The Palace Theatre in Cleveland, OH, will premiere the musical, which features 60 Disney songs spanning 70 years. The Ohio run is scheduled for Nov. 9-21. On the Record, according to production notes, "is the story of a recording session that changed the lives of a young unknown who is about to get her big break, a pop diva who is about to meet her match, and a matinee idol who is about to meet the 'new kid' who could take his place."
Directed and choreographed by Robert Longbottom, On the Record will play Cleveland before launching a national tour that includes stops in Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, Minnesota, Indianapolis, Florida and Texas. The creative team comprises Natasha Katz (lighting), Robert Brill (scenery), Gregg Barnes (costumes), David Chase (musical supervision and arrangements) and Chad Beguelin (scenarist).
Although no casting has been confirmed, Playbill On-Line has learned that Emily Skinner and Brian Sutherland will likely star in the new musical.
On the Record features songs from the Disney canon — both from classic Disney films and Disney's Broadway outings — and will be set in a recording studio. Over 50 songs comprise the musical, including tunes from "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin," "Tarzan," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," "Sleeping Beauty," "Dumbo," "Peter Pan," "Pinocchio," "Lady and the Tramp," "Cinderella" and "Snow White."
Beginning Sept. 18 tickets will be available at The Playhouse Square Center's box office, located at 1519 Euclid Avenue. Tickets, priced $23-60, will also be available beginning Sept. 19 by calling (800) 766-6048 or by visiting www.playhousesquare.com.