The Little Mermaid
Under the sea is the place to be!
Little mermaid in little time!
"The Little Mermaid" takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea. A beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father - the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch, and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice.
Nominated for 2 Tony Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Outer Critic Circle Award, 1 Drama League Award, 8 Audience Awards, and 1 Grammy Award. Won Break Through Performance (female) by Sierra Boggess.
Three Intresting Facts!
*Underwater setting required an unusual technical designs and strategies to create gliding movements.
*Began Broadway previews in November 2007 at the Lunt-Fontanne theater.
*Cast album ranked no.26 on Billboards 200 album chart in 2008, which is the 2nd highest position for cast album in 25 years after rent.
Five Fantastic Facts!
*Music by Alan Menken.
*Lyrics by Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman.
*Book by Doug Wright.
*Opened on January 10th 2008 and closed on August 30th 2009.
*Ended with a total of 685 performances.