Over the last few years, live television musical has totally taken over! Starting with Grease: Live (which starred Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jordan Fisher, and Carlos PenaVega), then Hairspray Live! (which starred Ariana Grande, Garrett Clayton, and Dove Cameron), and most recently Rent: Live (which starred Vanessa Hudgens and Jordan Fisher). On Tuesday, November 5, a Disney show was added into the mix when The Little Mermaid Live! swam into viewers’ hearts as the latest musical re-done for live television.
For those who missed it, the musical celebrated the 30th anniversary of the original animated film and starred Auli’i Cravalho as fans’ favorite red-headed mermaid, Ariel. She was joined under the sea by Queen Latifah as Ursula, Graham Phillips as Prince Eric, Shaggy as Sebastian, and John Stamos as Chef Louis.
The actors brought a unique spin to the live musical while also starring in animated interludes that played throughout the broadcast as an ode to the original film. The stars totally showed off their amazing vocals by breaking out in all the songs fans know and love. From classics, like “Part Of Your World,” to newer songs from the Broadway soundtrack, like “If Only,” the music brought viewers straight into a Disney dream world.
Scroll through our gallery to check out all the best moments from the Little Mermaid Live! From costumes to songs and everything in between.
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