Earlier this month it was announced that there will be an incredible event at the Hollywood Bowl. “The Little Mermaid: Live in Concert“, starring Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Titus Burgess as Sebastian, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Darren Criss as Eric, and Joshua Colley as Flounder. It was scheduled just for June 4th, but shortly after advanced ticket sales began a June 3rd date was added.
We now just got word that a third concert date was added for Monday, June 6th! The even bigger announcement? The June 6th performance will feature Jodi Benson reprising her role as Ariel! The performance will have additional special guest stars Susan Egan (Meg from “Hercules”, the original Belle on Broadway’s “Beauty and the Beast”), and Brad Kane, who did the singing voice of Aladdin in “Aladdin”.
Benson couldn’t be happier to get to re-visit the role of Ariel, which she originated. She had this to say about the concert:
“I’m so thrilled and incredibly blessed to be invited once again to sing at the Hollywood Bowl—and this time as my beloved Ariel during this unique commemoration of our movie, The Little Mermaid,” said Benson. “It’s such a special honor to celebrate my 30th anniversary with the Walt Disney Company by standing on the Hollywood Bowl stage and singing the beautiful music of the brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. I am truly honored and eternally grateful to Howard and Alan and our directors, Ron Clements and John Musker, for allowing me to bring Ariel to life and to be ‘part of your world’ for all of these many amazing years.”
The concert will accompany the celebrity singers with a live orchestra, with “The Little Mermaid” movie playing on the Hollywood Bowl screens. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 27th at 10am at Ticketmaster.com for the June 6th concert, the June 3rd & 4th concert tickets are already available.
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