Young mummers present The Little Mermaid this weekend

PART OF YOUR WORLD- Some of the cast members of the Young Mummers Drama Camp production of The Little Mermaid. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)



The Mini Mummers are going under the sea this weekend.

Some of Prince Edward County’s youngest and most talented thespians have been hard at work these past weeks, preparing a performance based on the Walt Disney Classic The Little Mermaid.

A summer day camp program developed by Mummer Al Hazell almost two decades ago, the Young Mummers Drama Camp has served a number of roles these past years including affording young performers stage time to learn the boards of Mount Tabor Playhouse, as well as a pleasant late summer distraction that ensures new friends are made and fun times are had.

Nearly two dozen young performers and a handful of youth leaders have been busy rehearsing, helping make props and costumes, singing songs and preparing for a three-show run this weekend.

Cathy Peeling, Young Mummers Camp director and chair of the Marysburgh Mummers board of directors said the cast is getting excited as Friday’s opening performance draws near.

“Little Mermaid is a very popular show and we’ve been very busy getting ready for it,” Peeling said. “I know the children are very excited about the selection this year and it’s already showing in their rehearsals.”

The tale revolves around Ariel, a young and somewhat naive mermaid who yearns to experience life on land.

Her wish to become part of the human world is granted by the evil Ursula and an epic tale of true love, drama, and comedy commences.

The show on Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25 start at 6:30 p.m.

A matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 and are available at Live, Laugh & Eat in Milford and at Books & Co. In Picton.

Tickets are also available prior to the performances at the Mount Tabor Playhouse at 2179 County Road 17, Milford.