The Little Mermaid in Concert

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Bright young women, sick of swimmin', ready to stand!

Long before Nemo was a twinkle in Marlin's eye, we had the original Disney fish movie – The Little Mermaid. The musical tale of Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and Prince Eric started what came to be known as the Disney Renaissance, and it was the first of now-familiar yearly summer Disney blockbusters. 

The troubling gender politics of a 16-year-old literally giving up her voice to marry a man she has never met aside, the movie is one of Disney's most beloved. The reason, of course, is Alan Menken's unforgettable music – and that hot crustacean band. You know how it goes: the newt play the flute, the carp play the harp, the plaice play the bass, and they soundin' sharp. But this time those rockin' fish are going to have a little help – from none other than the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, which will play the score live with the movie. 

That means all your favourites, including 'Under the Sea', 'Poor Unfortunate Soul', 'Kiss the Girl' and of course, 'Part of Your World'.

Look at this stuff, isn't it neat...

 

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