For two years, a joint project of Stage Entertainment and Disney gave joy, bright emotions and vivid impressions to viewers of all ages. Since the premiere at the Russia Theater at the beginning of October 2012, the musical showed outstanding results for the Russian market.
“The box office performance amounted to nearly 1.5 billion rubles. At the same time, almost 700,000 spectators visited “The Little Mermaid”, – sums up the rental, the head of the Russian theater company, Stage Entertainment, Dmitry Bogachev. “It is very important for us that both adults and children leave the theater in a great mood and tell about their amazingly beautiful production to their relatives and friends.”
The musical was appreciated not only by the audience, but also by theater critics. The Little Mermaid is nominated for the highest theatrical award “Golden Mask” in four categories at once: “Best Musical”, “Best Conductor”, “Best Female Role” and “Best Male Role”.
The popularity of the musical has long overstepped the borders of our country – viewers from Europe and the USA came to watch the production. The stars of the musical “Little Mermaid” Natalia Bystrov and Evgeny Zaitsev were officially invited to Copenhagen to take part in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Little Mermaid statue and to perform several numbers from the Russian production at a grandiose concert for tens of thousands of tourists from around the world.
In the creative team, who worked on the creation of the musical “Little Mermaid”, included outstanding theatrical figures. The play sounds like classic songs “In Your World”, “Kiss”, Oscar-winning composition “At the Depth” of eight-time Oscar winner by composer Alan Menken in collaboration with Howard Eshman, and 10 new works by Alan Menken and Glen Slater .
The script of the new musical was written by the owner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Prize Dag Wright.
The musical “The Little Mermaid” will run until April 13, inclusive, 8 times a week, except Monday at 7:00 pm on weekdays, 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm on weekends