Tuesday, March 06, 2007


How do mermaids dance?
Walt Disney Theatrical Productions is putting together a Broadway musical version of The Little Mermaid. WDTP, which also produced the Lion King and Beauty and the Beast Broadway versions, will colaborate with Alan Menken, composer of all the original Little Mermaid tunes, who will write a bunch of new tunes for the production.

There are two confirmed cast for the production: Sierra Boggess as Ariel and Norm Lewis as King Triton. The musical will have its world premiere at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on July 26, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The musical will officially open on Broadway on December 6, 2007.

I must ask this question: Can Ariel dance when she is a mermaid? The glitz of Broadway productions is the choreographed dancers. Will Ariel be sitting on a rock being pushed around while all the fish are dancing? Now that I mention it, fish don't have legs and everyone else will be mermaids! How the heck are they gonna pull this off?!

I may have to shell out the money to go see this when it comes to Vancouver.

Check out the official website and blog.


Katie said...

Well, there are people working on it who are paid money to make things like mermaids dancing work. I've seen some stage productions be very creative with how they handle possible limitations... and I've also seen really cheesy ways to deal with it. Guess we'll just wait and see.

toast said...

Yes...We'll see...

coolshades said...

Well they managed to make the Beast change into a human right on stage for Beauty and the Beast. If they can do that, I'm sure they can make mermaids dance... :)

Liz Orbitron said...

Maybe they'll just have all the mermaids and fish on rocks being pushed around.