Disney Cruise Line boasts Broadway-style stage shows, the newest of which, “Tangled,” can be seen aboard the Disney MAGIC!
Taking a trip aboard any Disney Cruise Line (DCL) ship is like setting sail IN a Disney theme park. You’ve got not only cozy and convenient living quarters for the duration of your stay, but also delightful food fares, ample swimming, gaming, and other physical activities, at-hand shopping (of course!), and spectacular stage shows. [Not to mention, your transportation is included, wink-wink!]
Each of the four DCL ships feature the Walt Disney Theater, where Broadway-caliber stage shows are presented daily throughout each sailing. Depending on which ship you’re on, you may catch Cinderella in “Twice Charmed” (MAGIC), see the comical “Villains Tonight” (DREAM), encounter several beloved characters in “Disney Dreams…An Enchanted Classic” (MAGIC, WONDER), cheer for the award-style “The Golden Mickeys” (DREAM, WONDER), or find adventure and romance in the newest DCL stage show, “Tangled: The Musical” (MAGIC), among other presentations.
“Tangled: The Musical” brings back the endearing characters and captivating music from the hit 2010 animated film, enchanting audiences once again with the adventurous fairy tale of love and self-discovery. This time, though, they are part of an original Disney Cruise Line stage spectacular aboard the Disney MAGIC, having premiered in November of last year. It is the first time the beloved Disney tale has been adapted for the stage.
Lavish production numbers and spellbinding music–including three new songs created exclusively for the show by Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater–help “Tangled: The Musical” immerse audiences in Rapunzel’s fairy tale world. The show stays true to the film’s story line, featuring characters like Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Mother Gothel, and even everyone’s favorite horse-that-acts-somewhat-like-a-dog Maximus, while incorporating a few special twists.
It is said of the groundbreaking puppetry of Maximus:
Master puppet designer Michael Curry, whose extraordinary creations are featured in Disney’s Tony Award-winning musical “The Lion King” on Broadway, bred a brand-new pedigree of puppetry in Maximus, the rambunctious guard horse. The “mane” attraction of every scene he steals, Maximus’ exaggerated demeanor becomes even more hilarious through the talents of the whinnying puppet performer within.
Sounds like they really captured the heart of the scene-stealer!
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Today, explore the world of puppetry yourself and make this adorable Mickey Mouse sock puppet by following this tutorial at Disney Family.
You will need just a few simple items:
- 1 black men’s crew sock
- thin cardboard
- stiff black felt
- regular felt (tan, white, and red)
- cool-temp glue gun and toothpick
- pair of 1/2-inch white buttons
Here’s how to make it:
- Print the template and use the pieces as patterns to cut out the specified felt and cardboard shapes. **There seems to be no clickable link to the template, so do your best to free-hand the face, ears, eyes, nose, and mouth.**
- To create the mouth, turn the sock inside out. Then fold the cardboard face circle in half, and glue it to the inner sock toe, sandwiching the fabric between the halves as shown.
- Turn the sock right side out and set it on a flat surface with the heel side up. Then glue the tan face onto the sock, lining up the lower edge with the upper edge of the mouth as shown.
- Glue the eye whites atop the eye backings. Glue the eyes and nose in place on the felt face piece, using the shaded areas on the template as reference for placement.
- Glue the tongue in place, centering it on the inner edge of lower mouth.
- Glue the circular portion (but not the lower tabs) of two of the felt ear pieces together as shown. Glue the remaining two felt ear pieces together in the same manner. Glue each ear to the sock by its tabs (spreading them in opposite directions) about ¾ inch from the top of the face.
- Loosely stuff the head with fiberfill. Then pull the sock over a bottle so you can dress the puppet.
- For Mickey’s shorts, wrap a 3½- by 12-inch piece of red felt around the puppet and glue the overlap together. Then glue the white buttons to the front.
SCHOOL SUBJECT: Arts & Crafts
SKILL LEVEL: Elementary
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