We recently found out that a live concert of The Little Mermaid will be coming to the Hollywood Bowl on June 3 and 4 with a star-studded cast. We have been flipping our fins in excitement ever since. Now, get ready for some additional exciting news. Due to overwhelming demand, another performance of The Little Mermaid: Live in Concert is being added on June 6 and this time Jodi Benson, the original voice of Ariel, will be reprising the role. Let’s all pause for a moment while we let this sink in.
That’s right, Jodi Benson and the rest of the amazing cast will be singing the songs from the score of The Little Mermaid with a live orchestra, as the movie plays in the background on the huge Hollywood Bowl screen. She will be joined by Rebel Wilson as Ursula, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Darren Criss as Eric, and Joshua Colley as Flounder.
And that’s not all. For the June 6 performance only, the Opening Guest Stars will include Susan Egan, who was the voice of Meg in Hercules and the original Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, and Brad Kane, who was the singing voice of Aladdin in Aladdin. Mic drop.
It sounds like Jodi Benson is just as over the moon about this news as we are:
“I’m so thrilled and incredibly blessed to be invited once again to sing at the Hollywood Bowl—and this time as my beloved Ariel during this unique commemoration of our movie, The Little Mermaid,” said Benson. “It’s such a special honor to celebrate my 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company by standing on the Hollywood Bowl stage and singing the beautiful music of the brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. I am truly honored and eternally grateful to Howard and Alan and our directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, for allowing me to bring Ariel to life and to be ‘part of your world’ for all of these many, amazing years.”
We. Can’t. Wait.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday April 27 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com.