劇団四季

The Little Mermaid

Opening onCANAL CITY HAKATA
in August 2017

Introduction

The Disney Musical The Little Mermaid Advances to Fukuoka!
Opening on August 11th, 2017

The musical The Little Mermaid, a stage adaption of the Disney animation feature released in 1989, premiered on Broadway in New York in 2008. The stage which was depicted at immense scale and spectacularly recreated the world of the animation film caused a global buzz. In 2012, the “European version” which expressed the mystic world of the sea using theatrical methods was revealed. Richer in creativity and style, this version was first presented in the Netherlands, followed by a production in Moscow, Russia as well.

The Japanese production in Tokyo premiered in 2013, a year after the European version came into this world. While the Japanese version was based on the European version, Disney and Shiki’s creative teams joined hands to further upscale the production, and enhanced the visual effects of the entire stage. The Japanese version is the result of new evolution.

The beautiful world of the sea which exceeded people’s imagination brought great responses, and the theatre saw a full-house audience day after day. The production made a long running record of four years. In 2016, the show was remounted as the grand opening title for a new theatre newly been built in Nagoya. With interest for the title higher in demand than ever, this summer, it will land on Kyushu for the first time, counting its third home city in Japan.

Please look forward to watching this musical created in new dimensions, presented by Shiki and Disney.

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?

Seat Chart

Seat Chart

Price

SeatAdultChild
(Family Area)
S110,800yen
S10,800yen5,400yen
A18,640yen4,320yen
A28,640yen4,320yen
B6,480yen
C3,240yen

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

Price

HOW TO RESERVE TICKETS

1. PHONE SERVICE (SHIKI RESERVATION CENTRE)

(Please note that you may be kept waiting due to limited number of English speakers.)

Domestic calls to: 0120-489-444 (10:00am to 6:00pm Japan time)
International calls to: +81-45-904-4711 (10:00am to 6:00pm Japan time)

Payment method: We accept credit card only (VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS, and MASTER)

2."CANAL CITY HAKATA" BOX OFFICE

Open 11:00am-6:00pm (closed on non-performance days)

Payment method: We accept cash only

Contact for inquiries to: boxoffice@shiki.gr.jp.
* Tickets cannot be reserved by email.

THEATRE INFORMATION

Address
CANAL CITY HAKATA North Bldg. 4F
1-2-1,Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 812-0018
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By Train From Hakata Station (JR line): 15-minute walk

By Subway From Gion Station (Airport Line): 10-minute walk From Nakasu-Kawabata Station (Airport Line): 10-minute walk From Tenjin-minami Station (Airport Line): 15-minute walk

By Bus From Canal City Hakata-Mae Bus Stop (Seitetsu Bus) : nearby