Mrs. Wylie's Website

I am the Choir and Music & Film teacher at SJH.

I also direct the Show Choir.

The Cast of the Show Choir 2017 Musical, Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Photos of some of the cast of The Little Mermaid Jr. 1st photo: Flounder & Sebastian, 2nd photo: Flouder, Sebastian, King Triton, Ariel, Prince Eric, Ursula, Jetsam & Flotsam, 3rd photo: Jetsam, Ursula, & Flotsam.

The Springboro JH Show Choir presents Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR.

Playing at the Vince Ross Auditorium at Springboro HS

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. is playing March 2nd & 3rd at 7:30pm in the Springboro HS auditorium. The one act musical is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film and is made possible by special arrangement with the Broadway Jr. Division of Music Theatre International (MTI). The 7th & 8th grade cast contains 39 thespians led by director/teacher, Chris Wylie. Wylie welcomes fellow teacher Amanda Nothstine as well as parent Teri Parks in the roles of choreographer as well as utilizing several former show choir members, current SHS students who each choreographed a number in the show.

THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel (Ashley Ortel) longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, Triton (Lucas Powell), the king of the sea, escape the clutches of Ursula (Haley Iverson), the evil sea witch, and convince Prince Eric (Cole Molnar) that she’s the girl with the perfect voice. Triton dispatches his trusty court composer, Sebastian the crab (Peyton Knight) to make sure his daughter tows the line as she misses a performance with her sisters. The Mersisters are six lively if not judgmental mermaids: Aquata (Sophie Bunce), Andrina (Maisha Choudhury), Arista (Alena Marcum), Atina (Isabella Olivas), Adella (Ally Hodapp), and Allana (Morgan Stewart) who wonder what is up with their sister as they sing with Ariel’s best friend, Flounder (Nicholas Pounds), in their featured song, “She’s In Love.” This classic Disney show contains all of the songs from the Academy Award® winning animated feature film including “Poor Unfortunate Souls” which features Ursula and her tentacles (Abi Gogel, Elizabeth Hayn, Alyssa Jimenez, Isabella Olivas, Rachel Parks, Morgan Stewart, Ella Widau and Ally Wyers) and “Les Poissons” highlighting Chef Louis (Bridget Rhodes) as well as his entourage of chefs with four featured chefs (Colton Holmes, Olivia Powell, Alli Brown and Jenna Hogue) and more! The show also includes several new songs from the Broadway show including “Sweet Child” sung by Ursula’s eels, Flotsam (Faith Hampton) and Jetsam (Lily Sellars), “Human Stuff” performed by Scuttle (Ben Locke) and his gull companions (Elizabeth Hayn, Nathan Haines, Jessie Griswold, Cate Grigsby, Belle DeRosa and Ally Wyers), two touching numbers with Ariel and her father, “The World Above” and “If Only,” and a dance number by Ariel and Prince Eric, “One Step Closer.”

Says Wylie, “I’m particularly excited about our sea - our production uses six young ladies (Madison Dunlavey, Maggie Hicks, Caitlyn Laws, Olivia Powell, Bridget Rhodes & Clara Wrazen) and some beautiful swing flags to express the movement of the ocean. They do a great job helping to transform Ariel, express the storm and much more.” In the world above, Prince Eric’s right hand man is Grimsby (Jack Grandfield), his housekeeper is Carlotta (Maddie Green) and his ship’s Pilot (Colton Holmes) begins the show with a solo in “Fathoms Below.” Try as Grimsby might, he cannot convince Prince Eric to choose a bride among the princesses (Alli Brown, Alyssa Jimenez, Julia Kirk, Shelby McCoy, Hailey McGuire, and Ella Widau) in “The Contest.”

Let the SJH Show Choir production of THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. become a “Part of Your World.” Advance tickets (adults $7, senior citizens $6 & student/child $5) are available through February 28th by calling 937-748-3953 ext 2506 or emailing Wylie at cwylie@springboro.org. Tickets will also be available at the door at the price of $8 each.