by Jonathan Frontado, Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club
We’re raising the curtain on our Broadway-style live musicals! On every Disney cruise, you can see cruise ship entertainment reach new heights with the most elaborate productions at sea. We’ve taken the most imaginative elements from modern and classic Disney films to bring the stories you love to life on stage.
Here’s your complete guide to the captivating musicals we have in store for you on your Disney cruise!
“Beauty and the Beast” (Disney Dream)
“Be our guest” for our original musical production of “Beauty and the Beast!” The first musical inspired by the live-action film, Disney’s creative minds joined forces with top Broadway artists to reinvent this story for the stage. An innovative take on the story transforms renowned songs into spectacular, show-stopping numbers, and lavish costumes and puppetry bring a fresh perspective to beloved characters. Audiences of all ages will be enchanted by characters and songs from the Disney classic, along with two musical numbers from the live-action movie.
“Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” (Disney Wonder)
Join us for a heartwarming tale of two sisters with “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular.” Based on the hit film “Frozen,” this musical shows the adventure of Anna and Elsa when an accident as children changes their lives forever. With catchy songs to state-of-the-art designs and technology, this original stage show is a flurry of fun for the whole family!
“Tangled: The Musical” (Disney Magic)
At last we see the light…only on the high seas! The animated Disney film “Tangled” comes to life on stage as the first adaptation of the endearing story we all love. We assembled an all-star creative team to develop this original Disney Cruise Line stage spectacular, which includes three new songs created exclusively for the show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater, along with pioneering puppetry created by master puppet designer Michael Curry.
“Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular” (Disney Fantasy)
From the big screen to the live stage, enjoy this uproarious performance based on the Disney film “Aladdin.” This mythical story of boy meets girl raises the bar with special effects and technology, which often spills the action into the aisles or above the audience. Enjoy your favorite songs from the movie, or delight in a new song for the production “To Be Free.”
“Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story” (Disney Magic)
What if Cinderella never got a chance to slip on the glass slipper? Beginning where the classic film ended, “Twice Charmed” is a fresh new take on an original Disney story. This new musical combines pop and rock ‘n’ roll elements to create an enchanting score, featuring six original songs as well as classics like “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes.”
“Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic” (Disney Magic and Disney Wonder)
Journey through a bedtime story with a young girl as she learns to believe in magic through the power of her dreams. Delight as your favorite Disney characters tell their stories through rousing renditions of songs from “Pinocchio,” “Cinderella,” “Aladdin” and more. You’ll see the strength of positive thinking and how an encouraging attitude can affect the whole world.
“Disney’s Believe” (Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream)
What does it take for a loving daughter to help her father see a life beyond work? Just a dash of Disney magic! Enjoy this spellbinding original musical about a workaholic who reconnects with his daughter with the help of Disney characters. This modern-day fable features some of the most memorable songs from “Peter Pan,” “Mary Poppins,” “The Lion King” and more.
“Disney Wishes” (Disney Fantasy)
Enjoy an enchanting musical about staying young at heart with “Disney Wishes.” Watch as a young trio of teens go on the “Ride of Their Lives” before graduation with some of their favorite Disney characters. Bask in full-scale production numbers from “Lilo & Stitch,” “The Jungle Book,” “Mulan” and more, all with a captivating, contemporary twist.
“The Golden Mickeys” (Disney Wonder and Disney Dream)
You’re invited to a Hollywood-style awards show at sea! Walk the red carpet into the Walt Disney Theatre to enjoy this nighttime extravaganza as it unfolds into dazzling song-and-dance numbers from “Tarzan,” “The Little Mermaid,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and more. And by the end of the gala learn that in our hearts, we are all winners!
So sit back, relax and enjoy the show as the curtain goes up aboard our ships! Make sure you catch your favorite musicals at sea on your next Disney cruise.