Disney’s Aladdin JR.

While Alan Menken and I were having dinner the night before Junior Theater Festival ’13 was to begin, he said to me, “You know, when I was a kid, what I really wanted to be was a rock star.” “You’ll feel like a rock start tomorrow night,” I confidently told the composer. But that was [...]

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When you think Disney – you think magic, fairies, sparkle and wonder. But how do you re-create the fairy tale magic that is Disney in your high school gym or auditorium? Can you really put flying carpets, enchanted roses, noses that grow on cue, men turning into beasts on a stage in a high school? [...]

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The Phantom took the day off from his Opera this past Monday, as MTI, The Shubert Foundation, iTheatrics, the New York City Department of Education and ArtsConnection welcomed over 400 middle-school students to perform on the stage of the fabled Majestic Theatre at a celebratory event known as “Student Share”. “Student Share” is the culmination [...]

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At Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, Texas, students are performing DISNEY'S ALADDIN with a new twist in DISNEY'S ALADDIN, Dual Language Version. Jasmine, speaking Spanish, and Aladdin, speaking English, rely on their pets to translate as they fall in love. The students, only four of whom spoke Spanish before they were cast, are getting a [...]

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Wanna perform Disney’s High School Musical at your school? Disney, in partnership with the NAMM Foundation has an amazing grant program to will allow for middle and high schools across the U.S. to apply for a grant to put on their own school stage production of Disney’s “High School Musical.” The deadline for entries has [...]

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