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“Disenchanted” helps propel Disney talent to Broadway and beyond

Although it’s not an official Disney theatrical production, not with its slightly raunchy lyrics and alternate take on some of Disney’s most famous heroines, Disenchanted has helped put Orlando on the map as a home of great theatrical talent.

Here’s a look at Disenchanted as explained to CBS New York

This is nothing new to us theme park fans. We’re treated with great productions and talented actors every time we go to the parks. Sometimes, I feel like we take them for granted and it’s only when the show is gone that we miss them.

The Orlando Sentinel has a profile of the team behind “Disenchanted” and its success in New York City.

For Dennis Giacino, that happy ending is worldwide exposure for “Disenchanted,” his born-in-Orlando Disney-princess spoof that closed this summer after a months-long off-Broadway run.

“We had great reviews, award nominations, cheers and ovations,” said Giacino, a former Walt Disney World employee who debuted his musical comedy at the 2011 Orlando Fringe Festival.

“It was a dream come true,” added his partner, Fiely Matias, another former Disney worker who directed the show.

Read the whole story, then tell us your favorite show at Walt Disney World.