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Dumbo: The Musical, coming to a stage near you

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:07 PM

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/04/stephe...bo-the-musical/

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Disney are reported to have at least 20 stage shows in development at the moment, though it seems unlikely that they’ll all see opening night. Of those that do, a number will not be Broadway productions, instead touring or being licensed to regional theatre companies. It’s only the select few that will see The Great White Way, though what will qualify a show to be select, I don’t quite know.

One show that does seem set for a big, lavish production is the stage musical version of Dumbo, as currently being planned by Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry. It was his idea to mount the adaptation in the first place, and in the few months since he approached Disney with his pitch, he’s been in “he very initial stages” of working up what the show might entail... (read more).


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Posted 05 March 2010 - 09:10 PM

Generally, I don't care for Disney turning non-musical stories into musicals. While I enjoyed the puppetry of the Nemo musical at DAK and thought the songs were okay, it's still a bit weird to see a non-musical story told as a musical.

I love Dumbo the movie. Dumbo: The Musical is not a project I'm excited about.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 04:18 PM

I imagine this has to be something similar to what they've done with Finding Nemo: The Musical.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 01:53 AM

Yeah, that's why I'm just not excited about this.
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