Brace yourself: Rebel Wilson, Sara Bareilles, John Stamos, and more are going under the sea for one night only.



Your Dream of Seeing Rebel Wilson As Ursula Finally Came True

If you want to be where the people are, it’s time to book your flight to Los Angeles for June, because at least 20 thingamabobs are coming to The Hollywood Bowl. The famed LA venue is going to play host to a screening of The Little Mermaid, wrapped in all of your hopes and dreams for what a dream screening would be. That means a 71-piece live orchestra and a star-studded cast of actors ready to sing their aquatic hearts out. To make up for the dissolution of the Sofia Coppola remake (it ended because of “creative differences”), this may be our next best hope for reliving our childhood memories of taping cardboard to our feet and pretending to be mermaids.

This is what to expect when the fish out of water drops into the Bowl (if you have a LifeAlert, please grab it). Sara Bareilles is taking a break from being our low-key sweetheart and working on her Broadway adaptation of Waitress to lend her vocals to the film screening as Ariel, while Rebel Wilson is going full bad bitch to play Ursula—a matchup that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Rounding out the cast is Darren Criss singing as Eric, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, and John Stamos as Chef Louis. No, we don’t remember who Chef Louis was either, but Burgess as Sebastian? Just take our money right now.

“I’ve been pretending I was Ariel in swimming pools since I was a little girl, and now I get to pretend on a bigger stage. This is just fantastic,” said Bareilles.

LITTLE MERMAID, 'Ursula', 1989, © Walt Disney Co. / Courtesy: Everett Collection
Rebel Wilson is about to be the Ursula of your dreams.

The screening will take place on June fourth and, in addition to the orchestra and star-studded vocals, it’ll also feature another surprise. Alan Menken, the composer who won two Academy Awards for his work on the film, will open the show with a medley of songs he’s written for The Little Mermaid and other Disney films. We’ll have a bottle of pinot noir ready and waiting. Because if we learned anything from our binge watching of the film, it’s better where it’s wetter.

Images via Disney. 

Stay tuned to Milk for more childhood dreams coming true.

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