SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The JCC of Central New Jersey’s Youth Community Theater Group, now in its eighth year, will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2:00 p.m. All performances are at Terrill Middle School, 1301 Terrill Road in Scotch Plains.

See 2nd – 8th grade students from Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford, and Springfield bring all the characters you love from Under the Sea to life in the area's first full length production of Disney's The Little Mermaid!

In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story and the classic animated film, The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages.

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Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs help from her colorful friends Flounder the Fish, Scuttle the Seagull, and Sebastian the Crab to restore order under the sea.

With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including: "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," and "Part of Your World." 

Tickets are on sale online only at www.brownpapertickets.com. Ticket sales will close 24 hours prior to show dates; remaining seats will be available at the door. For more information, visit www.jccnj.org or contact Karen Mayerson at jcctheater@jccnj.org.

The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains and is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County, and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.