Tag Archive: Disney

As a spectacle, ‘The Lion King’ is still undefeated

BOSTON – Yes, there are masks, puppets, costumes, headgear and all manner of theatrical, Tony-winning devices in the musical “The Lion King.” But the magic comes from the actors who bring to life… Continue reading

Disney’s ‘Beast’ makes a joyous return to NSMT

  BEVERLY – When the Walt Disney Company decided to re-purpose its successful animated features for the stage, it was the theatrical equivalent of a baseball player starting his at-bat with a 3-0… Continue reading

Disney’s new ‘Hunchback’ is a dark, grand spectacle

OGUNQUIT, ME. – When Disney Theatrical, the live theater arm of the Disney Corp., came into being, it found gold in converting Disney’s successful animated film musicals into live stage productions. The third… Continue reading

‘Mary Poppins’ is practically perfect in every way

BEVERLY – It’s practically perfect in every way. The North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Disney’s “Mary Poppins” combines Disney magic with its own kind and the result is a joyously spectacular production… Continue reading

‘Newsies’ leaps off the stage of the Opera House

BOSTON — In 1992, the Walt Disney Co. released a movie loosely based on the 1899 newsboys strike in New York City called “Newsies.” Budgeted at $15 million and starring a young Christian… Continue reading

Sit back and let ‘The Lion King’ wash over you

BOSTON — The route of animated film to live stage production has worked out pretty well for Disney Theatricals. Animated movies such as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Tarzan”… Continue reading

Water world: NSMT’s ‘Mermaid’ is blue heaven

  BEVERLY — Take some Disney magic, add some more magic from the designers and actors at the North Shore Music Theatre, and the theater’s traditional July family musical is a spectacular singing,… Continue reading

‘Little Mermaid’ star is living her dream at NSMT

BEVERLY — Adrienne Eller said when she reported for rehearsals this week for the North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” she was expected to already know her songs.  “Part… Continue reading