High School Musical: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script High School Musical Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Nobody expected a Disney Channel movie to take the world by storm, but that’s exactly what happened with High School Musical! This pop musical sensation, directed by Kenny Ortega, captured the hearts of countless teens and tweens and spawned a franchise that…

The Little Mermaid: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script THE LITTLE MERMAID Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Princes, mermaids, love at first sight, magical spells… who doesn’t want to be part of that world? Fortunately, Disney’s The Little Mermaid has all of that and more. The movie was hailed as the first successful Disney-MGM animated feature film after…

The Lion King: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script THE LION KING Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba!” There is nothing quite like the opening call of Disney’s The Lion King. One of the first original stories produced by Disney after decades of creating twists on classic fairy tales, The Lion King is a coming-of-age…

Alice in Wonderland: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Alice in Wonderland Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Lewis Carroll’s classic story of Alice and her reality-warping journey down the rabbit hole is a childhood mainstay. Nearly everyone is familiar with the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and the eponymous Alice herself. Carroll’s story has been frequently re-imagined…

Aladdin: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Aladdin Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons Disney’s Aladdin is currently running on Broadway, receiving rave reviews and seemingly endless awards. Even if you’re not in New York City, however, you can bring the magic of Agrabah to younger audiences everywhere with the Jr. Edition! Let’s take a magical carpet ride through some of…

Beauty and the Beast: Going Beyond the Script with A Tale as Old as Time

Going Beyond the Script Beauty and the Beast Backdrops and Scenic Perspectives The beloved tale of Beauty and the Beast is set in an enchanted world where true love overcomes curses and reality is more than skin-deep. With award winning musical numbers, elaborate costumes, and cheeky humor, Beauty and the Beast is a “tale as…

MARY POPPINS Backdrop Collection Now Releasing!

MARY POPPINS BACKDROP COLLECTION NOW RELEASING! After you secure the rights to MARY POPPINS from Music Theatre International it is time to start designing your stage. Based on a combination of the original novel and Disney’s cinematic adaptation, the theatrical medium was penned by Julian Fellowes, with a score by the much-acclaimed Sherman Bothers, Richard and Robert. The…

TheatreWorld’s New PETER PAN Collection Debuts on CBS’ “The Talk”

TheatreWorld’s New PETER PAN Collection Debuts on CBS’ “The Talk” Our team has a knack for identifying stage shows and scripts that are due for an imagery upgrade. About a year ago, our Directors’ Roundtable began heavily discussing PETER PAN. They decided that we needed to apply a portion of our focus towards this popular…

From The Directors’ Roundtable; LITTLE MERMAID Suggested Drops

From The Directors’ Roundtable: LITTLE MERMAID Suggested Drops THE LITTLE MERMAID is a classic show, dear to audiences and Directors alike. This versatile show delivers a wide array of emotions, ranging from bright and upbeat to dark and sinister. Directors also have the option of choosing between obtaining rights to the script for the full…