KYMTC Presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Splashes April 13 – 28.

The Kemptville Youth Musical Theatre Company (KYMTC) will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid April 13-28 at the Urbandale Arts Centre.

This magical underwater adventure celebrates the power of love, finding your true identity, and going after your dreams. Originally written by Hans Christian Anderson and then produced into an Oscar winning animated classic by Disney.

Desperate “to explore the shore above and be where the people are”, tenacious mermaid Ariel makes a perilous pact with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. In order to stay human, she must win the heart of the charming Prince Eric or she will belong to Ursula forever. With humour, sacrifice, and determination, Ariel navigates the complexities of love and self-discovery, ultimately learning the true meaning of love and the importance of staying true to yourself.

Preparations have been underway since the summer of 2023, creating an underwater environment full of colour and movement. A team of costume makers have been busy outfitting 29 young people in over 130 costumes- many of them truly creative and elaborate. Members of KYMTC have been rehearsing since October, learning songs, mastering choreography and developing their acting and vocal skills. KYMTC is also excited to announce that, after receiving some funding through the Arts Development Fund and a Community Grant, they have purchased and installed a cyclorama in the Urbandale Arts Centre. This special curtain will allow them to create some magical lighting effects.

KYMTC is a non-profit community-based theatre company for young people operating in the Kemptville area for over 20 years. There is no charge to participate but the Main Show cast must audition and win their roles. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through their website or at Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville.