Testing out the new show, which borrows from the Disney catalog of beloved songs, will be Rebecca Luker, Brent Barrett, Andrew Samonsky, Ashley Brown, Lenny Wolpe, Matt Farnsworth, Meredith Inglesby, Tyler Maynard and Kelly Sullivan. This troupe represents the workshop cast. Casting for the forthcoming production will be announced at a later date.
The On the Record tour kicks off Nov. 9 at the Palace Theatre in Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH.
Co-conceived by director Robert Longbottom and Disney's Thomas Schumacher, On the Record will play Cleveland through Nov. 21 before launching a national tour that includes stops in Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan, Indianapolis, Florida and Texas.
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 On the Record, 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." The creative team includes Natasha Katz (lighting), Robert Brill (scenery), Gregg Barnes (costumes), David Chase (musical supervision and arrangements) and Chad Beguelin (scenarist).
Since debuting on Broadway a decade ago with Beauty and the Beast, Disney Theatrical has also presented two other current musicals, Aida and The Lion King. Disney's upcoming projects include Mary Poppins (in a joint production with Cameron Mackintosh), Little Mermaid and Tarzan.
Aida will close at the Palace Theatre Sept. 5.
For more information about Disney productions, visit http://disney.go.com/disneytheatrical/index.html.
As of press time, the On the Record itinerary follows:
Nov. 9-21 at Palace Theatre in Cleveland, OH
Nov. 30-Dec. 12 at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL
Dec. 14-19 at the Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY
Jan. 5-16, 2005 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 1-6 at the Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA
Feb. 8-27 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI
March 1-6 at the Wharton Center East Lansing, MI
March 22-27 at the Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis, IN
April 19-May 1 at the Broward Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 3-8 at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL
May 10-15 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Ft. Myers, FL
May 24-May 29 at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX
May 31-June 12 at the Hobby Center in Houston, TX
Aug. 30-Sept. 4 at the Civic Theatre in San Diego, CA