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Disney Princesses Take the Stage

Prepare to be transported into a realm where imagination knows no bounds, as grand animation and theatrical artistry bring Disney’s magic to life. For generations, families in New Orleans and across the world have found solace and joy in the timeless melodies of their favorite Disney princesses. Now, on April 4, the Saenger Theatre will be graced with the enchanting spectacle of Disney Princess – The Concert.

Broadway actress Alyssa Fox, West End’s Hiba Elchikhe, and Adam J. Levy will join Broadway’s Syndee Winters on stage this spring to offer an immersive journey through cherished princess ballads, heroic anthems, and even the mischievous melodies of Disney villains. Nola Family had the pleasure of speaking with Winters and Benjamin Rauhala – Musical Supervisor and Co-Creator – about the show and why it’s a must-see affair for fans of all ages throughout the Crescent City and beyond.

The concert is designed to be a whole-family event. “Yes, we talk about the multi-generations with the mothers and grandmothers and daughters, but we also talk about the sons. And we have a heroes medley. We have villain representation,” Winter adds. “I don’t think there’s anyone too young or too old to come to this show.”

Apart from the captivating performances from some of Broadway’s biggest stars, audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes anecdotes, secrets, and “tea” from the cast’s Broadway experiences. And let’s not forget the special effects and costume design, promising an all-around thrilling experience. One secret revealed by Rauhala and Winters? If concert-goers can sing loud enough during “Let It Go,” they just might have an extra-special surprise in store.

“I think what [audiences] should look forward to is that we are bringing top-level Broadway talent to you,” says Rauhala. “These singers are the best of the best. Syndee was just back in ‘The Lion King,’ Alyssa just finished playing Elphaba in ‘Wicked,’ and Hiba just finished ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife,’ and Adam just finished ‘Moulin Rouge.’ These are people at the top of their game who I’ve somehow been lucky enough to trick into coming on tour with me.”

“Being able to do ‘The Lion King’ is a dream come true,” adds Winters, “But to do the Nala song in a concert form is my dream. I get to talk to the audience, I get to share stories, I can just toss the mic out and get the audience singing.”

During the concert, Winters loves to perform “Almost There” from “The Princess and the Frog” most of all, and Rauhala’s favorite song in the show is “This Wish” from “Wish,” the first Disney movie he worked on. Rauhala, one of the masterminds behind the production, reflects on his journey saying, “It’s not lost on me every day that we’ve grown to this beautiful place, collaborating with Disney, and getting to share the stage with these iconic, powerful women. It’s like a cross between a Broadway show and a pop show. Like a Disney princess ‘Eras Tour’!”

Before attending, get a sneak peek at all the fun by visiting @disneyconcerts on Instagram and Facebook. Join the fun on April 4 for an unforgettable experience filled with music, wonder, and cherished memories that the whole family will treasure for a lifetime. Don’t let this moment of Disney magic pass you by – secure your tickets now and make memories that will last forever!

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