THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#51
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:20pm
Only Latifah and Stamos so far have “acted” the songs and as such their performances were a joy.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#52
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:26pm
Are they making If Only a duet?
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#53
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:26pm

Anyone notice the butterfly that wacked her in the face during “Kiss the Girl?” Found that pretty amusing haha

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#54
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:27pm
bwayobsessed said: "Are they making If Only a duet?"



Yes

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#55
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:28pm

Oh good, looks like they kept the first part of "If Only," one of the two new songs I like from the Broadway version. Also, you can tell Graham Phillips is the only lead up there with actual Broadway experience

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#56
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:28pm
Poor Prince Eric. He looked so uncomfortable rowing that canoe. Like he was figuring out how to ditch Ariel as she awkwardly stroking her hair. They both had zero chemistry. He looked trapped. Ouch!
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#57
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:28pm

n2nbaby said: "Anyone notice the butterfly that wacked her in the face during “Kiss the Girl?” Found that pretty amusing haha"

yes  that was funny

 

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#58
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:30pm

SporkGoddess said: "Also, you can tell Graham Phillips is the only lead up there with actual Broadway experience"

I was thinking the same thing. He looks and sounds the most professional.

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#59
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:32pm
Ariel isn’t supposed to have a voice right now?? But she’s singing?
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#60
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:32pm

SporkGoddess said: "Also, you can tell Graham Phillips is the only lead up there with actual Broadway experience"

i had to look him up because I thought I wasn’t familiar with him, but he was the son on The Good Wife. I loved that show and he was good in it. 

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#61
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:35pm
I "know" him from 13 the musical. Man, he's really grown up!
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#62
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:35pm

Damn, ABC!  You’re wasting no time!

 

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#63
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:35pm
“If Only” was was beautiful.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#64
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:37pm
Wish they'd kept Eric's line "maybe I'll find that voice, but I'll lose her." I felt like it added some depth to their romance.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#65
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:38pm

OceansJenny said: "Ariel isn’t supposed to have a voice right now?? But she’s singing?"

It’s supposed to be in her head. 

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#66
Posted: 11/5/19 at 9:38pm
OceansJenny said: "Ariel isn’t supposed to have a voice right now?? But she’s singing?"



Because all songs in a musical are absolutely actually sung in-world and everyone actually learned a song in 5 seconds and a whole choreohraphy instantly.

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#67
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:01pm

For those saying Latifah was great, I don’t get it. I feel the song was completely rushed, her diction was quiet and jumbled at times. She needed to slow down and take a few beats here and there. Camp it up and vamp it up a bit. I was disappointed. She also doesn’t really have the money notes of that song.

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#68
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:02pm
Overall: a disappointment. I really hated the movie parts. Just do the full thing live! The cast was great. And I fell in love with the costumes.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#69
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:03pm
I’d say the live portions: 7.5/10. Overall, 4/10
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#70
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:11pm
How did they not do the last scene live - ?! Even Disneyworld uses the most prehistoric special effects at "Voyage of the little Mermaid" at Hollywood Studios with some degree of success
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#71
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:16pm
Overall wish they had gone for more sincere performances and less flashy design (this is coming from a set designer) but overall thought the performers were good. Thought it was silly not to have the finale Part of Your World be live. Would have been curious what it would be if they’d done the whole thing live.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#72
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:23pm
A fun little twist to the original movie that remains available to be seen for all eternity just as it was released.


You'd think they would care a bit more for the audio in a musical (I don't know if it was my end, but it sounded wrong at almost all times. You could barely hear the soundtrack of the movie!).

Some of the cuts done to the movie also annoyed me, and oh, american TV and its commercials.
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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#73
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:34pm

As I was watching, I couldn’t help but wonder how amazing this film would’ve been if they had 3D type animation back in the day. 

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#74
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:39pm

Bettyboy72 said: "For those saying Latifah was great, I don’t get it. I feel the song was completely rushed, her diction was quiet and jumbled at times. She needed to slow down and take a few beats here and there. Camp it up and vampit up a bit. I was disappointed. She also doesn’t really have the money notes of that song."

Agreed. It was cute but nowhere near as good as Pat Carroll was in the original. The last notes were particularly underwhelming. She's not really much of a Belter when she sings live. I felt that the tempo seemed rushed and she wasn't given enough time to really have fun with the song

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THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! Discussion Thread#75
Posted: 11/5/19 at 10:40pm

bwaylyric said: "As I was watching, I couldn’t help but wonder how amazing this film would’ve been if they had 3D type animation back in the day."

The moment when she starts running down the stairs when she thinks she’s getting married is particularly in need of a little cgi. 
 

Also I agree with the above poster who said the cuts in the movie were annoying. They should’ve let it be two and a half hours, keeping the whole movie. Maybe including another song or two from the musical.