THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Hollywood Bowl to Star Lea Michele, Harvey Fierstein, Peter Gallagher & More...
DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID will be given new life for two special evenings at Hollywood (Fish)Bowl on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the classic Disney film, the production features an all-star cast of performers including Lea Michele (as Ariel), Harvey Fierstein (as Ursula), Cheech Marin (as Chef Louis), Peter Gallagher (as King Triton), Leo Gallo (as Prince Eric), and Ken Page (as Sebastian) who will perform the songs from the Oscar® and Grammy®-winning score as the film plays on the Bowl's movie screen accompanied by a full, live orchestra. Eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken will take the stage to treat the audience to a special encore performance and the concert will be directed by Richard Kraft.
Tickets go on sale at 10am PDT on Friday, April 5 at https://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/lx0rm0. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 3 at 10am PDT through Thursday, April 4 at 10pm PDT.
Celebrated songs from THE LITTLE MERMAID will be performed live on stage by the incredible cast, accompanied by orchestra with fan-favorite musical numbers including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl," "Poor Unfortunate Souls" and "Part of Your World." To expand on the musical experience, a number of songs from Broadway's The Little Mermaid will be incorporated into the evening.
To make this event even more immersive (and submersive) this iconic venue will be transformed into the Hollywood Fish Bowl Dive-In Theater for a magical night both under the stars and "under the sea."
To recreate the feeling of an underwater night out at the "dive-in," in addition to the feature film, this evening will include a full program of aquatically-themed previews of coming attractions, nostalgic animated snack bar commercials, and the 1938 Silly Symphony cartoon "Merbabies" featuring the world premiere of a live original score composed and performed by 17 year-old piano sensation, Emily Bear. Audiences are also invited to participate in a Little Mermaid themed costume contest and unique photo opportunities to get them in the spirit before the show starts.
What's New in This Year's Little Mermaid Hollywood Bowl Concert?
Additionally, the award-winning creative studio Mousetrappe will return to harness state-of-the-art projection mapping technology to project newly created and breathtaking animated "living scenery" onto the façade of the Hollywood Bowl, making the event an evolving extension of the beloved film and score. These projections will emphasize an immersive Dive-In Theater experience for the audience.
The concert is directed by Richard Kraft and produced by Laura Engel & Richard Kraft, Columbia Artists/Tim Fox & Alison Ahart Williams, and Live Nation/Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents, in association with Disney Concerts, the team behind several highly acclaimed live to film events atHollywood Bowl including Disney's Beauty and the Beast in Concert starring Zooey Deschanel and Kelsey Grammer as well as Disney's The Nightmare Before Christmas starring Danny Elfman and Catherine O'Hara.