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'The Little Mermaid' - Disney Takes You 'Under the Sea' for Ariel's Adventures

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'The Little Mermaid' - Disney Takes You 'Under the Sea' for Ariel's Adventures

Sierra Boggess

Photo by Joan Marcus

101 Words About This Show:

Disney’s Broadway musical The Little Mermaid, much like other Disney Theatrical productions, is true to the movie that inspired it but more than just the movie taken from screen to stage.

The Little Mermaid retells the classic children’s story of a young mermaid, Ariel, who falls in love with a human prince. She makes a bargain with the evil Ursula (an octopus in this version) who trades the young mer-girl’s voice for her legs.

If Ariel can make the prince love her, without speaking, she regains her voice and keeps her legs. If not, her soul belongs to Ursula.

Who’s Who and What’s What:

In taking The Little Mermaid to the stage, Disney hired Pulitzer Prize-wining playwright Doug Wright of I Am My Own Wife fame. Plus, new songs were added to the Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman.

The Little Mermaid was directed by Francesca Zambello, and on opening night, featured Sierra Boggess, in her Broadway debut, as Ariel.

Where and When:

  • Lunt-Fontaine Theatre
    205 West 46th Street
  • Show Times and Tickets
  • Opening: November 3, 2007
  • Closing: Open-ended run
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (including intermission)
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