With the help of Mickey Mouse and his famous friends, the time-honored stories of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will spring from the storybooks and onto the stage in Disney Live! presents THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.
Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group, and Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment made the announcement Tuesday.
The first Disney Live! show to debut in Asia, it will make its historical debut at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center in Shanghai on Tuesday, May 27 and then continues to Beijing and nine other cities in China before heading to other destinations throughout Asia.
"We are honored to be bringing this very special show to the people of China," said Thomas Schumacher, president of Disney Theatrical Group. "As our first production designed specifically for this audience, we have the opportunity to introduce thousands of children and their families to Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast in a very personal and memorable way."
Produced by Kenneth Feld and his daughter Alana Feld for Feld Entertainment, this collection of magically woven tales is the first-ever Disney Live! production to launch a tour in Asia.
"It is exciting that we are kicking off the tour in one of the most vibrant cities in the world for growth in family entertainment," said Kenneth Feld. "Through our partnership with the leaders in promoting performance arts in China, our global vision of bringing inspiring stories and wholesome fun to more people everywhere will be fostered."
The enchanted journey in Disney Live! presents THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES starts as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy embark on an unexpected adventure when they find a magical storybook hidden among a treasure trove of costumes and belongings from classic Disney tales. The four pals curiously open the book to discover that these iconic objects lead them to three classic stories of happily ever after featuring Snow White, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Along the way, the audience is invited to join in on the fun by solving clues, clapping along and singing songs as the stories unfold before their eyes.
The Feld father-daughter team assembled some of the greatest talents in entertainment to lend their creative insight on this project designed specifically for the Asian markets, including:
--Sherilyn Draper (Director/Writer) DISNEY ON PARADE for Hong Kong Disneyland; THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PLAY DATE WITH POOH; Care Bears Live! CARING AND SHARING FRIENDS.
--Ted Ricketts (Music Director) DISNEY ON PARADE and DISNEY IN THE STARS: A MUSICAL FANTASY IN THE SKY featured at Hong Kong Disneyland; FEEL THE MAGIC at Tokyo Disneyland; SATCHMO (A Tribute to Louis Armstrong).
--Stanley Meyer (Scenic Designer) Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Elton John & Tim Rice's ELABORATE LIVES: THE LEGEND OF AIDA; THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; 2008 True Colors Tour featuring Cyndi Lauper.
--Gregg Barnes (Costume Designer) Tony Award nominated LEGALLY BLONDE; Radio City Hall Christmas Spectacular; Disney On Ice presents PRINCESS CLASSICS; Disney Live! WINNIE THE POOH.
--Robbie Mackey (Choreographer) Grand Opening of Hong Kong Disneyland; Walt Disney World Small World Tribute to 25 Years of the Super Bowl; Super Bowl XXIX Super Bowl Halftime Show.
--Norm Schwab (Lighting Designer) Principal designer for Lightswitch; The Bridge Concert featuring Neil Young and Pearl Jam; The B-52's; theme park projects for Universal Studios, Disney and Busch Gardens; corporate projects for Apple Computer, Oracle and Nintendo.
To find out more about Disney Live! presents THREE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES and to purchase tickets, visit www.disneylive.com.cn