NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to the The Shubert Theater for a preview of the Sacred Heart Academy’s performance of “The Little Mermaid.”
This marks the 70th annual school performance for the all-girls academy in Hamden. Theater Director, MaryLee Delaney explains how diligently the students have been working on the show:
They started working on the show in May when they auditioned for it. We’ve got a company of 128 young teenagers who are so committed. We have boys joining us from 15 different area schools, and then you add another 120 crew members to that who’ve worked on paint crew, props, everything.
School President, Sister Sheila O’Neill is a Sacred Heart Academy alumni and recalls the history of the school’s shows:
The academy started on Green Street 70 years ago and in those days they had a very small auditorium but when you look at pictures now it looked like it was on Broadway. We looked into it and it’s been a wonderful match with us and the Shubert Theater. Great opportunity for us and our girls.
Check out “The Little Mermaid” this weekend at The Shubert. Get your tickets here!