Well...yea...okay...the wigs are awful.
I still love the idea of her hair flowing up, but I thought it would be loose and actually flow, like a special wig that moved. If only they could make one like that, and flowing more behin her than...straight up...
I'm glad we can see, though, that the long material up to her arms is indeed her fins! If they just made it smaller, and yes, more fin-like!
But Ursula's costume is great! Her wig is fantastic too! Hell, if Ariel's hair was more like that it would be better, ha! I still think Ursula should have a more black dress though, and the people holding her tentacles should just be her poor infortunate souls, and the eels, but whatever.
Ariel's land dress and hair are gooorgeous! Perfect! Well, I think the dress should be longer, but...oh well.
I can see why Positoovity should be cut, but if you start Act Two with Beyond My Wildest Dreams, it would take a while before there's any singing in the second act. Therefore, I can see why Positoovity stayed.
Duster, what's wrong with One Step Closer? It's so romantic in my opinion! Better than Her Voice.
Well then I wish Positoovity was just a better song. Or why not move Her Voice to it's spot, where after Ariel dresses, we cut to Eric singing that song, and then he finds her. Like when we see Eric saying "I can't get that girl out of my head" after Ariel surfaces in the original movie.
As for One Step Closer, knowing that it's taken from "jig" in the original movie, I've heard that tune played much better. The song is a beautiful idea, but I don't know if they really did the melody properly or that the lyrics are good enough to really make the idea something great and useful for the show. I feel similarly about Such Wondrous Things regarding the melody.
Ursula doesn't sound
more evil, but I think her actions are
far more evil than just wanting to get her kingdom back...The Ursula in the movies never killed anyone and was just very good at making deals and using magic...But that's just my opinion. I guess everyone's definition of 'evil' is different.
Well actually I fully agree and say you are right for saying Ursula is more eil in actions. What I was saying was that...well okay, the reason people didn't think she was evil in the Broadway version was because of her new song and the way they portrayed her, right? Her actions were still the same as the film's though. And I'm saying that in this show, she has more evil actions, but her song doesn't make her sound more evil, it's stilled played for comedy. So...I dunno, I think her new song should sound more like Poor Unfortunate Souls or actually possibly even Wasting Away, for some reason that song just sounds good to me and I don't know why they didn't stick with it. It sounded more...cabaret, like Poor Unfortunate Souls.
Even after what you said, I'm still concerned about Triton's letting Ariel marry only after the revelation though. : (
But ha, I so agree with you about Ursula and Triton being siblings making little sense because of...well because the movie didn't really do much with it and yea, they're an octopus and a mermaid! Of course, for the same reason I don't know how Triton can produce mermaids with such different hair and tail colors, so since I accept that I can still accept the octopus thing and chock it up to Poseidon being a Greek god so it's kind of a magical/divine thing going on not like real scientific genetics lol. They probably only considered that for the film when she was going to be just a mermaid anyway.