In the upcoming musical The Little Mermaid, the role of Scuttle will be played by senior Grant Myers. Grant is involved with Millbrook Choir, Drama Cl
In the upcoming musical The Little Mermaid, the role of Scuttle will be played by senior Grant Myers. Grant is involved with Millbrook Choir, Drama Club, and Secretary of the National Honors Society. He was also involved in Winchester Little Theater for a few years and most recently got into the All-National Honor Ensembles. “Music is kinda my thing. It started when I was younger, about 6 or 7 years old. Then I got into musicals when I was about 10.” The Little Mermaid will be his fifteenth show in total and his sixth show here at Millbrook. One of his personal favorite productions that he has performed in was last year’s Little Shop of Horrors. “Little Shop of Horrors was something unique and different. I wasn’t on stage, but I was voicing something.” However, role-wise his favorite was Donkey in Shrek, The Musical. “It was so energetic, but also the songs were fun.”
Grant is excited to play the role of Scuttle, Ariel’s seagull companion in the show. The most challenging part of the character for him was getting the voice. “I wanted to do something where it was a mix between the movie and the Broadway production. The movie is the classic low New England accent and the Broadway is that but super high-pitched with a lot of voice cracks.” He tried to find a balance where it’s high but still entertaining. What he loves most about this production is the people in it. “Everyone involved is crazy talented so it’s been a lot of fun working with them.” He also said that it is great that a lot of his friends he has been with since his freshman year have big roles. “There’s my part which is a lot of fun and the songs are super upbeat, but then everyone else is killing it.”
Come see The Little Mermaid! Shows will be on November 11 and 12 at 7 pm and November 13 at 3 pm. Ticket prices are $12 and $6 for children ages 12 and under.