Which of these Disney films would you most like to see on Broadway?

Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
- Hercules.
- Tangled
- Pocahontas
- Pinocchio
- Mulan
- Frozen
- Princess and the Frog

Which is it?
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Hercules - - - because it would be a great excuse to have a hot hunk running around shirtless.
Gleeker
Understudy
joined:1/2/14
lol alrighty :)

Updated On: 1/6/14 at 05:08 PM
girlonbroadway
Swing
joined:11/3/13
Princess and the Frog wouldn't translate well, the easiest to transfer would be Tangled, Pocahontas, or Hercules.

But I'd bet that Disney would put Frozen on Broadway before any of these.
Hex3
Stand-by
joined:11/7/08
I actually just finally saw Frozen today and throughout most of the movie, I kept thinking what it would look like and how it could work on stage.
Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
I used to think Enchanted should be brought to the stage, but now I think it's really all up for Tom Shumacher (The Head of Disney Theatrical Productions) to decide.

Though Alan Menken had openly expressed that he doesn't think Pocahontas would be any interesting on stage, but the one Disney movie he'd love to see brought to the stage someday is actually Hercules.

As of now, let's just wait on Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame, & The Princess Bride...
Featured Actor
joined:12/31/69
MTI liscences a MULAN Jr. stage show, and I actually think they adapted it pretty well. I like the new material, and I think it could be reworked to be less kiddified.

I think POCAHONTAS would be great, but there is the matter of its outrageously historically inaccurate plot. Would people criticize it for that, as I assume they did when the film was released? It's too embedded onto the story to be worked out.

I don't really see PINOCCHIO working on stage. There is the GEPETTO musical, but I don't see that being adapted either.

As girlonbroadway and Hex3 said, FROZEN is now the most likely candidate, and the one I'd be most excited about. We might even get it before the ever-gestating HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, since it probably won't be reworked as much.
MCfan2
Broadway Star
joined:4/29/06
Tangled. It's my favorite of the recent Disney movies, and Rapunzel and Flynn are really cute and fun together.
Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Tangled or Frozen.

I wouldn't mind Pocahontas either.
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
I also like the Mulan, JR. treatment. They approached it the new music and story elements the right way. I'd like to see that expanded to a Broadway show where there's the budget to make the fights and dragon look really good.
South Fl Marc
Broadway Legend
joined:6/23/04
NONE!

Enough with the kiddie musicals.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
Amen to that..........but how about Saving Mr. Banks? That could be sort of weird and wonderful.
oh-bwayhereicome
Swing
joined:1/6/14
Can we just amuse the idea of a stage adaptation of The Nightmare Before Christmas? I always thought with a couple more songs, some tasteful costume choices, and a great director, it could overtake Broadway for a holiday run. Maybe even off-broadway.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
I still really want Hocus Pocus with...

Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, or Carolee Carmello as Winnie
Annaleigh Ashford as Sarah
Sarah Bolt as Mary
jbroadway4
Stand-by
joined:1/2/14
^^^^^^^^
I heard from a friend that someone is developing it into a musical.

I would LOVE to see "Hocus Pocus","Nightmare Before Christmas", and "Frozen" on Broadway!
Updated On: 1/6/14 at 08:19 PM
bwayobsessed
Stand-by
joined:5/28/13
Well above all else Hunchback of Notre Dame, I've waited too long to hear the music in English instead of German! Then Frozen (with all the hype it's getting now, it's definitely a possibility), Pocahontas (I picture native american dances/language (Ie how lion king has african dances/language)), and Nightmare Before Christmas (I already have set/costume designs made and ideas on where more songs could be added).
goldenboy
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/05
How about the Happiest Millionaire? Love that movie. If you haven't seen, its its a Disney musical with Leslie Ann Warren, Tommy Steele, Fred McMurray, Geraldine Page, Paul Peterson. A score by the Sherman Brothers.
Dances by Dee Dee Wood and Marc Breaux. Put that onstage Disney!!!!
ryandl15
Swing
joined:12/21/11
I've been wanting a Hocus Pocus musical for a long time now! gleek4114 - I like how you're thinking!
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Tangled couldn't work because that much hair would cause whoever is wearing it's neck to snap and kill them. Hercules would be incredible if they could figure out how to stage the titans.
You taste the silver Sara, you taste the crown, you thirst for blood from the roses in hand, oh you spoil for sash and scepter doing a dance, as they crown you queen of High School Land.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
I just think if they did it right Hocus Pocus could be visually stunning. I always had an idea (if they could pull it off), that during "Come Little Children" they could rig it to where Sarah flys above the audience glides right in front of the first row of the mezz. Whoever plays her could have long nails and could do something creepy like scratch the metal bar gently. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.
jemjeb2
Stand-by
joined:6/28/05
How about Snow White, DISNEY'S Peter Pan ( not the Mary Martin musical)', Sleeping Beauty, or Alice in Wonderland? The latter could be WILD!
debora2
Swing
joined:1/6/14
I think it would be great to see Princess and the Frog followed by Tangled, Pocahontas, or Hercules. Princess and the Frog is my favorite of the recent Disney movies, and Pocahontas or Hercules are really cute and fun together.
Hex3
Stand-by
joined:11/7/08
You know, I would be so excited if Disney brought one of it's older animated films to Broadway. Something like Sleeping Beauty. Yes it will have to be worked on heavily considering that it doesn't have very many musical sequences but all of the moments are there. And I think that it could make a spectacular stage production. You have so many great characters to work with and you also have Disney's most recognizable villain in Maleficent. Yes, you would have to beef up Aurora's role as she's almost nonexistent in the film. And like I said it would need a lot of work. But I think that the pay off would be very much worth it.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
"Sleeping Beauty" is actually my favorite Disney animated film. It's a visually stunning film. It's great material to work with and would definitely provide a challenge to whoever gets to design the production.

The film doesn't have very many songs though, it only has 6 and alot of the film's underscore comes from Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" ballet, so the song score would definitely have to be augmented with new songs in the mold of the ones that already exist.

Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
The Jungle Book has been put on stage in Chicago, maybe Disney could consider doing a full scale Broadway production...
Colle
Broadway Star
joined:2/13/06
"Frozen" I do like the music, it would be interesting to see how they would pull off some things on stage. I know some affects might be challenging, but I would not go as far as to say impossible. Hex3, I would be interested in hearing some of your ideas.

"Mulan" might be good too, as well as "Sleeping Beauty."

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