We got no troubles, life is the bubbles under the sea!
The Spring Sing—an entirely student-run production—brought The Little Mermaid to the Milligan Center Stage as this year’s final theatrical spectacle. Over fifty students across all grades came together to bring this classic Disney tale to life. Students, both those who were new to the theater, as well as seasoned veterans, could get involved either on stage or behind the scenes. This year’s senior directors Sophia Fung, Brendan Glenn, and Ava Penner expertly cast and directed their peers, leading to a fun-filled evening for all.
Sophia Fung ’17 shared some insights into the making of this production:
“It was the first time directing for all of us: Ava has an extensive background in musical theatre; I've been a part of a few Thacher musicals, and Brendan has done tech for Thacher productions. At least for me, it was really fulfilling to be able to start from nothing and go through the whole process of planning, casting, and directing to end with a complete, smoothly running show. The progress that the show made week to week and day to day was tangible and impressive. Taking a step back, the final production truly surpassed all of our expectations.
One thing that surprised me was the passion and enthusiasm that the cast members brought to each of their roles, especially the freshmen. The show couldn’t have been what it ended up being without the love that they put into it.”
Alette Segerstrom Alika Williams Anthony Nikitopoulos Griffin O'Neill Jordan Perry Libby Hatton Paiton Gleeson Colin Kirkpatrick Natalie Osuna Trevor Duggins Evan Glenn Joy Mathebula Abbey Alvarado Barkley Bennett Carina Fung Lila Potter Livy Edwards Maggie Sonenshine Malena Solin Mya Bolden Sarah Liu Vincent Langan James Langan Poppy Brittingham Zion Alcindor Bob Farrelly Justin Wei Luke Letscher Bryan Yoo Karl Kelly