Disney's The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.



Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World."

Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Disney's The Little Mermaid offers a fantastic creative opportunity for rich costumes and sets, as well as the chance to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.

A free, downloadable Production Handbook is available here (PDF). 

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Facilitate cueing, blocking and all of your production needs with this customizable copy of the libretto. 

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Change the key of any song and optimize your performer’s vocal range.

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Questions & Answers

August 03, 2020
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What does 'restrictions may apply' for The Little Mermaid ?

What might these be? I'm looking at the possibility of a secondary school in Melbourne doing this some time in 2021?

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February 06, 2020
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I Want the Good Times Back

Can "I Want the Good Times Back" and its reprise be licensed in place of "Daddy's Little Angel" and its reprise? Or is there any way to add it on to the license agreement?

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January 15, 2020
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MTI site won't let me into my account

I am courious as to when my scripts will be mailed. The show is set for the1st week in April.

Thank you.

Kate Bortner

Northern Nash High School

Show: The Little Mermaid

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November 07, 2019
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Differences

Are there any major differences between the Broadway and this version (other than the one replaced song)?

When did it close on Broadway?

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May 07, 2018
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Broadway keys and MTI keys

Are the keys for the songs through this licensing, the same keys that were done on Broadway?

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November 22, 2017
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Directors' Script/Reference Recording

This is my first experience directing a full version through MTI- I'm used to having a Director's Script but didn't see one in my materials, nor is it on the packing sheet. Is there such a thing, or am I supposed to use one of my 30 student libretti?

Also, is the reference recording for the full show or is it what I would expect to see on iTunes?

Thanks!

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May 09, 2017
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How to Secure Rights to Song on Soundtrack NOT in MTI package
On the Broadway soundtrack of Disney's The Little Mermaid there is song and reprise entitled "I Want the Good TImes Back." It was replaced by the song "Daddy's Little Angel" in subsequent productions. The latter song appears as part of MTI's package. Is it possible to use the original song and reprise in a production of "The Little Mermaid" and what is the process for securing the rights to that song and reprise?
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What is the average length time frame Under the Sea?
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December 22, 2016
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Transpositions
I'm confused about the time it takes to receive a transposition on demand song.... On one bullet point, it says 3 -4 weeks, but in small print underneath that, it says 10 -15 days. Could you clarify the exact time?
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July 20, 2016
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Is there a full instrumentation option for Little Mermaid?
The standard instrumentation indicates one trumpet and no trombone. The cast recordings include a second trumpet , trombone, and tuba.
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