By Susan Carroll
Lake Orion High School thespian students will be on stage this week performing their spring musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
The musical is at the LOHS Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on April 19-21,with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on April 22.
Sitting in the director’s chair is drama teacher Johathan Kind, with the assistance of student director Jacob John.
Since the end of January, more than 100 students have been following a demanding schedule to prepare for the performances over the next few days.
Kind said that the cast and crew have shown enthusiasm, coming together to work on different elements of the show, from set builds to designing props — and not to forget the acting and the work that goes into the costumes, “it has been amazing.”
Kind stated that the biggest struggle comes with putting it all together and making sure everything fits the way it needs to, but that is always the case in every production.
“We have no real issues, things just don’t go as quickly as planned,” he said during the dress rehearsal Monday.
The cast and crew are putting the finishing touches on the show, including sound, lighting, costumes and makeup. Thursday morning, it will have all come together, and the “show must go on,” he said.
“We have a very talented group of students working on this production and I can’t wait to see what they do with it,” said Kind.
Tickets can be purchased online at lakeorion.k12.mi.us/lohs/home for $11 per student and $12 per adult, or at the door for $12 per student and $14 per adult.