劇団四季

The Little Mermaid

NagoyaCurrently playing
at the Nagoya Shiki Theatre
closes on Sunday, August 26, 2018
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FukuokaCurrently playing
at Canal City Theatre
closes on Sunday, November 4, 2018
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OsakaScheduled to open
at the Osaka Shiki Theatre
on Saturday, October 13, 2018

Introduction

A mystic world beneath the sea which surpasses imagination
– THE LITTLE MERMAID, a new musical dimension presented by Shiki and Disney

THE LITTLE MERMAID the musical is the stage adaptation of the Disney animated feature film released in 1989, which premiered on Broadway in New York in 2008. The production generated a buzz all over the world for the spectacular ways in which it recreated the world of the animated film on a grand scale. Then in 2012, the European version was released, and the mystic world beneath the sea was depicted using theatrical methods. Richer in creativity and more highly sophisticated, this version was first presented in the Netherlands, then in Russia.

A year after the premiere of the European version, the Japanese production opened in Tokyo in 2013. While Shiki’s production is a version which further deepened the European version, Disney and Shiki’s creative teams have collaborated to richen the show even more in terms of the visual impact of the whole stage. As a result, THE LITTLE MERMAID in Japan has become a newly evolved production. Beautiful beyond imagination, the world beneath the sea evoked a massive response from the audience, and the production has been playing to a full house every day. The show held the record for the longest running musical for four years. In 2016, it opened as the very first production of a newly built theatre in Nagoya, and in the summer of 2017, with the show attracting greater attention, it opened for the first time in Fukuoka, making it the third city in Japan to host this show.

Presented by Shiki and Disney, THE LITTLE MERMAID offers a new musical dimension that is sure to inspire you.

Story

Opening her path to the future on her own,
the story of Princess Ariel will give you courage and hope.

Ariel, a girl full of curiosity, embarks on a journey with her childhood fish friend, Flounder.

One day, Ariel goes near a sailing ship, and finds Eric, the human prince. She instantly falls in love with him. However, the ship gets caught in a storm, sinking in front of her eyes, and Eric is thrown out to the sea. Holding the drowning Eric in her arms, Ariel desperately swims towards the surface of the sea. She drags him on to the shore, and sings while taking care of him. Although Eric was still in a daze, Ariel’s beautiful singing voice was etched into his memory. He is attracted to the voice which has saved him, and sets his heart to finding the woman who owns the voice.

Meanwhile, Ariel’s longing for the world above and her love for Eric kept growing even more, despite her father Triton’s warnings. And it was Ursula, the witch of the sea, who then set her eyes on her.

Ursula presents a deal to Ariel saying “In exchange of your beautiful voice, I can turn you to human for three days only. And if Prince Eric kisses you within these three days, you can remain a human”. But she also adds that if Ariel cannot kiss Prince Eric within the three days, her soul will belong to Ursula. Ursula tricks the confused and conflicted Ariel, and finally makes her sign the agreement. Ariel’s flippers turn into human feet as she heads to the world on land which she had always dreamed of.

Ursula was actually the sister of King Triton. She had been jealous of her younger brother who had banished her from the kingdom, and had been plotting to take her revenge using his beloved daughter Ariel’s young love, and to take away his power for herself.

Not knowing any of this, Ariel reaches the human world and is invited to the castle by Prince Eric. However, having her voice taken away, she has no way to let him know that it was her who saved him and that she is the “Voice” that Eric is searching for.

The time limit for Ursula’s deal approaches. What will become of Ariel’s love?

Nagoya

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Price

SeatAdultChild
(Family Area)
S10,800yen5,400yen
A8,640yen4,320yen
B6,480yen
C3,240yen

※ Child(Family Area)・・・Age range from 3 to 12 years old children

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Fukuoka

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Seat Chart

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Price

SeatAdultChild
(Family Area)
S10,800yen5,400yen
A8,640yen4,320yen
B6,480yen
C3,240yen

※ Child(Family Area)・・・Age range from 3 to 12 years old children

Price Price