As the curtain closes

Meagan Pedersen, a member of the ensemble in The Little Mermaid, reveals her honest opinion of all of the performances.

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Nathan Baszuro

Scuttle (Kressin Hartl) sang positoovity with her fellow gulls.

CFHS’s production of The Little Mermaid closed its doors on November 10, marking the end of the fall extracurricular activities. The show was highly anticipated by many, (especially because of its ties to Disney) leaving some to wonder if the performances lived up to the hype. 

I wish Ariel was wearing different shoes at some points and that her hair bows would have looked better, but with the quick changes [she had to do] we did the best we could.”

— Meagan Pedersen

Meagan Pedersen was a member of the ensemble and played a variety of roles during the show. She was proud of the show they put on, but there were some small things she wishes could have been fixed. According to Pedersen, “I wish Ariel was wearing different shoes at some points and that her hair bows would have looked better, but with the quick changes [she had to do] we did the best we could.”

There were also technical problems that arose. In Pedersen’s eyes, there were problems with the microphones giving feedback, static, and other disruptive sounds during their opening performance. Due to the fact that many cellphones operate on the same frequency as the microphones, the large number of phones in the audience caused interference between the microphones and sound system. This was resolved during the following shows by asking audience members to completely shut off their cellphones, not just silence them. There were a few other technical problems that occurred as well. The seahorse headpieces worn by Windward and Leeward, played by Sydney and Lindsey Niehaus, disappeared the third night. At times, some of the mersisters forgot to put on their crowns.

However, Pedersen saw many positives with the show. For instance, this may be her favorite show that she’s ever done. Her favorite part of the show was dancing and singing in Under the Sea and Positoovity. She also loved watching Bryson Felton portray Sebastian with his witty one-liners. Overall, Pedersen believes all the work they put into the show shined through during their performances. She is proud of how it turned out and can’t wait to see what next year’s show has in store for her.