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Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)

LindaSmyth
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Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 07:52pm
I just found out about this show. Did anyone here got to see it back in 1979? How was it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White_and_the_Seven_Dwarfs_(musical)
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Mr. Nowack
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joined:2/2/14
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:00pm

Check out that poster art! The prince looks very late-70s and apparently the evil queen's disguise was done with puppetry. I'd love to see the VHS tape that was apparently released.

It's the secret beginnings of Disney Theatricals. Puppetry and all.

I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
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justincharacter
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joined:6/11/13
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:08pm
There is a documentary on this, it shows footage from the show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpDB3WFDFhA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LddzYphrdD0
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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joined:9/16/07
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:09pm
I saw it, but I was so young I don't really remember it. It was recorded and shown on HBO as well.
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Mr. Nowack
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Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:28pm
Seems she wasn't a puppet, just Ann Francine in a mask.
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JoseLee_
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joined:5/24/13
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:29pm
It looked amazing! Now I wish they made a tour revival.
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ILOHTFAHA (Aida Man)
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joined:7/20/09
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:42pm
Well I know a lot about the show I even have a copy of it. For example Anne Francine (who was one of the many Veras in "MAME" and Mrs. Harcourt in the 1980s revival of "Anything Goes") was The Evil Queen. Also Snow White's father is alive during the Queen's attempts to do away with Snow White but is blissfully unaware of it until after she becomes the Hag. And then there's Luna the Queen's lady-in-waiting who is just as bad as she is.

The show was like a theme park show but it was good. The stage version of Snow White at Disneyland was better though
LindaSmyth
Swing
joined:7/24/14
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 08:53pm
Thanks for the links! I wonder why Disney hasn't released the performance rights, it'd be a popular choice.
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Esther2
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joined:8/16/12
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 09:09pm
This show did a tour stop at the theatre where I worked for about a month at the end of 1979. I remember hardly anything about it...except that the Little People were quite randy...
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disneybroadwayfan22
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joined:2/10/13
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/6/14 at 11:32pm
Thank you so much for the goodies! I hope Disney revisits this someday. If they mix the Radio City & Disneyland productions to one with the books, music, directions, & creative teams, it can be excellent.

I love how Snow Queen and the Queen have much more personality in the Disneyland one and the kids' reaction to the apple scene in RC Hall is priceless! xD
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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greensgreens
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joined:10/14/09
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/7/14 at 10:02am
Wasn't Jane Curtin in this? I seem to recall seeing her in the Radio City version on HBO. Was she just a celebrity stand-in for the taping, a regular cast member, or is my memory faulty?
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finebydesign
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joined:7/17/07
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/7/14 at 10:11am
>> I wonder why Disney hasn't released the performance rights, it'd be a popular choice.

I imagine this has something to do with Disney not holding the rights to the original music. Interesting fact is that Snow White was the first American film to have a soundtrack released.

There were four songs added to this show and there are two cut songs from the original film. The only thing really missing is a song for the queen lol.
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CarlosAlberto
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joined:6/29/10
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/7/14 at 12:36pm

An Original Cast Album was released in 1979.

Walt Disney Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs USA vinyl LP album (LP record)

Tracklisting / Additional Info:
1. Overture
2. Prelude
3. Welcome To The Kingdom
4. Queen's Presentation
5. I'm Wishing
6. One Song
7. With A Smile And A Song
8. Whistle While You Work
9. Heigh-Ho
10. Bluddle-uddle-um-dum - The Washing Song
11. Will I Ever See Her Again
12. The Dwarf's Yodel Song - The Silly Song
13. Some Day My Prince Will Come
14. Finale - Here's The Happy Ending

The VHS of the show was released by Walt Disney Home Video in the early 1980's. It pops up on ebay from time to time.


Updated On: 8/7/14 at 12:36 PM
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newintown
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joined:3/3/10
Snow White (1979 Disney Musical)
Posted: 8/7/14 at 12:41pm
The new music was by conductor/musical director/orchestrator Jay Blackton, who worked on many Broadway shows, but never wrote a full Broadway score.

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