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Videos: Rebel Wilson Stole The Show At 'The Little Mermaid Live'
The Little Mermaid In Concert wraps up its four-day engagement at the Hollywood Bowl tonight, and it seems like the audiences have come to agree on one thing: Rebel Wilson was worth the price of admission.
For the live-orchestra, musical-style performance of the beloved Disney film, Wilson was Ursula, the half-octopus, Divine-inspired sea witch. Rounding out the cast was pop singer Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt star Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Glee's Darren Criss as Prince Eric, and 13-year-old Broadway star Joshua Colley as Flounder. John Stamos also had an appearance as Chef Louis.
Wilson's voice wasn't quite on par with Pat Carroll's (who originally voiced Ursula in the 1989 film), but she totally nailed the drag queen elements of the role:
"Kiss The Girl," by the way, is one of the best Disney songs (perhaps only behind "I Wan'na Be Like You") in the canon. Here's Tituss Burgess totally rocking it:
We'd be remiss to not include "Under the Sea":
Oh man, did Sara Bareilles nail Ariel's voice:
Nice mustache, Uncle Jesse. Here he is as Chef Louis doing "Les Poissons," proclaiming his love of seafood:
A real show-stopper was violinist Sandy Cameron, who performed a suite of the film's score to kick off the show's second act:
One of best moments of the whole night wasn't even specific to The Little Mermaid. Opening the show was Alan Menken, performing a solo medley of songs he wrote with the late Howard Ashman. Together, Menken and Ashman wrote the soundtrack to some of the most beloved Disney films of the last 30 years, including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and Newsies:
The final performance of The Little Mermaid in Concert is tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, and tickets are still available through Ticketmaster.