World exclusive, Disneyland Paris will offer its visitors to discover the Forest of Enchantment: A Musical Adventure Disney . Created in the spirit of Broadway musicals, this brand new musical will be played from February 10 to May 8, 2016 at Chaparral Theater located in Frontierland in Disneyland Park.
An original creation of Disneyland Paris
The Forest of Enchantment is a musical adventure Disney presented exclusively at Disneyland Paris. The story of this new musical takes root in an enchanted forest where joyful nature spirits celebrate the most beautiful Disney stories. Punctuated by a storyteller and over tables, the show reveals the secrets of the forest through the stories of Pocahontas, the Jungle Book, Tarzan, Rapunzel or Rebel.
In this show, Heroes Disney pay a vibrant tribute to nature and the world of the forest. Alternately, Pocahontas and John Smith, Baloo and King Louie, Tarzan, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider without forgetting Merida appear on stage to resume live mythical songs of their films. Original creation of Disneyland Paris, The Forest of Enchantmentunited on stage favorite Disney Characters of Visitors.
This enchanted forest is populated by amazing joyful beings who guide the audience through the different stories.Singers, dancers and aerialists animate this new show. The sets are also part of the show: they change over stories carried by the spirits of the forest, prompting viewers to discover new worlds, as if they were turning the pages of a pop-up book.
Christophe Leclercq, Director of the show scene, wanted to design a special atmosphere where visitors will be immersed in the heart of an enchanted forest. Choosing the scene Chaparral Theater in the heart of Frontierland, is not trivial, “we wanted to offer a story with a strong connection with nature and the forest. Chaparral Theater so has quickly established itself as the perfect place. “
Music plays a predominant place in the Forest of Enchantment: A Musical Adventure Disney . “The most famous songs of the films are part of the show. But we also wanted to show that it vibrates to the rhythm of a composition of original song, written in the spirit of Broadway musicals, “says Christophe Leclercq. Interpreted live, the show’s songs lead the audience on a joyful and enchanting world.
A creative team bringing together the talents of New York, Los Angeles and Paris
To mount this new musical adventure, Christophe Leclercq is surrounded by talent from Broadway, Los Angeles and Paris. When he imagined the scenery with Yves Ollier, scenographer, he was inspired by pop-up books where each page turn reveals new surprises.
So he naturally turned to Matthew Reinhart. Based in New York, this writer and illustrator made pop-up books his specialty. He was involved in set design, allowing to let live on stage an open book where nature has reclaimed.
The musical world was developed by Vasile Sirli, Director of Music for Disneyland Paris, in collaboration with Gordon and Lisa Goodwin. This couple of famous American composers Los Angeles and winner of a Grammy Award, wrote the original song of the show, true to their “Jazz Swing” style. They also re-orchestrated the most famous songs from Disney cartoons that will be interpreted in the show.
Spirits of The Forest of Enchantment: A Musical Adventure Disney represent allegories of nature and evolve around the storyteller and Disney Characters. Their movements must be close to animals or plants that inhabit the forest. The choreography and acrobatics were entrusted to Carolina Roelands (choreography), Florence Delahaye (aerial choreography) and Yohann Benhamou (acrobatics). These three artists participated in musicals Off-Broadway, in Paris or in the Cirque du Soleil.
The Forest of Enchantment: A Musical Adventure Disney thus combines all the expertise from Disneyland Paris and international artists, offering a unique show of its kind.
From February 10 to May 8, 2016, The Forest of Enchantment: A Musical Adventure Disney will be offered 5 times a day, 7 days out of 7 in Chaparral Theater in the heart of Frontierland in Disneyland Park.
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