Composers Richard Sherman and Alan Menken Perform Together for First Time, Aug. 10 at D23 Expo

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Songwriter Richard Sherman and composer Alan Menken perform together for the first time Aug. 10 at the D23 Expo.

Alan Menken
Alan Menken

The concert, which is entitled Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook, is held at the Anaheim Convention Center in the D23 Expo Arena.

Sherman and Menken have won a combined 10 Academy Awards for their work with Disney and have composed music and songs for more than three-dozen Disney feature films, over two-dozen Disney Park attractions and half-a-dozen Disney musicals on Broadway.

"I can't express how excited I am that my esteemed friend Alan Menken and I will be sharing the same bill for the very first time," Sherman said in a previous statement. "Alan is an incredible talent, and I know we're both thrilled to be performing for Disney's most ardent fans — they're the best and I can't wait to be a part of what promises to be a very special night for all of us."

"Richard Sherman and I share so many things; our cherished association with The Walt Disney Company, the blessing of having the opportunity to share our musical talents with 'children of all ages' and a genuine mutual admiration — but one thing we've never gotten to share is a concert stage," added Menken. "This summer at the D23 Expo 2013, we will do just that. And I can't think of anyone I'd prefer to share that stage with. Richard, along with his brother Robert, wrote songs that filled my formative years with joy and fantasy. And, all these years later, I can say with complete honesty that there is no one I've met in our business who is more warm and generous than my friend and fellow songwriter, Richard Sherman."

Admission to the concert is on a first-come, first-served basis and is included in the price of a ticket to the D23 Expo. In addition to the 4,000-seat D23 Expo Arena, the concert is simulcast into a 2,000-seat overflow theatre inside the Convention Center. The D23 Expo — The Ultimate Disney Fan Event — brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks. It is held Aug. 9-11 in Anaheim, CA.

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