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First Look At "The Little Mermaid" Live At The Hollywood Bowl

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Stop the presses because Disney is currently producing a live concert production of "The Little Mermaid" at the Hollywood Bowl that has every Disney fan freaking out! It features an all star cast including: Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Darren Criss as Prince Eric, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Norm Lewis as King Triton, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Joshua Colley as Flounder, and the original Ariel herself, Jodi Benson, sings a few of the classic hits as well. This production looks to be a HUGE success and for those of us unlucky enough to not be able sell our voice to an evil sea witch to acquire some tickets, here are some videos we can live vicariously through and sing along too!

What's so nice about it being a concert version is the production is able to combine the original film (shown on screens throughout the venue) along with the live performances in such a way as to nostalgically bring back some warmth and familiarity from our childhood along with the lovely new renditions of the songs provided by the cast. Here is part of the opening number with live orchestration!

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Sara Bareilles (whose musical Waitress is currently playing on Broadway) slaying the classic "Part of Your World".

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And a close up because that was good enough to see twice, also check out that dress and the nod to Ariel's red hair!

Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect) singing "Poor Unfortunate Souls". Her hilarious take on Ursula had the audience rolling in the aisles!

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Darren Criss (Glee) singing "Her Voice", a song from the original Broadway version of the show. Here he accompanies himself with his guitar playing because, according to him, he cannot play the flute like his movie counterpart.

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The INCREDIBLY talented Tituss Burgess with one of the numbers we all have been waiting for, "Kiss the Girl". Tituss actually played the original Sebastian in the Broadway production before going on to his The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fame.

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Tituss singing "Under the Sea". Sing it, SING IT!!!

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John Stamos in his hilarious cameo as the French Chef Louis singing "Les Poissons".

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Norm Lewis as Ariel's father, King Triton, singing "The World Above (Reprise)" an added song from the Broadway production as well. Norm Lewis is a musical theatre legend who originated the role in the Broadway version.

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IT'S JODI!!! Jodi Benson is the singing voice voice behind the movie Ariel herself and she thankfully graced us with this performance of "Part of Your World".

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In these up close performance shots you can really see the cast in action!

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In this shot of the cast you can see some of the incredible hair, makeup, and costuming. They all look so thrilled! (we are assuming that is a smile under John's mustache)

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And what show would be complete without some fireworks?! And oh how the Disney fans did rejoice!

There is still one more chance to catch a performance of this incredible show, unfortunately without Miss Bareilles but Jodi will be taking over for her, on Monday June 6th and you should probably swim not walk to get some tickets fast before they are all gone!


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