Students put on amazing show
April 12, 2022
Berlin High School’s cast of “The Little Mermaid” made the weekend one to remember for an entire auditorium full of people. All throughout the play, there were beautiful pieces of art to set the scenes. They were colorful, bold, and very creative. However, that was not the only creative contribution, the costumes were amazing as well. One of the favorites is Ursula’s played by senior Gabi Reiser with her large tentacles. The eels, played by Kate Femali and Aleea Lichtenburg, had fantastic costumes with lights wrapped around their arms and the head of an eel on their hands. Also, tribute needs to be paid to the people working behind that stage because of how smooth the transitions were from scene to scene.
Senior Alexandria Rosin-Borland played Ariel, and junior Ethan Brunke was Sebastian. These were some of the people who had major solos. All of their vocals were on point and very clear. Ariel sounded exactly as she does in the movie. Sebastian had a Jamaican accent that made him stand out from the rest. A favored song was Ursula’s song “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” which was sung loud and clear by Reiser.
A scene that made the crowd roar with laughter was when Ariel had finally made it to the land to win the Prince over, but Sebastian landed himself in the kitchen where other crabs were being cooked. However, Sebastian was avoiding his death by hiding under the counter and peering out. This scene with a combination of good acting and a strong set was hilarious.
Another honorable mention was the scene where “Under the Sea” was sung. The cast was dancing, singing, and wearing dazzling costumes. This scene was made perfect by strong vocals and amazing costumes. The crowd seemed to feel the same because after the number was done they erupted in cheers. Overall this play deserves a five out of five.