'Tangled' is Disney's next cruise ship musical
Your next Disney cruise may include decidedly more hair than you anticipated.
Tangled: The Musical is officially in as the latest Disney animated film to be adapted for a stage show aboard Disney Cruise Lines. The twist on the Rapunzel fairy tale will premiere during the November 11 Bahamian voyage aboard the Disney Magic, in the ship’s 977-seat Walt Disney Theatre.
In addition to the existing songs from the 2010 movie, three new songs have been created for the show by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The creative team for the production—which will feature, among other things, a state-of-the-art puppet of Maximus the police horse—includes director Gordon Greenberg, choreographer Connor Gallagher, puppet designer Michael Curry, costume designer Paloma Young, and scenic designer Bradley Kaye.
Set in a colorful Bavarian kingdom, Tangled re-tells the story of Rapunzel with added characters like bandit Flynn Rider, the scheming Mother Gothel, and a collection of thugs who help Rapunzel reclaim her rightful place in the royal family.
Tangled joins the Disney Magic’s current live show line-up: Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story and Disney Dreams…An Enchanted Classic, which adds a segment from Frozen this summer.