THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread

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Anyone plan on watching tonight?  I wonder if this will pave the way for Disney to do more of these. It's essentially, also, a big commercial for Disney+, which, to be honest, would be a great additional platform to produce these live (stream) events for. Did anyone ever watch the Hunchback of Notre Dame Festival of Fun Musical Spectacular on ABC? Seeing that on television was a memory I will never forget and hope TLM is similar.  The Hunchback event is on YouTube, by the way, and begins at 31:27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHVCiA1kpEk

Updated On: 11/5/19 at 05:28 PM
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I'm so excited for this! I can already tell some songs will be on my repeat list for a long time.


I never heard of that Hunchback event. Might as well watch it now before TLM. Thank you for sharing!
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I’m really eager for Queen Latifah as Ursula - screw the haters
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I’m traveling for the next week and have a client dinner tonight so I have this set to tape on DVR. Bummed that I won’t be able to watch live.
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I still think the half movie half performance thing is awkward.

Like....just perform the musical live.
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rattleNwoolypenguin said: "I still think the half movie half performance thing is awkward.

Like....just perform the musical live.
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And air that ridiculous contest on national television? Nah

An exhibition of a movie with live songs have been done with great success at the Hollywood Bowl. I don't see what there's to be weird about it. It's a fun twist on watching the movie we all know and love.

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I’m excited but I just don’t understand how ACTORS survive being underwater for that long! And what cameras are they using!! Ahh! Okay. Sorry if that wasn’t funny. A lot of my jokes just end up being stupid. We’re 20 minutes away and I can’t hold my excitement. I love the cast. Plus I was Sebastian in March for my middle school production so it’s definitely going to bring back memories. I won’t be surprised if I tear up a little.
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Theater?  Hardly.

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I unfortunately have to miss this because I won’t get cable at my house for a while. Yay YouTube!
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#10
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:14pm
So far I think it’s pretty good (only about 15 minutes in) except I’d say some of the acting isn’t too strong and the audio needs to be adjusted. People’s voices are getting buried a bit under the music. That could just me though. I’m watching on a television in my hotel room and I’m recovering from strep throat and my ears are a little clogged tonight.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#11
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:16pm
It’s a lot of fun so far but my god, these live audiences need to STFU.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#12
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:21pm
I know the live audience applause, etc. annoys people on these televised live theatrical events, but I have to say it doesn’t bother me.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#13
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:28pm
Kinda feel like a 7pm slot on a Sunday would be a better fit for this. My little one can’t stay up until 10 on a school night and she would love this.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#14
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:32pm
Ouch! That final note missed its cue. Yikes!
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#15
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:33pm
I would almost rather just watch the movie. The performances aren’t bad, it’s just an annoying format
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Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:33pm
I would almost rather just watch the movie. The performances aren’t bad, it’s just an annoying format
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#17
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:34pm

BrodyFosse123 said: "Ouch! That final note missed its cue. Yikes! "

Yeah. I heard that. indecision

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#18
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:35pm
Yeah the end of that last song was a bit ouch.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#19
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:35pm
bwayobsessed said: "I would almost rather just watch the movie. The performances aren’t bad, it’s just an annoying format"



And what's stopping you, exactly?

Updated On: 11/5/19 at 08:35 PM
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#20
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:40pm
The answer to all of this is “No, please stop. Don't continue. She is terrible. The whole mix thing is badly done and really? No one can sing anymore? Must they all flatten the note -boring and meaningless. And, Michale Jackson jacket geez what a cluster...
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#21
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:41pm

Under the Sea is being sung flat. A fun song - but not for my ears tonight.

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#22
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:42pm

Oh my... this was already bad, but then came out Shaggy... Is this an elaborate con to vindicate Francesca Zambello?

"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#23
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:42pm
This mess looks like a long overdrawn Best Song performance on the Oscars circa 1980s.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#24
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:43pm
Ok I thought Shaggy was great.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#25
Posted: 11/5/19 at 8:46pm

Ok I thought Shaggy was great.

Opinions can be wrong. He looked and sounded like the Ambien was kicking in...

"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell