If there’s one thing we always wanted to be part of our world, it’s a star-studded concert featuring some of our favorite songs from The Little Mermaid. As if by magic, we just received word that one will be headed to the Hollywood Bowl on June 4! The concert will be headlined by Sara Bareilles (Ariel), and Rebel Wilson (Ursula), who will be singing songs from the award-winning score, accompanied by a live orchestra as the film plays on the Bowl’s massive screen. The event will also include a fireworks spectacular, costume contest, and more.
Joining the leading ladies will be Tituss Burgess as Sebastian; John Stamos as Chef Louis; Norm Lewis as King Triton; Darren Criss as Eric; and Joshua Colley as Flounder. Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken will be opening the show with a medley of songs from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Newsies, Enchanted, and Tangled. In addition to songs like “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World,” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” the cast will be singing a few of the songs from the Tony-nominated Broadway adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
Alan Menken said, “It is such an unbelievable abundance of riches to have my score for The Little Mermaid performed by a live orchestra, with incredible guest artists at the Hollywood Bowl…From the animated film to our Broadway production to events like this one, it is just incredible to realize the emotional investment people continue to have with this musical.”
Menken isn’t the only one who’s excited. Both Bareilles and Wilson are thrilled about being a part of the show.
“I suppose this is the part where I say ‘dreams do come true,’” said Sara Bareilles. “I am truly honored and excited beyond words to be a part of a performance of one of my favorite scores and stories of all time. I’ve been pretending I was Ariel in swimming pools since I was a little girl, and now I get to pretend on a bigger stage. This is just fantastic.”
Tickets are set to go on sale Saturday, April 9 at 10:00 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.
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