ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

If you're a total Disneyphile who lives in or around the Los Angeles area, then you're in for a real treat! Yesterday, Billboard announced that a live performance of The Little Mermaid is coming to the legendary Hollywood Bowl, and it boasts an all-star cast to draw you in and make you a part of their world.

As the animated Disney classic plays on the big screen, the score will be performed by a 71-piece orchestra and accompanied by several major celebrities who will be lending their voices to these famous characters. Check out the casting below for the live rendition of The Little Mermaid:

Sara Bareilles As Ariel

While Bareilles might not necessarily look the part, this casting clearly aims to showcase the star's vocal talents. And Bareilles absolutely has a voice worthy of this iconic character.

Darren Criss As Prince Eric

We know that Glee star Criss has the pipes, but he also has the princely good looks to fit the bill.

Rebel Wilson As Ursula

Talk about some "pitch perfect" casting.

Tituss Burgess As Sebastian

The hilarious Burgess of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt originated the role in the Broadway version of The Little Mermaid. Sadly, I doubt we'll hear any of "Peeno Noir."

John Stamos As Chef Louis

Looks like Uncle Jesse will have to trade in his mullet and love of The Beach Boys for a French-accented quick rendition of "Les Poissons."

Norm Lewis As King Triton

As another Broadway Little Mermaid veteran, there's no double that Lewis will kill it in his role as King Triton.

Since not everyone will be lucky enough to snag a ticket to this event, I'm hoping it gets extended beyond the June 4-only special event.

Tickets for this musical extravaganza will go on sale starting April 9 on Ticketmaster.

What do you think of this casting? Let us know in the comments section.

(Source: Billboard)


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