The Little Mermaid Out of the Sea and on Stage
The Little Mermaid movie that we all loved is now taking
stage to delight fans again with a musical spectacular that will have fans of all ages singing along and staring in awe as
the magic unfolds. Children love watching their favorite Disney princess in real-life action, and adults will appreciate the
beautiful costumes, intricate set design and superb acting. Both children and adults can't help but sing along to the classic
Little Mermaid songs, along with a few new ones that are just as fun.
Watch as Ariel makes a deal with
Ursula to become human so she can attract the attention of Eric, the man of her dreams, who just so happens to live on land.
There's only one catch: she will lose her voice permanently if she doesn't get him to fall in love with her within three days.
If she fails, Ursula will own her soul forever. Luckily, Ariel has her friend, the lobster Sebastian, to help her out.
miss your chance to experience the Disney magic live in Dallas. There are 21 showings at the Musical Hall in Fair Park in
Dallas between February and March 2014. Get your Dallas tickets for The Little Mermaid
now and bring the whole family.
This is definitely a show that shouldn't be missed.
Do you love the Little Mermaid? Really, who doesn't!
Test out your Little Mermaid trivia knowledge below:
Did you know that The Little Mermaid was Disney's last film
to be fully colored by hand? That's right, ever since, computers have led the way in coloring.
Another fun fact, the
bright and yellow Flounder isn't actually a flounder! He's an Atlantic blue tang. He's not the only one with mysterious origins,
though. What most fans don't realize is that Ursula is actually King Triton's sister!
In the movie, Disney also considered
giving Sebastian a British accent instead of a Jamaican accent. Even scarrier, they almost cut "Part of Your World" from the
soundtrack! Talk about close calls!
The Little Mermaid was originally written by Danish
author Hans Christian Anderson in 1837. One of the greatest spinners of fairy tales in history, Anderson wrote more than 160
children's stories, including the Ugly Duckling, during his lifetime. Anderson's version of The Little Mermaid
had a more gruesome ending than the Disney adaptation. In Anderson's version, Prince Eric doesn't marry poor Ariel. In the
original version, Ariel's sisters try to convince her to kill the Prince to save herself, but instead Ariel, deeply in love
with Eric, throws herself into the ocean.
Disney gained the rights to the LIttle Mermaid in the 1930s but did
not make the movie until 1989, and now Disney is delighting fans with a musical theatrical experience that is perhaps even
more magical than the film production.
The Little Mermaid Musical is brought to you by Disney
with the help of Alan Menken, Doug Wright, Howard Ashman and Glen Slater. Oscar winning Disney songwriter Alan Menken also
brings us new Little Mermaid songs that everyone is sure to enjoy during the show. But, don't worry, the most popular original
tunes will be sung as well. Purchase your Dallas tickets to hear the new songs live.