General McLane High School to Perform “The Little Mermaid”


EDINBORO, PA (October 24, 2017) – General McLane High School expects to be raising some fins this November with a fishy fable for all ages.

Tickets go on sale Friday for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which has been selected as this year’s high school musical and will be staged at General McLane High School from November 16-19, 2017.

“The Little Mermaid is one of those Disney classics that captures many hearts,” said General McLane High School musical director Bruce Yates. “Our set is going to be amazing, [Buck Snodgrass] is extremely talented and doing a phenomenal job. We also have a very talented cast who’s doing a great job with their characters. We can’t wait for the community to see the show. It’s going to be another spectacular GM show!”

The cast consists of 43 students. Students cast for roles in the musical include: Ariel (Taylor Thomas), Prince Eric (Sam Petkac), Grimsby (Franklin May), Flounder (Gabe Bayle), Scuttle (Kellen Smith), Sebastian (Brennan Herlihy), Ursula (Melina Walters)

Tickets will be available in the High School Office and are $8 for students, $10 for general admissions and $15 for a limited number of “Ariel’s Grotto”, which are the first 8 rows of the center section (about 120 seats per night). The tickets will be available by calling the General McLane High School office at 814-273-1033 ext. 1900. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday.

New this year as part of the musical celebration is The Little Mermaid Sea Tea, an event on November 11 for students in grades Pre-K through 4th-5th grade. This event will feature character performances, sea theme food and drinks, mermaid dancing, face painting and more. Sea Tea tickets are available now at the High School office for $17.

This musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Little Mermaid performance is just the latest accomplishment for General McLane’s music department. The previous performances of Oliver!, Sweeney Todd and Phantom of the Opera were almost completely sold out. The General McLane Broadway Dinner, which has produced 118 performances to more than 32,200 people over the last 33 years, is held annually in the spring, and the most recent performance incorporated more than 220 students in some capacity.

General McLane High School was selected as GRAMMY Signature School Semi-Finalist in 2014. General McLane High School music teacher Bruce Yates was selected as a quarterfinalist for the 2016 Music Educator Award, presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation.

General McLane School District is dedicated to making the arts an integral component of the District’s curricular and co-curricular programs, which has made General McLane home to one of the most competitive arts programs in Erie, PA. Art shows, musicals and dramas, as well as the Broadway Dinner and choral and instrumental concerts are all part of the McLane Advantage, which is available to tuition students outside of the District.

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