In Full Costume
Finding Nemo: The Musical Marquee
Anchor and Andrew
Some of The Cast Backstage At The Palace Theatre in NYC With Bobby and Kristen Lopez—The Writers of "Finding Nemo: The Musical"
"The Year of a Million Dreams" Press Event Performance Marquee Located at The Palace Theatre in NYC
Captain Jack Sparrow
New Cast Mates at Epcot Center*
From L to R: Lisa, Cullen, Josh, Zine, Andrew Frace
Featuring original songs by Tony Award-winning “Avenue Q”* composer Robert Lopez and a cappella musical “Along the Way” composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Finding Nemo—The Musical”* will immerse Walt Disney World guests in the story of Marlin and Nemo, an overprotective clownfish father and his curious son, through a dazzling production that combines puppets, dancers, acrobats and animated backdrops.
The show represents the first time Disney has taken a non-musical animated feature and transformed it into an original musical production. It will be presented in the newly enclosed Theater in the Wild.
During “Finding Nemo—The Musical,” Theater in the Wild will become a magical undersea environment through innovative lighting, sound, special effects and the theatrical puppetry of Michael Curry, who designed the richly detailed character puppets seen in the Broadway version of Disney’s “The Lion King.”
Principal characters such as Marlin, Nemo and Dory will be represented by live performers operating larger-than-life puppets. Peripheral characters will be realized by a diverse array of puppetry styles, including rod, bunraku and shadow.
The director for the new show, Peter Brosius, is artistic director of The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, winner of the 2003 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The Broadway “A Year With Frog and Toad,” nominated for the Best Musical Tony Award, originated at Children’s Theatre Company.
“Finding Nemo7—The Musical” is the first major musical produced for Walt Disney World Resort by Disney Creative Entertainment, which has received acclaim for its productions around the world, including “Disney’s Aladdin”* (at Disneyland Resort* in California), “The Lion King”* (at Hong Kong Disneyland), “Twice Charmed”* (on the Disney Cruise Line), and “The Golden Mickeys”* (at Hong Kong Disneyland and on the Disney Cruise Line).
“Finding Nemo—The Musical” will be performed several times daily. Admission to Theater in the Wild is included with regular Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park admission.
Adapted Text Gleaned From: http://www.allearsnet.com/tp/ak/nemo.htm
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