The Little Mermaid

In Concert, Live to Film


About the performance

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s classic 1989 animation, The Little Mermaid in concert, live to film with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra!

Showcasing the Academy Award winning original score by Alan Menken and featuring the beloved characters of Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, King Triton and Ursula on the big screen, the uplifting score will be brought to life by the MSO in these magical performances, conducted by Nicholas Buc.

“Every kid who grew up with the film knows Under The Sea by heart, and they’ll get the chance to relive their childhood through this wonderful live experience.”

- Nicholas Buc, conductor.

Award-winning American film composer Alan Menken has written numerous Disney scores including Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), Pocahontas (1995), each winning him two Academy Awards. Menken also composed the scores for Little Shop of Horrors (1986), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Enchanted (2007) and Tangled (2010) amongst many others.

Enjoy all the beloved songs from the iconic film including Under the Sea, Part of Your World and Kiss the Girl as you re-live this classic tale of Ariel and her magical world under the sea.


Nicholas Buc conductor

Running time

Two hours, including a 20-minute interval

Pre-concert talk

Learn more about Alan Menken’s score for The Little Mermaid from film experts, Dr Dan Golding, Andrew Pogson and Conductor, Nicholas Buc, from The Art of the Score podcast as they travel under the sea for this pre-concert talk held inside Hamer Hall.

Pre-concert talk times

Friday 6 September: 6.15pm
Saturday 7 September: 11.45am and 6.15pm

Rated G

All audience members, regardless of their age are required to hold a valid ticket, including a baby on your lap. Children aged 15 and under must be supervised by a ticketed adult.

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