July 18 and 19 at Ayer Shirley Middle School

SHIRLEY -- Join Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and all their friends under the sea in ShirleyArts! production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., Friday, July 18, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Middle School, 1 Hospital Road, Shirley.

Admission is $5. Tickets are available at the Hazen Memorial Library, Shirley, or at the door.

There will be appearances from King Triton and the Mersisters, who enjoy their life below the waters. But beware the wicked Sea Witch Ursula who will try to steal Ariel's voice when she wants to join Prince Eric!

The production features a cast of nearly 40 young singers, dancers and actors from Shirley, Ayer, Groton, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Fitchburg, and Gardner and Fitzwilliam, N.H.

The production is directed by Meredith Marcinkewicz, assisted by Kathryn Lyon, and choreographed by Laurie Marcinkewicz, and receives funding support from Mass Cultural Council through Shirley Cultural Council.

For more details, please visit http://www.shirleyarts.org or facebook.com/shirleyartsupdate.