Disenchanted – Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Disenchanted Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives Written by: Melanie Simmons Everyone loves a good fairy tale, but few people truly understand how far our familiar cartoon characters stray from their original fairy tale roots. This isn’t the case with Dennis T. Giacino’s 2016 musical Disenchanted! This raucous comedy takes the typical Disney princesses…

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…

Mary Poppins: Going Beyond the Script

Going Beyond the Script Mary Poppins Backdrops and Scenery Perspectives written by: Melanie Simmons There are a lot of great musicals, but there’s only one can be called supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  After years of popularity as a long-time classic film, Mary Poppins finally got its theatrical turn in 2004. The musical was produced by Walt Disney Theatrical and directed by Richard Eyre. Matthew Bourne co-directed…

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…

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…

Largo Cultural Center Technical Summer Camp’s Backdrop Workshop

Largo Cultural Center Technical Summer Camp’s Backdrop Workshop Summertime presents the theatrical community with the opportunity to pass along the tradition and know-how of the stage show to the next generation. In our neck of the woods, there are a number of summer theatrical camps geared towards the younger generations. These opportunities are good for…