Craigieburn Secondary College’s performing arts centre will be transformed into a magical underwater kingdom next week for the school’s production of The Little Mermaid Jr.

Students from years 7 to 12 have spent the past five months rehearsing for the show, designing costumes and perfecting sound and lighting.

College performing arts head Rachel Gorman said The Little Mermaid Jr was the biggest production yet the school had presented.

“We are very proud of the students,” she said.

“We have done a lot this year that we haven’t done before.”

Ms Gorman said The Little Mermaid Jr was chosen because “everyone loves Disney”.

“We thought it would be good to produce a show that appealed to the younger kids and the young at heart,” she said.

“It’s a really great show, full of colour, and it’s always fun to get to pretend to be something other than a human.”

The Little Mermaid Jr will be performed on August 29, 30 and 31.