|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Feb 18, 2017
|The Little Mermaid||South Orange, NJ|
South Orange Performing Arts Center
Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Walt Disney released an animated film called The Little Mermaid in 1989. Actors like Jodi Benson and Pat Carroll provided voices, and people sang along with "Sweet Child." In 2007, the stage adaptation of the movie opened at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO. Moving to New York City the following year, the musical debuted at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater with Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, and Sean Palmer in the key roles. The show was very successful on Broadway, running from January 10, 2008, to August 30, 2009, for a total of 685 performances and 50 previews.
If you appreciate fairy tales such as Hansel & Gretel and Snow White, you will love The Little Mermaid. The musical offers fun sea creatures, whimsical costumes, and tunes such as "Part of Your World."
In The Little Mermaid plot, Ariel lives "Under the Sea" with her father, King Triton. When she falls in love with a human called Prince Eric, Ursula the sea witch offers to help the mergirl visit "The World Above." Triton's evil sister in the musical, Ursula wants to rule the kingdom with black magic and her minions, Flotsam and Jetsam the moray eels. Unless Prince Eric kisses Ariel within three days, the sea witch will steal her soul. Sebastian the crab follows her to the palace, but Chef Louis wants to put him in the cook pot. Can friends like Scuttle the seagull and Flounder the guppy help her find true love as a princess before it's too late?