Friday, May 6, 2016

Fun Find: The Little Mermaid Live in Concert

Today, I've got another fun find in store for you.  I'd originally heard the news through Facebook right before my trip to Disneyland.  I was so busy preparing for my trip that I never got a chance to mention it!  Fans of The Little Mermaid will be excited to hear that there's going to be a live concert at the Hollywood Bowl in June!

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The Little Mermaid movie will be shown on the Bowl's screen while a 71 piece live orchestra and an all-star cast performs the songs from the movie live!  The event will also include a fireworks show, a costume contest and more.

The cast includes Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Darren Criss as Prince Eric, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Norm Lewis as King Triton and Joshua Colley as Flounder.

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Disney songwriting legend Alan Menken will also be part of the spectacular.  He is set to play a medley of his best known Disney songs from Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Newsies and Enchanted.

The concert has been so popular that they've added extra shows.  The original shows were scheduled for June 3rd and June 4th and a final show has been added on June 6th.  The last show will be extra special because Jodi Benson, the original voice of the little mermaid, will be singing in the role of Ariel.  Also at the final performance will be special guest stars Susan Egan, who played Meg in Hercules and was the first Belle on Broadway and Brad Kane, who was the singing voice of Aladdin.

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Finally, the best part of all, one month from today Eliot and I will be attending the June 6th show featuring Jodi Benson!!!  After not paying too much attention to the initial announcements, I realized that we'll actually be in California for Elissa's graduation during the same weekend as the concerts!  I was able to get us tickets the day they went on sale, which was coincidentally the day before I left on my trip to Disneyland!  

I'm so excited to see this concert live!  I'm sure it'll be an incredible evening!  Talk about Disney magic, faith, trust and pixie dust!!!  °o°

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