The Little Mermaid is being turned into a musical

We cannot wait

The Little Mermaid

We cannot wait

Words – C. Molly Smith

From the editors of HelloGiggles

We recently reported the sad reason why Disney Princesses don't have mothers, but you'll be pleased to hear the latest Disney-related news is a lot happier.

ABC’s next live musical is The Little Mermaid, and we couldn’t be more excited. According to, the show’s full title is slated as The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live. Sounds amazing!

Like the 1989 film, the story will follow the young, mermaid princess Ariel, who hands over her voice (and gift for singing) to sea witch Ursula, in exchange for the ability to walk amongst humans in order to woo Prince Eric.

The production is set to air on Tuesday the 3rd of October and will be a two-hour, hybrid live-action and animated event. And in case you were wondering, yes, the show absolutely will feature standout songs from the Disney classic.

A celebrity cast has yet to be announced, but we desperately need Tituss Burgess to reprise the role of Sebastian, which he played on Broadway and also at a summer concert event at the Hollywood Bowl – alongside Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Darren Criss as Prince Eric, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Joshua Colley as Flounder, and John Stamos as Chef Louis.

Hear that, ABC? We demand Burgess back – and would certainly be open to other returns as well.

This is so just the tip of the iceberg as far as The Little Mermaid news is concerned. Disney has a live-action feature in the works, for example, with none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda on board.

There’s no such thing as too much Mermaid, so please, please, please let the good news keep coming!

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