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NYA Presents The Little MermaidYarmouth, Maine, February 9, 2023: North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) presents the hit musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid on February 24-26 at the Greely Center for the Arts (303 Main Street, Cumberland Center). This play, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, tells the story of Ariel, the little mermaid with the beautiful voice who longs to be human. Despite pleas from her father, King Triton, her best friend, Flounder, and her music teacher, Sebastian, she continues to admire the world above, eventually falling in love with the dashing human Prince Eric. In desperation, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, trading her voice in exchange for human legs, with three days to make the prince fall in love with her.

The Little Mermaid is based on the 1989 movie of the same name. The music is written by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and book by Doug Wright.

Costumes and artistic design for this unique production will feature the beautiful vintage style of the 1930’s—a glittering ocean of wonderful characters.

NYA will perform the following show times:

  • Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 26, 2:00 pm

The production features Sidney Bouman ’27 as Ariel and Apollo Birney ’27 as Prince Eric. Additional cast include Cocoe Haedrich ’26 (Ursula), Genevieve Vaillancourt ’25 (King Triton), Gabby Filler ’27 (Sebastian), Maia Barschdorf ’27 (Grimsby), Eliza Smith ’28 (Scuttle), James Vaillancourt ’28 (Flounder), Eva Cusano ’26 (Flotsam), Ellis Taylor ’27 (Jetsam), and Lila Fournier ’28 (Chef Louis). Additional roles, including sailors, sea creatures, mersisters, and other characters are played by Chloe Shervanick ’26, Hadley Smith ’26, Annie Millar ’27, Natalie Bunker ’28, Madeline Mayo ’28, Maddie Brown ’29, Ezra Corcoran ’29, Paisley Dutta ’29, Tobias Ewing ’28, Grace Goodall ’29, Pete Mote ’29, Avery Speirs ’29, and Abby Sweeney ’29. Students working on tech include Zoe Collins ’25, Sam Grady ’26, Marat Nazarchuk ’26, Ellie Clifford ’28, Colden Daniel ’28, Clem Feeley ’28, and Izzy Nagy ’29.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be reserved through Mary Goodrich (, 207-847-5432) or purchased at the door. All performances are open to the public and will be held in the Greely Center for the Arts.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to postgraduates with an enrollment of 375 students. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or