Enchantment under the sea

A group of four pirates — Tyce Farden, Jaxon Wightman, Finn Low and Reece Johnson — sets sail during the elementary drama club play “The Little Mermaid,” presented at Davidson School on Nov. 25.

A group of four pirates — Tyce Farden, Jaxon Wightman, Finn Low and Reece Johnson — sets sail during the elementary drama club play “The Little Mermaid,” presented at Davidson School on Nov. 25.

By Joel van der Veen

DAVIDSON — For an actor just a few months into his Grade 6 year, Aiden Pasher is proving to have quite a wide range.

In May, when Davidson School hosted the Missoula Children’s Theatre and presented The Jungle Book, Aiden played a young buck, one of the animals preyed upon by the villainous Shere Khan.

Last weekend, in The Little Mermaid, he had a rather more dignified role — King Neptune, ruler of the sea.

Pasher said memorizing the lines and rehearsing adds up to a lot of work, but it’s worth the effort.

“You get to show your passion and who you really are,” he said. “You get to express your feelings, put your heart out there.”

An audience of 200 gathered in the Davidson School gym on Nov. 25 for the elementary drama club production, which was more than two months in the making.

About 45 students between grades 3 and 6 were involved, including the actors and crew.

Arlene Low, who directed the show along with Crystal Johnson, Correne Pedersen and Cassandra Delorme, said it was the largest cast she has directed.

The production got underway in mid-September, with parts given to all interested students. Many parts were shared by multiple actors, allowing more kids to participate.

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