The Little Mermaid: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Little Mermaid takes you under the sea and tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid who longs to explore the human world and falls in love with Prince Eric. Determined to be with him, Ariel makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human. With the help of her friends, Ariel faces challenges and discovers the true meaning of love and self-discovery. The Little Mermaid is a tale of bravery, friendship, and the beauty of following your heart.

Musical Information

Musical Type: 1989 Film/Contemporary Musical (2007)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Fairy Tale

Setting: The Sea

Creative Team

Music: Alan Menken

Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater

Book: Doug Wright

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (2008)➝

Live Cast (2019)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


2000s, AnimalsDisney, Family-Friendly, Fantasy, Female Lead, Magic, PopularRoyalty, Summer

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