Nemo musical has soft opening at Animal Kingdom

Posted Monday, November 13, 2006 9:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Visitors to Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom might find a chance to catch Disney's newest stage show, Finding Nemo -- The Musical, which has gone into quiet-opening preview performances in advance of its official premier in January.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

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Monday, November 13, 2006 3:25 PM
The buzz in the notoriously cantankerous Disney Dweeb community is that this show is very very good. Even people who don't like ANYTHING new seem to think this show is good.
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Monday, November 13, 2006 5:18 PM
Yes, I've been reading the same. The press release photos from a few weeks ago look great. you can see them here about halfway down the page: http://wdwmagic.com/nemo_musical.htm

I'm definitely a Disney geek but not in the "keeping the parks a museum" camp in any form. :) Looks like a great addition, perhaps on the level of the Festival of the Lion King on the other side of the park if not better from what I've read.

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Monday, November 13, 2006 7:28 PM
The comparison I've read even more often is to Aladdin at DCA, which was just phenomenal---and, IMO, the best "included with admission" show in any domestic Disney park. At least, it was prior to this opening. I'll be seeing Nemo in February, and am really looking forward to it.

For as much grief as Anne Hamburger has been given, she's done some really fine shows. I thought Snow White was quite good, too---I managed to catch that one during the AP preview period.
*** This post was edited by Brian Noble 11/13/2006 7:28:57 PM ***

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Sunday, November 19, 2006 12:47 AM
I've been a show-type person since I could walk... love 'em.. it's my career... That being said, I'm glad Nemo is getting some points in the prelims... cause Disney is REALLY hit or miss with shows... Lion King... love it.. Hunchback, Aladdin.. big hits... I also really liked Tarzan (which formerly lived in the same space at DAK)... BUT.. then you have the crap... Namely "Cinderellabration".. (nicknamed 'Cinderellabomination'... and something too foul to place on here..).. They took Japan's version... what should have been a fantastic aged merlot... was a tub of watered-down-sugar-free Koolaid... in a word... Bleh.

Thankfully, they pulled the show before the '50 years' celebration was even over... and they're stepping up with new shows... I hope they saw the error of their ways, and continue to dream up that wonderul magic...

I'm a dork. :)

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