Discover a whole new world ‘Under the Sea’ with The Little Mermaid and her fluttery friend Flounder. The book of the musical, which is penned by Doug Wright, is based on the self-titled animated film of 1989 and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The music and lyrics of the show are done by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman respectively and the musical is produced by Disney Theatrical. Disney Theatrical Productions Limited is a musical production company of the Disney Theatrical Group. It is a self-contained division of The Walt Disney Company. The Walt Disney Theatrical was founded in 1993. This division has established a good reputation in the industry for producing popular and professional performances which are critically acclaimed.
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The company has produced many shows and musicals and The Little Mermaid is one of their best. The musical revolves around a little mermaid, Ariel, who yearns to explore the world above the sea. Will Ariel succeed in achieving her dream or not? Find out by getting Disneys The Little Mermaid tickets. The musical features unusual designs for the show such as creating gliding movements for the aquatic characters. These gliding movements give an impact as if everything is happening in water.
The pre-Broadway tryout of the musical was done in Colorado in 2007 from July to September. The tryout showed positive signs so it was followed by Broadway previews at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in November 2007. The production officially opened in the beginning of the year 2008 in January and closed by fall next year, in August 2009. The total number of performances conducted during that period was six hundred and eighty five with fifty previews. Succeeding productions have been enjoyed in different regional theatres in the United States. The international productions have played in numerous countries such as Philippines, The Netherlands, Russia and Japan. It has also played with a slight European modification in places such as Russia, Netherlands, Tokyo, Moscow and Japan. The musical is popularly known for the song “Under the Sea”. Other famous compositions include “The World Above”, “If Only”, “One Step Closer”, “She's In Love” and more.
The basic plot of the musical is similar to the original Hans Christian Andersen story and the 1989 movie. The story revolves around the youngest of seven sisters named Ariel. The little mermaid is adventurous and usually sets off on wreckage hunts under the sea. Given her exploratory nature, her heart desires to explore the world above the sea. But she is afraid of her father King Triton because he believes the human world is evil and restricts her from going there. Rebellious Ariel goes there anyway. During one of her trips near the shore, from where she sees the human world, she happens to meet and save Prince Eric’s life. Ariel instantaneously falls in love with the prince. Realizing she can’t be with Prince Eric, she is heartbroken because he has legs whereas Ariel has a tail and both belong to different worlds. Not knowing what to do, she cross paths with the evil witch Ursula. Ursula uses her magic to give Ariel legs but takes away her voice. Now Ariel has legs to walk up to the prince but no voice to express her feelings. Will Ariel be able to get back her voice? Will Prince Eric accept her as she is? What happens when Triton finds out about his daughter? Find out by getting Disneys The Little Mermaid tickets for the series of shows scheduled this summer.
Penelope Taylor writes in her review in theatre Jones that the cast of the musical is strong throughout. The characters blend in nicely with lovely music filling the auditorium to keep the audience hooked. Appreciating the characters further, Penelope writes that Liz McCartney steals the show every time she appears on the stage as Ursula. Her terrifically “tentacled” costume completes the look along with the electrified eels. Penelope’s description of the musical is very enticing. Visit the nearest venue and experience the entertaining musical yourself. Do bring your kids along to share the experience of this feel-good family show.