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Disneys Little Mermaid to be performed May 18-20 in Buford
Artios Academy students to recreate seafaring fable this weekend
Students from Artios Academy will perform Disney’s version of “The Little Mermaid” May 18-20 at the Buford Community Center.

Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’ Musical
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 19; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20
Where: Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford
Cost: $15 for all evening shows and $12 for Friday morning school performance show
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Princess Ariel longs to leave her magical kingdom under the sea to live in a world above with a prince named Eric. Her only way to do so is make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula.

The high school students of Artios Academy will bring this favorite Disney musical to the stage with its production of “The Little Mermaid.”

The Sugar Hill school will perform the musical at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, May 19; and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20. All performance will be in the Buford Community Center at 2200 Buford Highway in Buford.

Tickets are $15 for the evening shows and $12 for the  Friday morning show. Tickets may be purchased at

Based on an original story by Hans Christian Anderson, the show is being directed Ben Toler and Windy Lane and accompanied with eye-catching costumes designed by Brandy Honeycutt. And the high school students will perform the fishy fable’s songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”

“The students are at varying, yet high, levels of skill and artistry,” Toler said. “Many of them have fairly extensive educational and professional resumes already. But the caliber of the students goes well beyond their knowledge and skills in theater. Each one of the students involved is so because they are highly invested in the program. Simply put: They’re here because they want to be.”

Call 770-330-4629 for more information.