Scene to Song

Scene to Song Episode 72: Disney Parks Music as Musical Theater

February 14, 2022

In this episode, composer and writer Eric Matthew Richardson discusses Disney parks music as musical theater and a bit of history as to how they were constructed that way. We also talk about the Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's song "The Big Blue World (Reprise)" from their 2007 Disney parks musical Finding Nemo: The Musical.

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Music played in this episode:
"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf" written by Frank Churchill with additional lyrics by Ann Ronell which originally featured in the 1933 Disney cartoon Three Little Pigs
"The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" by the Sherman Brothers
"There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" by the Sherman Brothers
"It's a Small World" by the Sherman Brothers, sung by Richard Sherman and Alan Menken at the D23 Expo
"Grim, Grinning Ghosts" composed by Buddy Baker, with lyrics written by X Atencio
"The Big Blue World (Reprise)" from Finding Nemo: The Musical

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