'The Little Mermaid' Will Screen With Live Orchestra & Singers At Hollywood Bowl
The Little Mermaid will be featured at the Hollywood Bowl with live orchestral accompaniment, plus vocals from the likes of Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson and John Stamos. On June 3 & 4, the Hollywood Bowl will screen the Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid (1989). The film will be accompanied by an 71-piece orchestra conducted by Michael Kosarin, while vocally talented actors perform all the parts live. "Brave" singer Sara Bareilles will play Ariel, Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) will portray Ursula, Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will play Sebastian, Norm Lewis (Porgy and Bess) plays King Triton, Darren Criss (Glee) will be Prince Eric, 13-year-old Joshua Colley (Broadway’s A Bronx Tale) will sing Flounder's parts and John Stamos will play Chef Louis. That means getting to watch Uncle Jesse sing the bizarre "Les Poissons," possibly in an exaggerated French accent, though everyone knows "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is the best jam on that soundtrack.
And, before he was singing "Pinot Noir," Burgess was playing Sebastian on Broadway.
There will also be fireworks and a costume contest. Composer Alan Menken will open the show with a medley of his cuts from other animated and live-action musicals.
The Hollywood Bowl is presenting similar live-score shows with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on July 6, and Star Trek (2009) on July 8 & 9.
Update, April 8: A second show was added for June 3 due to demand.
Tickets are go on sale via Ticketmaster on April 9 at 10 a.m.
Update, April 25: A third show has been added for Monday, June 6. Tickets for this show will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Wednesday, April 27 at 10 a.m.