I don't know whether to feel repulsed or ecstatic. Ariel has been my dream role number 1 for as long as I can remember (Part of Your World was the first song I learned to sing all the way through), but part of me things Disney shows just shouldn't be touched...I've seen way too many people try to pull of Beauty and the Beast and it just ended badly.
From The Broadway Theatre Workshop
The thing is with this is that I thought (read: heard) that the Little Mermaid was being reconceptualized, getting a whole new director and choreographer before the National Tour gets launched? I know that on the Disney on Broadway website, the TLM page no longer says 'National Tour starts Fall 2010'. It just seems strange to me, to be workshopping a jr. version of a show that could change drastically by the next time it gets performed professionally.[/url]