Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Little Mermaid Makes a Splash

The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway last Tuesday to moderate reviews. Most critics say that it was neither spectacular nor bad- it was just there. No matter, I for one would love to see it. I 've read quite a bit about it this past week and watched some video. If nothing else, the technical aspects are beautiful. I also found a place on the web where you can hear demo recordings of the new songs in the score- some beautiful stuff, but what can anyone expect from Alan Menken? He is the greatest of the greats when it comes to character songwriting and wow, does he know how to write a melody that will stick in your brain. In other Disney muscial news, I read that the Broadway production of Tarzan will have an entire creative make-over with new sets, costumes and direction. That is not so exciting, but what is is that the premeire of this new production will debut in January 2009 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta!

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