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Springfield drama club reaches new heights

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The drama club at Springfield High School is reaching new heights.

For the upcoming performances of "The Little Mermaid Jr.," students will be lifted by wires to look like they're floating underwater.

"When I tell people we're going to be flying, they're like, 'What?! You're going to be flying?!' I'm like, 'Yeah," gloats Madalyn Espen who plays "Scuttle" the bird.

To pull it off, Springfield brought in a professional company from Kentucky.

"We really try and collaborate so we make sure it's their show, not just something we show up and tell them how to do," explains Dan Kondas with ZFX Flying Effects.

Now the students are literally learning the ropes.

"It's really elaborate. It's the first time we've ever done it at Springfield, and I haven't seen a lot of other places do it," says Kohl Taberner, who plays "Prince Eric.""I think it's really, it's going to add a whole other aspect to our show."

By the time they hover above the stage this weekend, the students will be well-rehearsed and ready to soar.

"The Little Mermaid Junior" takes to the stage and beyond at Springfield High School Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Tickets at $10 for adults, $8 for students.

For more information, visit: http://www.bluedevildrama.com

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