Iconic Disney characters get an edgy new look in an exclusive music video created by Paramour cast member Bret Shuford. You’ve never seen Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White, Aladdin, Gaston, Ursula, and Jafar like this before.
Shuford, who previously appeared on Broadway in Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, conceived, produced, and directed the video mash-up of the hit Lorde single “Royals” and the remix of “Once Upon a Dream” (from Disney’s “DConstructed” album). He also cameos as Gaston in the video.
According to Shuford, “In the video we are taken to a ball hosted by Cinderella that eventually becomes overtaken by the Disney Villains.”
Shuford assembled a cast of Broadway actors for the project, including Kay Trinidad Karns (The Little Mermaid) as Drizella, Caitlin Houlahan (Waitress) as Anastasia, Julie Foldesi (Newsies) as Lady Tremaine, Kate Fahrner (South Pacific) as Evil Queen, Zakiya Young (The Little Mermaid) as Ursula, Andrew Chappelle (Hamilton) as Jafar, Orfeh (Legally Blonde) as Maleficent, Sarah Meahl (Paramour) as Cinderella, Stephen Hanna (Billy Elliot, Hello Dolly!) as Prince Charming, Marina Lazzaretto (Wicked) as Belle, Kenneth Michael Murray (Paramour) as Prince “The Beast” Adam, Sheridan Mouawad (Paramour) as Snow White, Bruce Weber (Paramour) as Prince Florian, Sara Brophy (Amazing Grace) as Ariel, Justin Keats (Paramour) as Prince Eric, Amber Merrick (Paramour) as Jasmine, Phil Colgan as Aladdin, Jessica Walker (Paramour) as Aurora, and Nicholas Cunningham (The Phantom of the Opera) as Prince Phillip.
The video features cinematography by Pure Motion Pictures; choreography by Bruce Weber and Justin Keats; costumes by Kurt Alger and Matthew Solomon; and sound engineering by Jim Lutz and John Gibson.