BAMS presents The Little Mermaid at The Centre

Over the next three weekends, the Beaudesert Amateur Musical Society will bring to life Disney’s The Little Mermaid on stage at The Centre.

The two-and-a-half hour Broadway musical version features everyone’s favourite songs from the classic animation, including Part of your world, Under the sea and Kiss the girl.

It will also introduce audiences to some fun tunes not seen in the film such as She’s in love and If only.

BAMS secretary and cast member Sarah McNamara said crowds could expect an energetic, colourful and entertaining show.

She said a movable set and lighting created a brilliant atmosphere and the cast, which comprised primarily of local school students, was simply fantastic.

“We’ve got 10-18 year-olds and some older performers as well such as 21-year-old Chris Morphett-Wheatley who plays Prince Eric,” she said.

“14-year-old Beaudesert High student Harper Tinsley plays Aerial and she does a great job.

“Yarrabilba’s Carly Skelton stars as Ursula.

“She’s just finished performing professionally in the Australian musical The Hatpin

“Jimboomba’s Clare Patrick plays Sebastian and Dylan Kelly takes on the role of Flounder.

“They are all really talented young people and they’ve worked so hard to prepare.”

For the past couple of months, the cast has been rehearsing for six hours every Sunday.

Performers will run through a final dress rehearsal tonight from 6pm-10.30pm.

BAMS production of The Little Mermaid debuts on Friday at 7.30pm.

Fans will have another opportunity to see the talented cast in action on Saturday at 7.30pm.

The following two weeks, performances will be held at 2pm and 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday.

The show closes on October 27.