Tag Archives: Disney Theatricals

Forgotten Musicals Friday: Disney’s THE JUNGLE BOOK on Stage

Join as us we jump into July’s Forgotten Musical: THE JUNGLE BOOK! Find out about how this Disney classic was adapted for the screen. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: LOST IN THE STARS

Disney Theatricals may have hit the big time when BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opened on Broadway in 1994, but the animated feature that started it all, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, was adapted for the stage a quarter century before that auspicious calendar event. Continue reading

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Forgotten Musicals Friday: SNOW WHITE

Disney Theatricals may have hit the big time when BEAUTY AND THE BEAST opened on Broadway in 1994, but the animated feature that started it all, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, was adapted for the stage a quarter century before that auspicious calendar event. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I am Not Over the Old Masters

Sometimes its easy to forget just how far musicals have come; it’s also easy to dismiss how much the ground-breakers were doing at the time. Continue reading

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Lost Songs: “Warthog Rhapsody” from THE LION KING

Before there was “Hakuna Matata”, there was “Warthog Rhapsody”. Thankfully, the song was replaced by the time THE LION KING was released. Continue reading

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Monday Meditation: I’ll Never Get Over (Trying to Understand) Michael John LaChiusa

Is there any theatremaker working in musical theatre today who is as divisive as Michael John LaChiusa? Some people think his work is amazing, diverse and complex while others think he writes musicals that are unmemorable, one-note and pretentious. I’m in the former category. Continue reading

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Character Discussion: Scar, Villains and Patrick Page

Patrick Page did an interview with BroadwayWorld that deals mostly with his transformation into the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but in which he also mentions his work for Disney Theatricals in Beauty and the Beast as Lumiere … Continue reading

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A Review of THE LION KING by Barry Aldridge

I found this review interesting to listen to and was glad that Aldridge had such a visceral emotional response to the show, though I disagree on his point that one needs to have seen the film to get the best … Continue reading

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So what exactly is wrong with AIDA?

Aida is one of those musicals that it seems has a strong fan following, but one which also attracts a great deal of criticism in regard to both its book and score. I’ve looked at the show on this blog … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Disney: AIDA Part 5

This is Part 5 in a series of posts that examines Disney’s Aida in detail. Aida has a book by Linda Woolverton, David Henry Hwang and Robert Falls, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Elton John. Act 1 Scene … Continue reading

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