Russellville's Little Mermaid has big cast, great support
By Penni Nugent


Posted on May 17, 2016 11:20 PM



The Russellville Junior/Senior High School Drama Department recently presented three delightful performances of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, at deGraffenried Auditorium. The musical is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the Disney film; the music by Alan Menken; the lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater; and the book by Doug Wright.

Our amazing Russellville Little Mermaid Cast was: Ariel – Carly Speck; Prince Eric – Carson Kash; Ursula – Ashlee Gilbert; King Triton – Brennan Hughes; Sebastian – Ma’Leigha Chere; Flounder – Emma McReynolds; Grimsby – Zach Baker; Aquata – Kendra Farlee; Andrina – Denise Stovall; Arista – Amariah Christie; Atina – Dilishia Thomas; Adella – Katie Ray Holloman; Allana – Laura Mullen; Flotsam – Mark Wynn; Jetsam – Kaylee Silvey; Scuttle – Brenda Farlee; Carlotta – Skyler Hale; Chef Louis – Noah Brown; Windward; Logan Long; Leeward – Ben Slack; and Pilot – Phillip Wilkerson.

Chorus members were: Sailors – Noah Brown, Philip Wilkerson, and Mark Wynn; Maids – Shayla Oberhausen, Lucy Wilkinson, Haley Elliott, and Katie Paul; Gulls – Addie Cundiff, Addie Mosier, and Cassidy Farwick; Chefs – Lucy Wilkinson, Karlee Elrod, Kendra Farlee, Denise Stovall, Dilishia Thomas, Laura Mullen, Katie Ray Holloman, and Amariah Christie; Sea Creatures – Haley Elliott, Shayla Oberhausen, Lucy Wilkinson, Katie Paul, Karlee Elrod, Trynity Dukes, Anabel Cruz, Hannah Alford, Maggie Cockrell, Chloe Whitescarver, Skyler Morrison, Ryanna Day, Allison Tatum, and Hayley Hyams; Jellyfish – Cassidy Farwick, Addie Cundiff, Addie Mosier, Tosha Smotherman, Jennifer Wilkerson, and Chelsea Kerr;

Princesses – Bethanie Hargett-Slack, Jennifer Rogers, Lauren Fynboe, Lauren Lehman, Whitney Ferguson, and Kim McDaniel;

Spotlight – Sam Cundiff; Lights – C.J. Borden; Backstage – Tristen Gentry, Ethan Paul, and Noah Brown; Make Up – Jada Morris; Advisor – Eddie Brooks; Stage Manager – Luci Suiter; Coordinator – Tera Ragland; Stage Director – Allison Blythe; and Artistic Director – Brian E. Brown.

Thanks are expressed to all sponsors: Patrol Level – Brendan and Ashley McGinnis, Connie Ward, Russellville Donuts, Steve Matthews, and Whitley’s Pharmacy; Ensemble Level – Ann Mosier, Appling Hi-Fi, Auburn Bank, Cates Cabinets, H&R Agri Power, Houchens Industries, Jim and Sharon Ray, Logan Radio, Inc., Michael and Debbie Thornberry, Steve and Donna Wilkerson, The Blossom Shop, The Pink Blueberry, and Ski Daddy’s; Leading Actor Level – Kathy and Abigail Brown, Poore’s Nursery and Farm, Sean and Stacy Mosier, Security Seed, and Summers, Kirby, and Sanders Funeral Home; Stage Crew Level – Donald and Holly Gilbert and Federal Grove; and Director Level – Rex and Stacey Cundiff.

Special thanks to Noe Farms for the barrels, Rob Williams for the bathtub, Rob Beasley for the use of his microphones, Donna Wilkerson for picture headshots of the cast and crew, Chris Holloman (Visual Arts Teacher), Madison Rose, and Courtney Fulcher for their artistic contributions, and the faculty, staff, and of Russellville Junior/Senior High School.

As always anticipated, this year’s musical was a huge success! Lots of time and hard work was evident, and everyone is to be congratulated for a job well done.




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