Monday, February 25, 2013
Snow White-An Enchanting Musical opens at Disneyland Park:
The Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland Park will revive its tradition of live stage performances with the debut of "Mickey and the Magical Map" this summer. That tradition dates back to 1985, when the open-air venue opened as Videopolis. Future Broadway stars like Stephanie J. Block and Eden Espinosa, plus musical acts spanning from New Kids on the Block to Oingo Boingo, have performed on the Fantasyland Theatre stage over the years.
The last stage production at this venue was "Snow White-An Enchanting Musical," which opened February 23,2004. This 28-minute adaptation of Walt Disney's first animated feature film transformed the Fantasyland Theatre into a lush forest, flanked by an imposing, gargoyle-topped castle tower for the Evil Queen to peer down from. The seven dwarfs entered through the audience, singing the classic refrain of "Heigh-Ho," and their 30-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall cottage rotated to let audiences see inside.
A unique element of the production was the Magic Mirror, voiced by Patrick Stewart, Developed by Michael Curry-who went on to design the puppets for "the Lion King" on Broadway-the Magic Mirror's animated face was created from shifting fragments of specially lit, back-painted Lexan plastic.
2004,wow times moves on...Dr Lee