April 7, 2016


Rebel Wilson, Sara Bareilles to Perform in 'The Little Mermaid' Musical This Summer

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The soundtrack of The Little Mermaid, with its timeless topical vibes and whiny accordion crescendos, is coming to the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater this summer, where it will be performed by a celebrity cast. Entertainment Weekly reports that Rebel Wilson, Sara Bareilles, John Stamos, Tituss Burgess and Darren Ciss will be accompanied by a full orchestra as they sing hits like "Under The Sea" and other swashbuckling tunes from composer Alan Menken's original score. 

Barielles is primed to play Arielle, while Wilson will helm the dark role of Ursula. John Stamos will assume the role of Chef Louis and no doubt sing whimsically in French about preparing seafood. Burgess will round out the cast as Sebastian the crab—a role he played in Disney's earlier iteration of the musical on Broadway. 

The Little Mermaid debuted as a broadway musical in 2007—18 years after the animated classic hit theaters in 1989. The show takes place on June 4 and tickets go on sale April 9.