BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Old National Center
Like so many others, I grew up watching Disney's The Little Mermaid. The lyrics of those songs are ingrained on my brain to this day. So seeing Broadway Across America's current production of the story is bittersweet. It was fun to revisit the characters, but it was impossible not to compare the musical with the movie as I watched.
If you're hoping for something on par with Broadway's production of the Lion King or Beauty and the Beast, you might want to skip this one. The Little Mermaid just doesn't translate to stage as well. On the other hand, if you're hoping to take your kids to a fun live theatre performance, then this one will be perfect. It's geared towards little ones and they won't be bothered by an annoying version or Flounder or the lackluster ending.