In a play about a magical kingdom under the sea the mermaid Ariel (played by Gillian Woods, center) longs to leave her ocean home and explore the world abover her. Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” is playing at Dallesport Elementary School on Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 7p.m. Admission is free. The musical is based on the 2008 Broadway production and the 1989 animated feature film. The cast of 27 is made up of third through sixth graders who have been rehearsing for 12 weeks.March 19, 2013 1:52 p.m. read more..