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Rachel Currie Set to Soar as ‘Scuttle’

By Karen Lewis

Rachel Currie has traded in her ruby red slippers for a pair of wings this season with Globe Productions Youth Company.

The star of last year’s Wizard of Oz is now taking the stage as Scuttle, an eccentric seagull, in The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Grade 6 student from Alloa Public School says that playing Dorothy prepared her well for the role of Scuttle. For instance, she knows there’s a lot of hard work involved in putting on a major production, but the rewards will be fun.

“Scuttle is so much fun to play. He’s a bit of a flatliner and never really knows what’s going on even when he thinks that he does. It is just so fun to act all clueless,” says Rachel.

The Brampton native fell in love with musical theatre when she was just seven. She’s appeared in several plays including Aladdin Jr. (Globe 2013) and Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Brampton Theatre School 2012).

Theatre goers won’t want to miss Rachel’s performance of the song Human Stuff, which showcases her strong vocals. Georgetown’s Dale Wood is her voice teacher.

Rachel encourages everyone to come see the show. “It’s for people of all ages. It’s got some stuff for the little kids and for adults, too. There are funny parts, serious parts, and lots of good dancing,” she says.

The Little Mermaid Jr. is on stage at the John Elliot Theatre (JET) on May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.