Shawnee Mission South Theatre’s winter musical “Little Mermaid” to open Thursday

SM South Theatre preforms "Under the Sea" during dress rehearsal.
SM South Theatre preforms “Under the Sea” during dress rehearsal.

Megan Berning couldn’t have dreamed of a better role for her final musical of her high school career. She’ll be playing her favorite Disney princess as Shawnee Mission South opens up their three-night run of ‘The Little Mermaid.’

Berning, who will be playing Ariel, said the role is a lot of fun, which has a lot of moving parts. One minute she’ll be gliding on Heelys to mimic a mermaid’s movement and the next she’ll be soaring through the air on cables.