Mermaid Ariel hosts family breakfast on November 10 at JM

SILER CITY, N.C. — Ariel and her friends from “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” will host a family breakfast at Jordan-Matthews High School early next month to entertain children and raise money to help high school artists excel.

“Breakfast with Princess Ariel and Friends” is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. It features cast members from JM’s musical theater production, which holds three performances the week before Thanksgiving.

The menu includes pancakes, sausage and juice. But the real attraction will be a chance to meet characters from under the sea, hear them sing an occasional song and take plenty of photos with the stars.

“I’m super excited to meet everyone and share with them how wonderful it is to be a mermaid!” says Ariel, who will be performed in the musical by Jennifer Trejo Benitez. “And I hope they will want to come back and and see me and my friends at the musical!"

Breakfast admission is $10 per person and seating will be staggered from 10 a.m. to noon. Because this is a family event, all children under age 12 must be accompanied by at least one adult.

JMArts President Rose Pate, who is organizing the character breakfast, says families should plan to spend about 30 minutes at the event. “When we decided to produce our first Disney show, we wanted to extend the experience for our community,” she said. “This will be the perfect event for families who would love to meet Ariel and her friends, but whose children are too young for a full-length musical.”

Reservations are now being accepted and may be requested by email at info@jmarts.org or online for anyone with a Google e-mail account through the “Breakfast with Ariel and Friends” event page at JMArts.org. Once parties are scheduled, they will receive a confirmation with the reservation time and options to pay by cash, check or credit card.

All proceeds from the breakfast will be used by JMArts to help high school artists excel. That includes providing scholarships for summer study on university campuses, producing Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” purchasing art supplies and reducing the cost to students traveling this spring to perform at a band festival in Williamsburg or explore the arts in New York City.

More information about the JMArts, including how to become a member, is available online at JMArts.org. Tickets to “Disney's The Little Mermaid" are now on sale at JMArtsTickets.com.

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Cast members from “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” will be in full costume on November 10, when they welcome children and their families to Jordan-Matthews High School for Breakfast with Ariel and Friends. Among the actors scheduled to participate in the breakfast are, left to right, Jennifer Henderson as Scuttle, Jennifer Trejo Benitez as Ariel, Sydney Suits as Flounder, Lindley Andrew as Sebastian and Conrad Suits as Eric.

Cast members from “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” will be in full costume on November 10, when they welcome children and their families to Jordan-Matthews High School for Breakfast with Ariel and Friends. Among the actors scheduled to participate in the breakfast are, left to right, Jennifer Henderson as Scuttle, Jennifer Trejo Benitez as Ariel, Sydney Suits as Flounder, Lindley Andrew as Sebastian and Conrad Suits as Eric.