Growing up as a child, one of my most loved Disney movies would have to be The Little Mermaid. It is hard to believe that this year is the 30th year anniversary of The Little Mermaid since being released in 1989!
I believe that The Little Mermaid has stayed so popular over the years, is of course, credit to its unforgettable music we all grew up to love like Under the Sea and who could forget Part of Your World when Ariel sings
“Up where they walk Up where they run Up where they stay all day in the sun Wanderin' free Wish I could be Part of that world” ……
I believe this song played a big part with most girls growing up in the 90’s wanting to be free and somewhat rebel against their parents, I know I did.
The story takes us on the journey of rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson,) who is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which is forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days.
Watching the movie live with a full Orchestra, gave me goose bumps, it’s a somewhat nostalgic feeling taking the audience back to when they first saw the film in the 90s.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which plays the award winning original score by Alan Menken is truly amazing and second to none! They had everyone in the audience clapping and singing throughout the film and a huge standing ovation at the end.
The orchestra was led by the world class conductor Nicholas Buc, who quoted,
Every kid who grew up with the film knows Under The Sea by heart, and they’ll get the chance to relive their childhood through this wonderful live experience."
And that’s exactly what we all did, reliving the classic tale of Ariel along with her friends Flounder and Sebastian, the audience dived into a magical world under the sea.
If you'd like to learn more about Alan Menken’s score for The Little Mermaid i highly recommend you get to the convert early to listen to the film experts, Dr Dan Golding, Andrew Pogson and Conductor, Nicholas Buc, for a pre-concert talk held inside Hamer Hall.
WHERE Arts Centre Melbourne WHEN 6 - 7 September 2019 BOOK NOW
The concert duration - two hours, with a 20-minute interval mid-way.
Photo Booth available on level 2 and level 6 of the Hammer Hall where you can take souvenir photos to take home.
Get in early for the pre-concert talk held inside Hamer Hall.
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