"Sprites" DVD — with Avenue Q's Tartaglia — Due in Stores March 18

News   "Sprites" DVD — with Avenue Q's Tartaglia — Due in Stores March 18
The DVD "Johnny and the Sprites: Meet the Sprites" — featuring episodes from the Disney Channel television series — is due in stores March 18.


Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the single DVD, which stars Avenue Q Tony nominee John Tartaglia. The DVD features the episodes "Ginger's Antenna Dilemma," "Root's Dadoots," "Where the water, Lily?," "Basil's Band" and "The Sprites and the What?"

"Meet Johnny and the magical and friendly sprites – Ginger, Lily, Root, Basil and all of their friends – in the enchanted woods of Grotto's Grove," read press notes. "With music, laughter and a sprinkle of magic, Johnny and his new-found friends experience the fun of friendship and learn to be accepting of others."

Each episode features musical numbers penned by such theatre composers as Gary Adler, Bobby Lopez, Laurence O'Keefe and Michael Patrick Walker.

Tartaglia made his Broadway debut in Avenue Q (earning a Tony Award nomination for his work) and returned to Broadway to play Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. He has also appeared on stage in concert versions of Children of Eden and Hair as well as Carnival for City Center Encores!

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