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Disney on Broadway, The Best Disney Experience Anywhere

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As Disney fans, we love the magic, fantasy and wonder that come with the company. Whether it be the first time you see fireworks explode over the castle, or watch Cinderella get her ballgown, it is all incredible and can only be experienced through Disney. The most magical, however, comes from the Disney on Broadway branch of the company and must be experienced at least once in everyone’s life.

First off, live theater is the most incredible experience on the planet, Disney or otherwise. The singing, dancing, production…it is mind boggling how fantastic it can be. When you factor in Disney to the equation though, the incredible element increases.

My first Broadway show was Mary Poppins in Disney’s New Amsterdam Theatre. Going in, I was excited. The grandeur of the theater mixed with the butterflies in my stomach created some pretty high expectations. As the curtain rose, Bert appeared on stage and I was transported to Cherry Tree Lane. The classic songs in these new arrangements paired with gorgeous vocals and amazing dance numbers (Bert tap danced on the ceiling!) made me fall in love with theater. As Mary Poppins flew over the audience during the finale, I knew, this is where Disney shines brightest.

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Rafiki atop the Sydney Opera House

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Disney’s The Lion King musical has made its way down under. To help promote the occasion, they placed Buyisile Zama in her role as Rafiki atop the Sydney Opera House. Here’s the inspiring video:

They actually did a whole video series on the casting and production of The Lion King in Australia. Check out the most recent episode below the jump:

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ABC Family Announces New Movie: Lovestruck The Musical

ABC Family is on a roll as they announce the premiere of their new movie Lovestruck: The Musical. Premiering on April 21 8/7c Lovestruck: The Musical will feature Jane Seymour, Sara Paxton, Drew Seeley and Chelsea Kane (seen on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy’s). This ABC… Read More »ABC Family Announces New Movie: Lovestruck The Musical

Your Chance to Be in Disney’s Newsies The Musical

Okay Newsies fans. It’s time to strap on those tap shoes and seize the day. Nationwide auditions for Newsies on Broadway begin this weekend! Find out which cities you’ll need to visit for your tryout on their website. As you might expect, they’re only searching… Read More »Your Chance to Be in Disney’s Newsies The Musical

Aladdin Celebrates 10 Years at Disney California Adventure

10 years ago about this time I was waiting in line at California Adventure for my first glimpse of “Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Adventure.” The show was part of Disney’s slow self-realization that the original hip & edgy vision for DCA needed a bit… Read More »Aladdin Celebrates 10 Years at Disney California Adventure

Newsies – Behind The Scenes on Opening Night

The great production of Newsies The Musical on Broadway continues to provide amazing access to the behind the scenes life of its cast and crew while putting on the very popular show. This latest video features Andrew Keenan-Bolger, whom you may remember from playing Chip… Read More »Newsies – Behind The Scenes on Opening Night

Newsies The Musical – Preview Performance Review

Editor: Please welcome Sean Gilley who was lucky enough to attend a preview performance of Newsies The Musical and nice enough to write about it for The Disney Blog. My son and I were lucky enough to attend the Newsies, the Musical, preview performance on… Read More »Newsies The Musical – Preview Performance Review

Jeremy Jordan heading back to Newsies?

Normally, I don’t like to wish ill will on any artistic endeavor, especially a Broadway production. Getting one of those off the ground is difficult for even the best productions and sometimes they fail just under the weight of bad economic times having nothing to… Read More »Jeremy Jordan heading back to Newsies?