From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Jeremy Schoolfield
Epcot has been bursting with color and excitement ever since the Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicked off last weekend! From now until Feb. 24, 2020, you can experience all the fantastic artwork, stunning performances and art-inspired family fun this celebration has to offer. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series has returned to the festival this year, bringing fan-favorite music to World Showcase as Broadway stars sing renditions of songs from award-winning Disney shows.
The concert series is already underway, and we are excited to welcome a new set of performers to the America Gardens Theatre stage on Jan. 26. Kara Lindsay, who starred in the original Disney on Broadway production of “Newsies,” and Kevin Massey, best known for his starring role in the original production of Disney on Broadway’s “Tarzan,” will perform eight nights of shows beginning this Sunday. The pair will be joined by another dynamic duo of Broadway stars, Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”), for a special joint performance on Feb. 9.
The Disney Parks Blog had a chance to hear all about Kara and Kevin’s upcoming shows. Check out the video below to learn more!
Here’s the full lineup of show-stopping talent for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series:
- Jan. 21 and 24 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
- Jan. 22 and 23 – Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”) and Gavin Lee (“Mary Poppins”)
- Jan. 25 – Special performance featuring Simmons, White, Blickenstaff and Lee
- Jan. 26, 28, 29; Feb. 1, 2, 5 and 6 – Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
- Jan. 27, 30, 31, Feb. 3, 4, 7 and 8 – Liana Hunt (“Newsies”) and Adam Jacobs (“Aladdin”)
- Feb. 9 – Special performance featuring Lindsay, Massey, Hunt and Jacobs
- Feb. 10, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22 and 23 – Ashley Brown (“Mary Poppins”) and Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)
- Feb. 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 21 – Syndee Winters (“The Lion King”) and Michael James Scott (“Aladdin”)
- Feb. 24 – Special performance featuring Brown, Strickland, Winters and Scott.
All shows are performed at America Gardens Theatre and are included with theme park admission. The best way to experience a performance is by reserving a Disney on Broadway Dining Package, which guarantees seating for one show on the day of the dining experience. Packages at participating Epcot restaurants are now booking; visit ArtfulEpcot.com or call (407) WDW-FEST to make a reservation.
Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for videos featuring all of the Broadway stars performing at this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts!