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WHY didn't I think of this before? PETE'S DRAGON on stage!

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I think doing PETE'S DRAGON on stage would be AMAZING!

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Aww yeah that would be cute. re: WHY didn't I think of this before?  PETE'S DRAGON on stage!
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Luckily the dragon spends half his time invisible anyway
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I would see it! re: WHY didn't I think of this before?  PETE'S DRAGON on stage!
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I LOVE "PETE'S DRAGON"!!! It's probably my favorite Disney movie... with "Bedknobs & Broomsticks" not too far behind!

The music in "Pete's Dragon" is SOOO great! I have the CD and I listen to it often. I just can't see it working on stage due to the fact of Elliot... how would they do it on stage???

"Bedknobs & Broomsticks" could also work on stage... it has very amzing music... "The Age of Not Believing", "Beautiful Brimey", "Eglantine", "Substitutiary Locomotion"... Love them all! "Portebello Road" could also be a hit on stage with lots of dancing... it incoperates the Indian soldiers' music to the Scottish bagpipes and the Caribbean/Jamaican steel drums... it'd be hot!
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Yeah! Actually, "Bedknobs & Broomsticks" came to my mind, too, and it might be easier to do than "Pete's Dragon." It's been years since I saw it last, but I had a generally nice feeling about it. If Disney is mining its old movies for musicals, it could definitely do worse. Love Phantom487's suggestions for "Portabello Road."
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Phantom487 said: “The music in "Pete's Dragon" is SOOO great! I have the CD and I listen to it often. I just can't see it working on stage due to the fact of Elliot... how would they do it on stage???"

I actually did a production of Pete’s Dragon as a stage musical a while ago and I played Pete but I’m not sure where they got the script/score. We kept Elliot invisible the whole time so I had to mime out looking at him or interacting with him etc. It was fun, worked fairly well (although it was a very amateur children’s production), and the music was good.

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I absolutely adored the remake. With the right team, I could see this working. With the wrong team, I could see it being horrible.
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Al Kasha, who wrote ''Pete's Dragon'' with Joel Hirschhorn and earned Oscar nominations for it, has died at age 83. They won Academy Awards for their hit songs ''The Morning After'' (from 1972's ''The Poseidon Adventure'' ) and ''We May Never Love Like This Again'' (from 1974's ''The Towering Inferno'' ). Plus, they received Tony nominations for Best Score for their work on ''Copperfield'' (1981 ) and ''Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'' (1982 ). 

https://deadline.com/2020/09/al-kasha-dead-obituary-the-morning-after-composer-poseidon-adventure-towering-inferno-1234576965/

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Nostalgia fuels the love people feel for Pete's Dragon.

It's still awful. It's still campy and pandering and overly long.

"Candle on the Water" is the one bright spot.

 

Bedknobs and Broomsticks I can get behind cause it's the same level of quality as Mary Poppins but yeah

let's not pretend, Pete's Dragon is one of the worst Disney films in their canon.

It's just utterly stupid and only for kids.