If you’ve been checking out any sort of D23 Expo news this year, then you likely know that the weekend — running August 23 – 25, 2019 in Anaheim, CA — is bound to be an epic one.
It has also been revealed that Disney on Broadway is returning to the Expo. But this year’s performance just might top the rest, as it is a celebration of Disney’s 25th year on Broadway!
The Disney on Broadway: A 25th Anniversary Celebration! concert will take place on Saturday, August 24th in Hall D23 at 3:30 PM.
This is going to be an epic 75-minute celebration hosted by Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast). The concert will also feature Heidi Blickenstaff (Freaky Friday, The Little Mermaid), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, On The Record), Kissy Simmons (The Lion King), Josh Strickland (Tarzan) and Alton Fitzgerald White (The Lion King), along with a six-piece band! Please keep in mind that entertainment is subject to change!
And just a little fun fact, all of these performers have actually appeared in recent years in the Disney on Broadway concert series at Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts!
There will be songs performed from Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aida, Tarzan, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, Newsies, Aladdin, Freaky Friday, and Frozen.
But of course, the magic doesn’t stop there! There will also be the opportunity to step into your own starring role with the premiere of a new virtual reality experience that will allow you the take center stage. Those who are interested can head over to the D23 Expo floor to take their place in the spotlight with production numbers from Aladdin, Frozen, and The Lion King, featuring Broadway’s Cassie Levy (Elsa), Major Attaway (Genie), Telly Leung (Aladdin), and Tshidi Manye (Rafiki).
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