The hit Broadway musical, based on Disney’s animated classic movie of the same name, features the daring and romantic tale of a young mermaid, Ariel. The appeal of this classic story, written by Hans Christian Anderson, transcends generations and no matter what format it plays in, it never ceases to entertain. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008 and played through to the following year. It now continues as a touring production across America. The show has garnered immense acclaim across the country, which is a testament to the skills of its creative team and cast.
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The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid revolves around the story of an adventurous mermaid named Ariel. Fascinated by the surface world she often sneaks off to the ‘off-limits’ zone. There, as chance would have it, she rescues a prince named Eric. Instantly smitten and frustrated by her father’s inability to understand her love, this princess under the sea strikes a deal with her father’s evil sister, the witch Ursula. The deal allows her to live on land but comes with a certain price.
Joining in the show is Ariel’s friend Sebastian the crab and the King of the Sea, Triton, as well as Ursula’s evil minions Jetsum and Flotsam. Hans Christian Anderson crafted this timeless tale, but the book for the musical has been written by Glenn Casale. Fans of the animated motion picture will find much to enjoy in this retelling of The Little Mermaid.
Grammy nominated music
The musical features the irresistible songs from the animated classic as well as a collection of newer tunes crafted by Oscar-winning genius, Alan Menken. Popular Oscar winning number “Under the Sea” is included in the show, as well as the timeless hits “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl.” Other notable numbers include the humorous “Les Poissons” and the engaging “One Step Closer.”
The original Broadway cast recording for the musical earned a nomination at the Grammys for the “Best Musical Show Album.” The original score for the musical by Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater also received a nomination at the Tony Awards. Other award nominations for the musical include three Drama Desk Award nominations including “Outstanding Lighting Design” and “Outstanding Set Design.” It also received Drama League and Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominations.
The Little Mermaid musical has earned immense praise from critics for its production, music and the all around entertainment it provides. Time Magazine has called it “one of the most ravishing shows” and “a visual feast.” The Wall Street Journal proclaims it “visually ingenious and emotionally satisfying.” Good Day New York cheers it is “just gorgeous” and USA Today praises the story and musical numbers in the show.
The musical has already had a successful run at Broadway entertaining thousands of fans across more than six hundred performances and nearly fifty previews. Its newer theater version also seems destined for success, considering the powerful story it is based on and the efforts of the talented creative team and cast. The Little Mermaid tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so get yours now.