton’s court, with Rachel Lyons as a princess at the ball.