Lea Michele Going Under The Sea For 'The Little Mermaid' 30th Anniversary Live Performance!
Written by Jasmine Liu
Lea Michele will be diving deep into the ocean this Summer when she helps bring Disney's The Little Mermaid to a live audience! According to Broadway World, Michele will swim to the stage for two performances as Ariel on May 17 and 18 in celebration of the film's 30th anniversary.
If you grew up or have seen the Disney classic, I’m sure you are all ears for this ‘under the sea’ celebration.
Word is that the cast will also include Cheech Marin as the ruthless Chef Louis, Peter Gallagher as the opulent merman King Triton, and the Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein singing as the evil sea witch Ursula.
The Hollywood Bowl will become the "Hollywood Fish Bowl Dive-In Theatre" with plans to remake the iconic venue into an ocean paradise. There’ll be an underwater feel and will be an immersive experience for audience members. Attendees can also look forward to singing along to the classic hits such as "Under the Sea", "Kiss the Girl", and "Poor Unfortunate Souls”, and, of course, "Part of Your World”, so nostalgia will be in full force. The performances will be accompanied with a live orchestra led by conductor Michael Kosarin.
To create the ambiance of "Under the Sea", the 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," according to a press release. "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." Sounds like a party to me!
Tickets go on sale Friday (April 5) at 10am PT, and presale for American Express cardholders begins at 10am TODAY (April 2)!
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- Jasmine Liu, YH Contributing Writer