Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Poor Unfortunate Show

The new musical stage version of Disney's The Little Mermaid was harpooned by the Broadway critics following its opening night last week. Perhaps the coral codpieces had something to do with it. They should retitle that song "Underwhelm the Sea".

Newcomer Sierra Boggess, making her Broadway debut as the title character, seems to fare much better with "Part of Your World", coming as close to capturing the innocence and wonder that original Ariel Jodi Benson did in the animated classic as anyone else who has ever attempted to sing that song.

In more Disney stage news, Mary Poppins has closed in London and Tarzan will soon swing into the regional theater circuit.

UPDATE: Well, at least it got one good review.

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