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The Little Mermaid Live Musical Event on ABC

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! - It's smooth sailing for "The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!" rehearsals for the live event airing TUESDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00 - 10:00 p.m. EST), live on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

What to expect from The Little Mermaid Live Musical Event on ABC

Enjoy these behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos from The Little Mermaid Live! Scroll down to find out how to watch the live television event!

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! – It’s smooth sailing for “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!” rehearsals for the live event airing TUESDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST), live on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! – It’s smooth sailing for “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!” rehearsals for the live event airing TUESDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST), live on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! – It’s smooth sailing for “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!” rehearsals for the live event airing TUESDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST), live on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! – It’s smooth sailing for “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!” rehearsals for the live event airing TUESDAY, NOV. 5 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EST), live on ABC. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

 

When: Tuesday November 5th at 8pm Eastern.

How to watch:

The event will be aired live on ABC.

If you don’t have cable: The event can be viewed on ABC.com or through the ABC app on your smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android). It can be accessed via the ABC channel on select streaming services, including Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV. However, in order to use said channels, you will need a cable provider. The fix? Try services like Hulu + Live TV or YouTube TV, which offer free 7-day trials.

ABC can also be accessed with a digital antenna.

From the press release:

To honor the 30th anniversary of one of the most beloved Disney films of all time, The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC are proud to present a spectacular, live musical event showcasing “The Little Mermaid.” The announcement was made today by Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. This special tribute to the original animated classic and its timeless music will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. This never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award®-winning Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer, Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the star-studded spectacular.

Casting:

Following her breakout role as the voice of Moana in the Walt Disney Pictures film “Moana,” Auli’i Cravalho will make a splash as Ariel in the live studio production of “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!” Oscar®-nominated, and GRAMMY®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning R&B artist, actor and producer Queen Latifah is set to play Ursula. Renowned reggae musician, singer, DJ, actor and GRAMMY-winning artist Shaggy will voice the beloved crustacean, Sebastian, in this musical reinterpretation.

For more information, visit: https://abc.com/shows/the-little-mermaid-live

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