Toy Story: The Musical

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Toy Story:
The Musical
Toy Story The Musical.jpg
Book Mindi Dickstein
Basis Toy Story film, directed by John Lasseter
Productions 2008-present, Disney Wonder
Toy Story: The Musical shown in 2008 on Disney Wonder
Toy Story: The Musical shown in 2008 on Disney Wonder
Toy Story: The Musical shown in 2008 on Disney Wonder

Toy Story: The Musical is a rock musical based on the critically acclaimed Disney·Pixar franchises, Toy Story. The show was created by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment for Disney Cruise Line, replacing the earlier Hercules: The Muse-Ical. After a year of pre-production and workshops, it had a soft premiere on board the Disney Wonder in March 2008, with an official opening on April 10, 2008.[1] The show is performed in the Walt Disney Theatre, the grand showplace located on Deck 4. A land debut had been planned in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure in early 2011, however Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular was later extended indefinitely and no new premiere date for Toy Story was announced.[2]

The show was directed by Los Angeles-based director, Stefan Novinski, and choreographed by New York-based choreographer, Warren Adams. Throughout the 55-minute musical, there are 6 original songs, written by Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn. It also features one song from the original soundtrack of the animated feature, "You've Got a Friend in Me", written by Randy Newman. Music direction and arranging was handled by Los Angeles-based music director, David O. The book was written by New-York based lyricist, Mindi Dickstein, who penned the lyrics for the Little Women musical on Broadway. Sets were designed by Los Angeles-based set designer, Sibyl Wickersheimer, costumes were created by Los Angeles-based avant garde costumer, Ann Closs-Farley, lighting was designed by New York-based designer, Jason Kantrowitz, and sound design was by Los Angeles based designer Drew Dalzell.

Toy Story: The Musical follows the film's storyline faithfully, with certain theatrical liberties taken, especially in the scenes involving the mutant toys and Sid.

Order of musical numbers[edit]

  1. You've Got A Friend In Me - Andy
  2. That's Why We're Here - Woody and Toys
  3. To Infinity And Beyond - Buzz, Woody and Toys
  4. One Toy - Woody
  5. The Claw - Little Green Aliens, Buzz, Woody and Sid
  6. Make A Little Noise - Sid
  7. Make A Little Noise (Reprise) - Sid
  8. That's Why We're Here (Duet) (Reprise) - Woody and Buzz
  9. Busted / Make A Lot Of Noise - Woody, Buzz, Sid and Mutant Toys
  10. You've Got A Friend In Me (Reprise) / That's Why We're Here (Reprise) - Bo Peep, Woody, Buzz, Andy and Toys
  11. Bows / To Infinity And Beyond (Reprise) - Full Company

Original cast onboard Disney Wonder[edit]

  • Woody - Geoffrey Tyler
  • Buzz Lightyear - Noel Orput
  • Andy - Laurel Hatfield
  • Sid - Rachel Fischer
  • Rex - Mark Whitten, Wallace Shawn (voice)
  • Slinky Dog - Nicholas Nunez, Gabi Epstein, Blake Clark (voice)
  • Mr. Potato Head - Melany Carruthers, Don Rickles (voice)
  • Hamm - Ryan Naimy, John Ratzenberger (voice)
  • Bo Peep - Isabelle Kiraly
  • Sarge - Andre Jordan
  • Barrel of Monkeys - Laurel Hatfield, Jessica Vandenberg, AJ Wilson
  • Green Army Men - Ina Marie Smith, Todd Stroik
  • Buzz With Leaves - Katy Reinsel
  • Little Green Aliens - Andre Jordan, Isabelle Kiraly, Ina Marie Smith, Jessica Vandenberg, AJ Wilson, Jeff Pidgeon (voice)
  • Ptero-Janie - Ina Marie Smith
  • Mutant Army Man - Andre Jordan
  • Ducky - Katy Reinsel
  • Rollerbob - Laurel Hatfield
  • Babyhead - Todd Stroik
  • Legs - Jessica Vandenberg
  • Manhand - AJ Wilson
  • Swings - Mark Donaldson, Alex Saslove
  • Understudies - Amanda Juhl, Julie Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gans, Andrew (March 7, 2008). "Toy Story—The Musical, by GrooveLily and Dickstein, Will Debut on Disney Cruise Line". Playbill. Retrieved May 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ Tully, Sarah (2010-05-12). "‘Aladdin’ show set to extend run at Disney park". The Orange County Register. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 

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