The Little Mermaid - Theatrical Production Tickets for Sale
The Little Mermaid has added a musical production to her list of accomplishments. This is almost as impressive as snagging the prince and defeating a sea witch! Actually, given the amount of blood, sweat, and tears most productions endure, the arrival on Broadway, stages throughout the world, and theaters through North America may be her greatest feat yet. The Little Mermaid tickets are currently taking her to landlocked cities while on a tour of the rest of the United States.
The domestic tour has been long coming. The Little Mermaid musical enjoyed a two-year residence from November 2007 to August 30, 2009 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and was supposed to have a mere break of a few months before beginning the Disney Theatrical production’s first U.S. Tour. Alas, the show embarked on a visit to Europe first, but it is here now for a jaunt through the states in 2012 an 2013. In place of a true national tour, many regional theaters have been granted the rights to put on a local production. These are not community theater enthusiasts, but the actors and actresses working on coming to Broadway. Thus, these shows, as well as a retooled show arriving from Europe should provide plenty of opportunity to enjoy the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s Ariel reimagined by contemporary writers and composer Alan Menken (music), Glenn Slater (lyrics), Howard Ashman (lyrics), and Doug Wright (book).
Disney was destined to try and adapt the hit animated feature into a movie. However, like the Lion King, the Little Mermaid’s story made it difficult to stage. The magical elements and the shift from the ocean floor to the land proved a daunting task. Wright dealt with magical events that simply became too difficult to feasibly turn into moments on a live stage by altering them. For instance Ursula does not become a giant during the battle. Instead the simple destruction of magical shell replaces impalement by ship, an end that also might prove too dramatic for the children in the audience. Also, the set designers decided that the use of inline skates would enable the clear differentiation between sea and land, recreating the fluid motion of creatures in the ocean. Add a little bit of change in lighting and the trip is complete, and Little Mermaid tickets to the see musical are a reality.