At some point in all of our lives, we have weighed the consequences of making a “deal with the devil” to get something we really want. The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid princess who makes just such a deal with a sea witch to find out what life is like living as a human.
The Little Mermaid is a favorite production that attracts Disney lovers, children, and adults alike. The show is filled with catchy lyrics, unique sea creature characters, and lessons of life that come to the surface, so to speak. The concepts of not giving up on a dream, that no dream is too big or too small, and that we all have a voice so we should use it wisely are at the forefront of these messages and lessons.
The Story Of The Little Mermaid
The story of The Little Mermaid chronicles the life of a naive and somewhat rebellious 16-year-old mermaid named Ariel, who happens to be the daughter of Triton, King of the Sea.
Unhappy as a mermaid, Ariel longs to know what life on land would be like and the hope of love with a young prince who crossed her path on the water. Ariel makes a dangerous deal with Ursula, a sea witch who steals her voice while Ariel has three days on land to win the heart of her prince. If she can not make him fall in love with her in three days time she will lose her soul to the evil sea witch.
In the end, as with almost all Disney-inspired musicals, everything works out for the star-crossed lovers and they even receive the blessing of Triton as he accepts his daughter for who she wants to be.
Backdrops for Setting Under The Sea
As many of the scenes for The Little Mermaid occur either under the sea, on a boat, or on the coastline, Backdrops by Charles H. Stewart offers a wide assortment of backdrops that will work for this beloved performance.
This stunning Underwater Backdrop #2518 depicts a blue ocean with a coral reef and brightly colored sea life.
This Rocky Coast Backdrop #1488, showing a rocky beach with surrounding cliffs is the perfect combination of land and sea for Ariel and her prince.
Yet another option is the Tropical Beach Backdrop #2391 which is aesthetically pleasing with a beautiful tropical beach showing the ocean, and blue sky with clouds under the shade of palm trees.
Explore all of the backdrops for The Little Mermaid on our site and get started creating the perfect backdrop for your performance.