The Little Mermaid on Broadway is a musical based on the hit film of the same name. When you are here with your Manhattan rent a car, you will not want to miss this, especially if you are coming with kids. Although it is not currently open, the production is in the works and will be ready for you to see with your Manhattan rent a car in December 2007.
The story is based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. Music is being written by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater. This will be added to the original lyrics written by Howard Ashman and the book by Doug Wright. The director is making her Broadway debut – Francesca Zambello. You can catch this at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre with your Manhattan rent a car, where you can see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway until July 2007, when that production will close to prepare for the opening of The Little Mermaid.
Under the sea
You are likely familiar with the tale even before you come with your Manhattan rent a car. The story of The Little Mermaid follows Ariel, a strong teenager who is sick of life under the sea and ignores her father’s warning of the world above. Ariel loves to explore sunken ships to see human treasures and goes to the surface to learn about humans from a confused seagull.
Under the sea, Ursula the evil sea witch is watching Ariel. Ursula would like to get revenge on King Triton, Ariel’s father, for banishing Ursula from the kingdom. Ursula knows of Ariel’s obsession with the human world and will use that against King Triton.
One day, Ariel hears a lot of noise and commotion above her. She goes to the surface where she sees a fireworks display in celebration of Prince Eric’s birthday. Ariel falls in love with the prince. All of a sudden the celebration is cut short by a storm. Eric falls into the sea and almost drowns, but Ariel saves him and sings to him until just before he wakes up. Eric falls in love with the voice that he heard.
Ursula uses the information she has gathered about Ariel to make her a deal she can’t resist: Ariel will be human for three days. If she can get Eric to kiss her before that time, she can remain human, If not, she will go to the garden of lost merfolk. As payment, Ursula takes Ariel’s voice. All of this unfolds on stage when you visit with your Manhattan rent a car.
Disney musicals are great to see with kids when you are visiting with your Manhattan rent a car. These productions have great costumes, colors, and special effects that kids love. And they will be familiar with the story – so kids won’t get bored. There are new songs and scenes added to the play that will be different from the movie version.