There is a HIGH chance a lot of people have been around a lot of musicals during their lifetime. After all, children grow up around Disney. Disney is famous for their musical movies- particularly animated ones, and some of them make it to stage. The Disney Musicals I tend to think of belong to the animated movies that soon make it to stage. Now, what are those Disney Musicals- as in BOTH stage and movie?
The Movies- starting with stage
- Lion King
- Beauty and the Beast
- The Little Mermaid
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame- a weird choice for Disney
The first five on this list are the stage musicals I learned to love. However, I only saw three of them in person- Newsies, Lion King, and Aladdin. Beauty and the Beast and Frozen are the next two Disney musicals I still need to see soon- two magical and enchanting musicals in their own ways. Frozen is coming to Charlotte June of 2022- I love the Original Broadway Soundtrack, but unfortunately the tour decided to cut out my favorite added song, which is “True Love”——-a heartbreaking love song meant for Anna.
There is something in common between Disney musicals. For starters, there is the “happily ever after”. Second, when it comes to romance, the couple’s main song tends to be magical- just look at “Something to Believe In”, “I See the Light”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, and “A Whole New World”. There is something else the songs have in common- you have those exciting and full of energy songs (those are the songs I usually associate with the word, “showtune”).
What Disney musicals can you think of- connecting to stage and the movies?