Songs from Disney’s The Little Mermaid were performed live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
The Hollywood Bowl made a huge splash this weekend going “Under The Sea” with a dazzling production of The Little Mermaid in Concert. The production featured a screening of the film, accompanied by live performances of the musical numbers from the iconic Disney flick. A 71-piece orchestra backed the performers, complimenting their vocals wonderfully.
Jodi Benson led the cast as Ariel. Benson, the original voice of the redheaded mermaid from the Disney film, didn’t miss a beat as she lit up the stage at the Hollywood Bowl. The Disney legend’s rendition of “Part of Your World” brought the audience to their feet.
Hollywood star Rebel Wilson brought humor and sass to her turn as Ursula. Her version of “Poor, Unfortunate Souls” left the audience in stitches. Television star John Stamos also proved he had legit chops, and the audience ate it up. His menacing Chef Louis was full of energy and pizzazz.
The stand out performance of the show was Tituss Burgess as the cranky crab, Sebastian. Burgess, who originated the role on Broadway, radiated on stage. His vocal stylings on the legendary songs “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl” were perfection. The cast member of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” proved why he is a bonafide star.
The show featured four songs from the original Broadway version of “The Little Mermaid.” The tunes were not featured in the film version but were the perfect touch for the Hollywood Bowl staging.
When the cast reappeared on stage performing “Under the Sea” for the encore, the audience roared, proving The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that never goes out of style.