Stage Entertainment, in cooperation with Disney Theatrical Productions, will present the Dutch premiere of The Little Mermaid, which premiered on Broadway in 2007. After presenting Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, the Netherlands is the first country to scoop the European premiere of the Disney musical. Disney's The Little Mermaid opens on Saturday May 12, premiering at Martini Plaza in Groningen and then playing larger theaters in the Netherlands. Casting will be announced soon.
The story of The Little Mermaid was inspired by the famous short story from 1836 by Hans Christian Andersen and based on the Disney film The Little Mermaid in 1989. The script for the musical is written by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright and translated by Martine Bijl.
Featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, the Broadway cast included Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis.
Disney's The Little Mermaid plays from May 2012 show in theaters in Groningen, Heerlen, Breda, Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam and Eindhoven. Ticket sales will open next week. Tickets are available at (0900 - 1353 45 cpm) or the theaters.