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Moana's Auli'i Cravalho to Play Ariel in ABC's Live 'Little Mermaid' Concert!

Moana's Auli'i Cravalho to Play Ariel in ABC's Live 'Little Mermaid' Concert!

ABC is moving forward with the live concert production of The Little Mermaid and the initial casting has been announced!

Auli’i Cravalho, who voiced the title character in the Oscar-nominated movie Moana, is playing Ariel and Queen Latifah is set to play Ursula.

Reggae singer Shaggy is going to play Sebastian.

The live event will happen in front of a studio audience and it will air on Tuesday, November 5 at 8pm. The special will interweave the live performances with clips from the animated movie. Music from the Broadway stage version of the musical will be included.

A live concert production of The Little Mermaid has been staged at the Hollywood Bowl two times so far, with Sara Bareilles and Lea Michele leading the casts. The film played on a big screen and whenever a song happened, the film would pause and the actors would come out on stage to perform the number.

There’s also a live film adaptation starring Halle Bailey in the works!

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