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''The Little Mermaid'' is a Broadway musical adapted from the 1989 film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.

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''The Little Mermaid'' is a Broadway musical adapted from the 1989 film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.''WesternAnimation/{{The Little Mermaid|1989}}''.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Ursula's character design shows less inspiration from Divine than in the original movie, and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.



* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Flotsam and Jetsam are electric eels here instead of Moray eels.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: King Triton. He banished his sister Ursula when she became a murdering tyrant for her half of the sea. His solution to Ariel rebelling is to threaten to ground her for a year.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: King Triton. He banished his sister Ursula when she became a murdering tyrant for her half of the sea. His solution to Ariel rebelling is to threaten to ground her for a year.year.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Flotsam and Jetsam disappear near the end, leaving their fates uncertain.


* TookALevelInBadass: Flotsam and Jetsam, Ursula’s followers, seem much more threatening in the stage musical story and certainly are more devious.

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* TookALevelInBadass: [[SlipperyAsAnEel Flotsam and Jetsam, Jetsam]], Ursula’s followers, seem much more threatening in the stage musical story and certainly are more devious.


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* VillainSong: Ursula has ''two'': "Poor Unfortunate Souls" from the original and the new song "I Want the Good Times Back," where she sings about how much fun she had as a tyrant over her half of the sea.


''The Little Mermaid'' is a Broadway show based off of Disney's ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.

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''The Little Mermaid'' is a Broadway show based off of Disney's musical adapted from the 1989 film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.



* AdaptationExpansion: The Broadway musical expands on the backstories and the world: Ursula and Triton are siblings, and heirs to the sea, Eric is an orphaned prince who doesn't want to face his new responsibilities, and humans killed Ariel's mother.

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* AdaptationExpansion: The Broadway musical expands on the backstories and the world: Ursula and Triton are siblings, siblings (an element that was in the film draft's but got cut), and heirs to the sea, Eric is an orphaned prince who doesn't want to face his new responsibilities, and humans killed Ariel's mother.mother (incorporated from the prequel movie).

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-->'''Ursula:''' Lawyers. Don’t you just love ‘em!


* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[Franchise/DuckTales duck]]-"

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* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, version, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[Franchise/DuckTales duck]]-"


* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales duck]]-"

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* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales [[Franchise/DuckTales duck]]-"


* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[WesternAnimation/Ducktales duck]]-"

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* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[WesternAnimation/Ducktales [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales duck]]-"

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* ShoutOut: In the revised veesion, when he's explaining the dinglehopper to Ariel and Flounder, Scuttle explains that "humans like to wear their hair in tails - a pony, or a pig, or a [[WesternAnimation/Ducktales duck]]-"


* AdaptedOut: Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.

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* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
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Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.impractical.
** Ursula's alter-ego Vanessa isn't in the play. She was intended to appear but was removed when her original actress complained that introducing Vanessa made Ursula out of character.


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* AgeLift: In the Japanese version, Ariel is 18 years old, not 16.


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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Ursula is Ariel's aunt. She and Triton are siblings. This is [[DevelopmentGag reused]] from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier scripts]] from the film.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Ursula's character design shows less inspiration from Divine than in the original movie, and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.



* AdaptedOut: Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy:

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* AdaptedOut: Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy:
AdaptationalHeroism:


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* AdaptedOut:
** Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.impractical.
** Ursula's alter-ego Vanessa isn't in the play. She was intended to appear but was removed when her original actress complained that introducing Vanessa made Ursula OOC.


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* AgeLift: In the Japanese version, Ariel is 18 years old, not 16.


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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Ursula is Ariel's aunt. She and Triton are siblings. This is [[DevelopmentGag reused]] from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier scripts]] from the film. This was also later reused in the TwiceToldTale book series ''Literature/ATaleOf''.


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Ursula's character design shows less inspiration from Divine than in the original movie, and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.



* AdaptedOut: Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy:

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* AdaptedOut: Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy:
AdaptationalHeroism:


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* AdaptedOut:
** Eric's dog Max, who found Ariel both in human and mermaid guise. This is for pragmatic reasons, since having a trained dog onstage is impractical.impractical.
** Ursula's alter-ego Vanessa isn't in the play. She was intended to appear but was removed when her original actress complained that introducing Vanessa made Ursula OOC.


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* AgeLift: In the Japanese version, Ariel is 18 years old, not 16.


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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Ursula is Ariel's aunt. She and Triton are siblings. This is [[DevelopmentGag reused]] from [[WhatCouldHaveBeen earlier scripts]] from the film. This was also later reused in the TwiceToldTale book series ''Literature/ATaleOf''.


There are two versions of the play: the original Broadway version and the revised European one. The latter fixes some issues audiences had with the play, removes songs, and is easier to produce due to set simplifications. A major plor change in the revised version is that Triton had thought that humans had killed his wife when it was in actuality his sister Ursula.

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There are two versions of the play: the original Broadway version and the revised European one. The latter fixes some issues audiences had with the play, removes songs, and is easier to produce due to set simplifications. A major plor plot change in the revised version is that Triton had thought that humans had killed his wife when it was in actuality his sister Ursula.



** Flounder doesn't get any of his LetsGetDangerous moments from the animated movie, like helping Sebastian rescue Eric from the eels. He also comes off as more childlike

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** Flounder doesn't get any of his LetsGetDangerous moments from the animated movie, like helping Sebastian rescue Eric from the eels. He also comes off as more childlikechildlike.

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