The King of the Sea: Dennis McAndrew as King TritonDennis McAndrew in the middle with his guards, played by (from left to right) Piseth Nith and Katie Crosen, by his sides

The King of the Sea: Dennis McAndrew as King Triton

Dennis McAndrew is a junior at Millbrook High School.  He is currently involved in choirs such as Jazz, Concert, and Varsity Choir.  He has also been

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Dennis McAndrew is a junior at Millbrook High School.  He is currently involved in choirs such as Jazz, Concert, and Varsity Choir.  He has also been participating in the drama department.  In the past, he has been in elementary plays and in his eighth grade year he played the role of Schroeder in A Charlie Brown Christmas.  His sophomore year he worked on the sound for Little Shop of Horrors and his personal favorite was playing one of the lead roles “John ‘Jack’ Worthing” in the spring production of The Importance of Being Earnest.  “It’s the most challenging thing that I’ve ever done theater-wise.”  He also stated that it was a very well written play and that he was, “proud of how I stepped into the role of my character. I enjoyed that a lot.”  

When he got the role of King Triton, it was the one he expected to get.  “Partially because of my hair, but I felt at the time and I especially feel it now, that I really fit the role itself, that I felt myself stepping into the shoes or fins of King Triton as a character and as a person in general.”  He loves the power aspect of the character and that his soft side can come out but is still able to keep his composure.  “I especially admire that. Managing to keep both things about you at the same time. It gives you a stronger mind.”  

The most challenging part of being King Triton for him deals with the character.  “It was maintaining the whole ‘father figure’.  I have no idea what it is like to be a father.”  He feels Triton is sensitive toward his daughter Ariel, but also very fatherly in the scenes.  “Singing-wise, a lot of it was just conveying my emotion properly and knowing what to do with my hands.”  He is mostly excited for this production because the show is appealing to a large audience and that it is very interactive.  “The fact is we get to show more people, and especially the younger ones, what we can do and possibly get them interested in theater in the future.”  

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