New Villains show coming to Disney Cruise Line

20Jul09

According to the Disney Auditions website, there will be a new show coming in October to the Disney Magic! Based on the characters included, it will be a Disney Villains-based show. This appears to be taking the place of the Golden Mickeys show on Disney Cruise Line – making that show only able to be seen at Hong Kong Disneyland.

Disney Creative Entertainment is joining up with the Broadway writing team of Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen (Title of Show) as well as Seattle based director Allison Narver, choreographer Karma Camp and musical director Ben Cohn, for the original company (Title, TBD) of our newest high-seas spectacular onboard the luxurious Disney Magic®. Sailing the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and the Baltic Seas, including the exciting ports of Barcelona, Naples, Cannes, Oslo, St. Petersburg and Copenhagen; one-year contracts begin October 2009.

The roles included in the new show are as follows.

Seeking the following roles:
HADES – Smart, funny, quick, imposing, must be able to command audience and morph from talk show host, to lounge-y telethon host, to bad Lord of the Underworld with ease, wit, humor and style. Must be a natural at improve. Bari-tenor to a ‘G’. Should have a solid mid- to low- sound to his voice and be comfortable singing down to a low ‘G’.

PAIN/PANIC –Played by 2 actors. Great comic character actors with incredible timing. Goofy and sweet. Plays well with others. Tenors to a ‘G#/A

DR. FACILIER/JAFAR – African-American, bass/baritone. Dr. Facilier is the new villain in the upcoming “The Princess and the Frog.” 1920s New Orleans conjuror; both charming and sinister; a real showman. Jafar is pompous but dangerous and powerful. But in this show he reveals his softer side and sings “Wind Beneath My Wings” Tall and skinny. Smooth.. High range- ‘E’. Boom-y, powerful sound – ideally with both legit and pop capabilities.

YZMA/ EVIL QUEEN – Angular smart funny surprising character woman. (Originally voiced by Eartha Kitt) Rubber faced and great physical comedienne who can sell a huge number. Strong pop sound- riffing a plus. Belt (or pop mix) to ‘E’.

CAPTAIN HOOK/KRONK – Hook is a forced to be reckoned with and will have order on his ship. Kronk: Big, muscled, sweet, not the sharpest tool in the shed but you gotta love him. Yzma’s loyal and confused sidekick. Tenor or bari-tenor to ‘A’. Clean sound- good control over vibrato. Good pop sound, but also with legit ability. Low range- ‘A’.

CRUELLA DE VIL/ MALEFICENT – Long thin gorgeous diva with a great bellowing laugh. Must be able to command the space with her body, long cigarette, and feel at home yelling “DARLING!” Good all-around singer, strong pop mix/belt to ‘F’. Soprano to ‘A’ or ‘B’. Clear low range to ‘F

QUEEN OF HEARTS/ URSULA – Round, imposing, great physical comedienne. Flips from sweet to insane in an instant. Actress must not be afraid to be larger than life and take big physical and vocal risks. At total ease working the crowd. Fearless yet flirty. Strong belter to ‘D’.

Anybody have any more scoop as to what this will involve?

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4 Responses to “New Villains show coming to Disney Cruise Line”

  1. 1 Allyson

    I think that the Golden Mickeys is too good to stay in Hong Kong. It should move to Hollywood studios to replace Beauty and the Beast because its looking a little dated lately. Plus it would fit in well with the theming of Hollywood Studios!!

  2. 2 Drew

    The show starts rehearsals in October – won’t be on ship til probably February. And thr golden mickeys is being replaced on thr magic but will still be available on the wonder.

  3. 3 Miss B 2u!

    I just had my callback the other day! I read for the Fates. The team looks like a nice group of people.

  4. Premium post, great looking blog, added it to my favorites.


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