Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
In April, we told you that Disney would be producing a stage production of Tangled for their Disney Cruise ships. Tangled: The Musical premiered onboard the Disney Magic this month, and now we have video footage of the hour-long musical’s three new songs composed by Beauty and the Beast/Aladdin composer Alan Menken. Hit the jump to hear the three new songs in the footage from the new musical numbers, as well as get a behind the scenes tour of how they brought the animated world to life on the stage.
The opening number with Flynn Rider features the first new song “Flower of Gold”. The sequence takes place in the Treasure Room of the Royal Palace and accomplishes the task of summarizing the opening of the original film:
The second new Alan Mencken-Composed song comes in the third scene, a humorous number called “Wanted Man” that helps flesh out Flynn’s character.
And the final new song, “When She Returns,” opens the 8th scene of the stage production featuring Rapunzel, Flynn and the townsfolk.
Thanks to InsideTheMagic for the video footage above.
What follows is out previous coverage posted on July 18th 2015:
In addition to a stellar cast mixed with outstanding set and costume design was the addition of three new songs penned by none other than Alan Menken.The opening number with Flynn Rider in the lead is the first of the new songs. “Flower of Gold” takes place primarily in the Treasure Room of the Royal Palace and manages to summarize the opening events of the original film in a neat manner while making the most of the relatively-compact stage
Tangled: The Musical Concept Art
Here is a gallery of Tangled: The Musical concept art images:
The show’s set designer, Brad Kaye, is no stranger to the challenge of re-imagining an animated world for the stage; he also developed the scenery for “Disney’s Aladdin—A Musical Spectacular” aboard the Disney Fantasy. In the video below, Brad tells us all about the scenic elements he is designing for this new show . . . including a first look at the forest and Snuggly Duckling scenes!
Tangled: The Musical will include brand-new songs by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken, the Academy Award-winning composer behind Tangled, Enchanted, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.
“Tangled: The Musical” will immerse you in Rapunzel’s fairytale world through lavish production numbers and spellbinding music. The show will stay true to the storyline from the hit feature film—with a few special twists to create a live staged production—featuring favorite characters like Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, the villainous Mother Gothel and Maximus the police horse. Three new songs created exclusively for this show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater will bring the story to life onstage.
Tangled: The Musical will make its grand debut on the November 11th 2015 four-night Disney Magic Bahamian sailing.