Eden Espinosa Set to Sing New Disneyland Fireworks Spectacular 'MAGICAL' Theme Song
Magical is a new Disney fireworks spectacular created especially to celebrate Summer Nightastic! at Disneyland. Powerhouse vocalist Eden Espinosa, a longtime signer at Disneyland who starred in the Broadway production of BKLYN and also played Elphaba in Wicked, sings Magical's theme song as well as classic Disney tunes like "Baby Mine." Other songs included in this extravaganza include "Second Star to the Right" from Peter Pan, "Hi-diddle-dee (An Actor's Life for Me)" from , "Jolly Holiday" from Mary Poppins and "So This is Love" from Cinderella. Longtime Disneyland composer Greg Smith supplies the score.
Press notes state that, "Tinker Bell is once again your host, waving her wand to ignite the brilliant color, stunning special effects and charming music. But she won't be alone in the sky this summer. Dumbo will make his surprise airborne debut in the new show. Tink's sparkling touch awakens a fantastic array of Disney's most magical characters, from Pinocchio to Mary Poppins to Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, and the Three Good Fairies from Sleeping Beauty (wait 'til you see Flora and Merryweather engaged in colorful overhead battle between their signature colors pink and blue!)."
Espinosa is best known for her starring role as Elphaba in the Broadway, Los Angeles and San Francisco runs of WICKED. Espinosa's other Broadway credits include the title role in Brooklyn, as well as her starring role as Maureen in the final Broadway company of Rent. She also recently appeared in the title role of Flora, the Red Menace for Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles. She can be heard on such recordings as Hair (Actor's Fund Benefit recording), The Maury Yeston Songbook, Bright Lights, Big City, John McDaniel Live at Joe's Pub and Scott Alan's Dreaming Wide Awake.
Eden Espinosa will make a triumphant return to Southern California with Eden Espinosa-ME on Friday, July 24, 2009 as part of Upright Cabaret's Wicked Summer Nights at the Ford Amphitheatre. With special guest Audra Mae (singer/songwriter, Judy Garlands grand-niece).
Official showtimes will be announced shortly, check the the Disneyland website for more details.
Photo Credit: Pablo Pimienta