Disney celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic animated film with a full orchestra and a star-studded cast.
Disney's The Little Mermaid is turning 30 this year, and while some millennials will be celebrating with an "Under the Sea"-themed party, others who saw the animated film when it first hit theaters in 1989 might be feeling like "Poor Unfortunate Souls" realizing they've aged three decades.
But it's 2019, 30 is the new 20 and our favorite films like Rudy and Breakfast at Tiffany's are being celebrated in live settings with orchestral accompaniment. Returning after debuting in 2016, Disney's The Little Mermaid Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl, on May 17 and 18, celebrates the film written and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker with two evenings of music that include Glee's Lea Michele as Ariel, Mrs. Doubtfire's Harvey Fierstein as Ursula and Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong fame who has appeared in Disney films like Coco and the Cars trilogy, appearing as The Little Mermaid's lobster-loving Chef Louis.
The live show will also feature Peter Gallagher as King Triton, Leo Gallo as Prince Eric and Ken Page as Sebastian, taking place at the "Hollywood Fish Bowl Dive-In Theatre" with plans to remake the iconic venue into an ocean paradise. Music from the Oscar and Grammy-winning score, as well as Broadway’s The Little Mermaid, will be performed by a live orchestra led by conductor Michael Kosarin, followed by an encore from the film's composer Alan Menken, whose credits include Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas.