Meaning Of The Play 'The Little Mermaid'

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The show “The Little Mermaid” opened on January 10, 2008 on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and closed on August 30, 2009. The cast size is about forty-three people not including understudies(there are seventeen understudies). http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/Cast/5011/The-Little-Mermaid-at-Lunt-Fontanne-Theatre. The musical’s storyline is about a young mermaid, Ariel, who often disobeys rules and is fascinated with human world and often goes to the sea’s surface that is “off-limits” according to her father, the sea king. One of the times she goes up to the surface she witness a ship caught in a storm and when the ship starts to sink Ariel spots Prince Eric, a human, drowning. She brings him to shore, sings a song,
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In the song’s lyrics Sebastian sings about all the wonderful things on the ocean floor to keep Ariel from leaving. The importance of this song to the show is that without the song no one would really know how much King Triton wanted to keep Ariel in the sea. Sebastian, King Triton’s some type of advisor, sang the song and talked about all the wonderful things hoping to convince Ariel to stay.(http://www.overthinkingit.com/2011/10/04/little-mermaid-under-the-sea/ & https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&es_th=1&ie=UTF-8#q=under%20the%20sea%20lyrics&es_th=1) I think that the show without this song wouldn 't have been an as good show. The only other way to portray the fact that King Triton forbid Ariel to go up to the surface would be by talking or shouting at her. The music and dancing are also one of the best dances from all of dances in the broadway performance, in my…show more content…
The Little Mermaid” is a fictional show fantasy and magical aspects according to many reviews about the Broadway production and the website. For example, one of the biggest hints is that main characters are merfolk and talking fish. Another example is how Ursula uses magic to transform Ariel 's tail into legs and takes away her voice and stores it in a seashell. That can and would never happen in the real world. The sea creatures helped stop a big wedding on a ship is a great example of fantasy. http://www.mtishows.com/disneys-the-little-mermaid Other shows like “The Little Mermaid” are Alladin and Mary Poppins and Lion
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