�SNOW WHITE � AN
ENCHANTING NEW MUSICAL�
Show Now Playing to Enthusiastic Crowds at
February 23, 2004 � �Snow
White � An Enchanting New Musical,� an all-new stage show that brings to
life the lovable characters and memorable songs that make this one of Disney’s
all-time classics, is now performing at the Fantasyland Theatre inside
Disneyland in Anaheim.
Matt Ouimet , President of the Disneyland Resort
said, �Our Snow White theatrical production is the most elaborate musical ever
produced at Disneyland , continuing to build on Walt Disney’s vision of offering
innovative and magical entertainment for our guests. This enchanting new
production will delight families and immerse park guests in the fun, romance,
humor, adventure and magic of �Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,� and
features classic songs and characters, including Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy,
Sneezy, Bashful and Dopey, first introduced in 1937 film.� Award-winning actor
Patrick Stewart, best known for his roles on television’s �Star Trek� and on
the stage, is the voice of the Magic Mirror. It is presented several times per
day and is free to park guests with paid admission to Disneyland .
�Our goal is to bring extraordinary talents who
have made their reputations both on Broadway and in the theatre, and that have
created some of the most spectacular attractions here at Disneyland – to the
making of a musical experience that brings to life one of our company’s most
beloved stories for all families � and the child in all of us,� Ouimet
�Snow White � An Enchanting New Musical�
has been created by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Creative Entertainment, headed
by Executive Vice President Anne Hamburger, as a piece of theatre for families
with younger children. The team assembled by Creative Entertainment for �Snow
White� is led by one of musical theatre’s most important new figures, Eric
Schaeffer, who has directed over 20 musical productions, including on Broadway
and in the West End .
Schaeffer is artistic director of the Signature
Theatre in Washington , D.C. , one of the country’s leading musical theatres.
Last year Schaeffer also was the artistic director of the acclaimed Stephen
Sondheim Celebration at The Kennedy Center. For that festival, he directed
�Passion� and �Sunday in the Park with George,� among eight of
Sondheim’s works he has directed during his career.
The choreographer is Karma Camp, who has both
Broadway and off-Broadway credits, and as Schaeffer’s Artistic Associate at
Signature Theatre, she has collaborated with him on more than ten productions.
The libretto is by stage and television writer Darrah Cloud, winner of NEA and
Rockefeller grants and the Frederick Loewe Musical Theatre Award, and Norman
Allen, the recipient of a Charles MacArthur award for outstanding New Play and
two regional Emmy Awards. The costumes are by Broadway and regional designer
Ellen McCartney, the lighting is by Paulie Jenkins, orchestrations by Jonathan
Tunick, and the musical composer and arranger is Timothy Mark Williams. Michael
Curry, who is the co-designer of the masks and puppets of �The Lion King� on
Broadway, designed the Magic Mirror.
The scenery is by Tom Butsch, who designed the
spectacular and memorable �Fantasmic!� and �The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Festival of Fools� at Disneyland . Butsch has based the look of the production
on the visual art of Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), whose work was very popular
at the time of the release of the original film. Parrish created an immersive
world of nature with his work, and his aesthetic helped define the visual style
of the early half of the 20th century.
The score, with music and lyrics by Frank
Churchill and Larry Morey, is one of the best known of any musical. �Whistle
While You Work,� �I’m Wishing,� �One Song,� �Heigh Ho,� �The
Washing Song (Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum),� �The Silly Song� and �Some Day My
Prince Will Come� are all performed in this new production.