Toy Story: The Musical

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Toy Story:
The Musical
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Logo
MusicDisney
LyricsWalt Disney Records
BookMindi Dickstein
BasisToy Story film, directed by John Lasseter
Productions2008–2016, Disney Wonder
AwardsM Music Awards M

Toy Story: The Musical was a rock musical inspired by Disney·Pixar's 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 was initially planned in the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure, however the plans were later canceled.[2] The musical spectacular for Frozen replaced plans for Toy Story at the Hyperion Theater starting on May 27, 2016.

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, with certain theatrical liberties taken.

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, Andrew 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, Andrew 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 – Andrew Wilson
  • Swings – Mark Donaldson, Alex Saslove
  • Understudies – Amanda Juhl, Julie Smith
  • Dance Captains – Mark Donaldson, Andrew Wilson
  • Vocal Captain – Laurel Hatfield

Closing cast onboard Disney Wonder[edit]

  • Woody – Patrick Pevehouse
  • Buzz Lightyear – Jeff Scot Carey
  • Andy – Keslie Ward
  • Sid – Melanie Burg
  • Rex – Jason Clarke, Wallace Shawn (voice)
  • Slinky Dog – Mitch McCarrell, Dani Westhead, Blake Clark (voice)
  • Mr. Potato Head – Meghan Deeley, Don Rickles (voice)
  • Hamm – Michael Karl, John Ratzenberger (voice)
  • Bo Peep – Ester Stilwell
  • Sarge – Chris Teusch/Jamari Williams
  • Barrel of Monkeys – Mia Beasley, Andy Mills, Keslie Ward
  • Green Army Men – Kelsey Self, Andy Christopher
  • Buzz With Leaves – Jacki King
  • Little Green Aliens – Kelsey Self, Andy Mills, Mia Beasley, Ester Stilwell, Jeff Pidgeon (voice)
  • Ptero-Janie – Kelsey Self
  • Mutant Army Man – Chris Teusch/Jamari Williams
  • Ducky – Jacki King
  • Rollerbob – Keslie Ward
  • Babyhead – Andy Cristopher
  • Legs – Mia Beasley
  • Manhand – Andy Mills
  • Swings – Chris Teusch, Hayley Alexander

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. ^ Rivera, Heather (September 9, 2015). "Your Wish Has Been Granted: Genie's Run Extended at Hyperion Theater". Disney Parks Blog. Retrieved February 14, 2016.

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