Oscar Terry, Faith McDonald and Ethan Harrison. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

Final preparations have been under way this week the for Marist College Bendigo of The Little Mermaid Jr.

The production is being performed tonight at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 1.30pm at the BSE Performing Arts Theatre.

There are 68 students in the cast and another 42 involved in backstage activities and who have contributed to set building and painting.

Auditions were in the last week of Term 1 and there have been rehearsals two nights a week since then.

Producer Ashley Taylor said they have involved students from foundation all the way through to Year 11.

“I believe we are the only school in the region to have such a range of age students performing in the one show,” Ashley said.

“We performed Peter Pan Jr last year at the Capital Theatre and Marist Night of Nights the year before at the Old Fire Station.”