‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Musical Event is Coming to ABC With ‘Moana’ Star Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel

/Film | 8/5/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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The next live musical set to make a splash on ABC is The Little Mermaid. Hot off the heels of the announcement of a newly diverse lead for the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, ABC is making an inspired casting choice for Ariel in this version, which was postponed from its original air date in October 2017. Moana star Auli’i Cravalho will lead the live musical event special, while Queen Latifah will play Ursula, and Grammy-winning musician Shaggy will play Sebastian. So now we finally know, how far she’ll go.

Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the Little Mermaid, ABC will hold a Little Mermaid live musical event special in front of a studio audience on November 5, 2019. Cravalho will lead the cast as Ariel, the curious mermaid who yearns to walk on land, while Queen Latifah will play the villain Ursula, and Shaggy takes on the role of the crab Sebastian. Additional cast will be announced at a later date.

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According to The Wrap, “the production will feature intricate sets and costumes,” plus “puppetry — yes, puppetry,” said ABC president Karey Burke. The puppets will likely be for the animal characters, including Ariel’s sidekick fish Flounder, the clumsy seagull Scuttle, and of course, Sebastian. Yes, Shaggy will probably be voicing a puppet crab.

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