Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time
Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 3:00 pm
Join us for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway caliber singers and featuring high resolution Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney In Concert Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and many more. This musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that through the magical storytelling of Disney, wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal and love conquers all.
The MSO Pops! series is presented by:
- Disney Memories Overture (Music from Fantasia, Pinocchio, Bambi, Alice In Wonderland, and Lady and the Tramp.)
- Tangled Medley (“When Will My Life Begin?”, “I’ve Got A Dream”, and “I See The Light”)
- “Reflection” (from Disney’s Mulan)
- Enchanted Helpers Medley (“Friend Like Me” from Disney’s Aladdin, “Under the Sea” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and “Be Our Guest” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast))
- Villains Medley (“Trust in Me” from Disney’s The Jungle Book, “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and “Be Prepared” from Disney’s The Lion King)
- Hercules Gospel Medley (“Gospel Truth”, “Zero to Hero”, and “A Star is Born”)
- Selections from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog (“Down In New Orleans”, “Friends On the Other Side”, and “Almost There”)
- They Finally Meet Medley (“Kiss the Girl” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, “Beauty and the Beast” from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and “So This Is Love” from Disney’s Cinderella)
- “Battle with the Forces of Evil” (The orchestra underscores a scene taken directly from Sleeping Beauty as the Prince rescues Sleeping Beauty from Malificent and the forces of evil.)
- Disney’s FROZEN Medley (“Do You Want To Build a Snowman?”, “For the First Time in Forever”, “In Summer”, and “Let It Go”)
- “Circle Of Life” (from Disney’s The Lion King)
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Patrons seated in the Orchestra Rear (Rows U-X) may have a reduced view of film clips, text, and images projected above the stage for Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time.
Lisa Livesay is thrilled to be a part of Disney in Concert. Lisa recently lit up the stage in a headliner performance at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage entitled Laughs, Love & Light. She has been seen in the role of Glinda in the national tour of Wicked. Other theatre credits include Monteen in Jason Robert Brown’s Parade (LA Music Center), Olive in 25th…Spelling Bee, Peter Pan in Peter Pan, Cathy in The Last 5 Years, Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Lisa recently starred in the feature film Monday Nights at 7 with Edward James Olmos. Lisa has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Houston Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Oregon Symphony, among many others. You can spot Lisa with Bigfoot on a TOYOTA commercial, and occasionally, you’ll hear her voice on select films and TV shows. She resides in New York City with husband composer and orchestrator Nolan Livesay. Lisa is a firm believer in hard work and kindness!
Whitney Claire Kaufman
Whitney recently completed two years with the North American Tour of the Broadway smash-hit Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, Understudy for Sophie and Lisa). Her performance as Sophie garnered rave reviews from the Boston Globe. Whitney has performed as Guest Soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Guest Soloist with the Florida Orchestra, and has appeared in Cabaret (Sally Bowles), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Peaseblossom), Marisol (June), The Los Angeles Theatre Ensembles’ production of Wounded, as well as many other theatrical productions. TV credits include General Hospital and the hit ABC series Modern Family. As both a singer and voiceover performer in film and television, Whitney has been heard in productions including That Championship Season, The Secret of NiMH 2, and two MGM animated series: All Dogs Go to Heaven and Noddy. She recently recorded songs written by Oscarwinning composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Whitney graduated with honors from Chapman University with a BFA in Theater Performance. Her favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid, with Cinderella as a close second.
Aaron is very excited to be part of this wonderful production. Aaron is an Ovation Award nominated actor/singer, proud member of Actor’s Equity, and can frequently be seen on film and TV. Past theatre credits include: Jekyll and Hyde (John Utterson), Batboy: The Musical (Batboy/Edgar), Songs for a New World , and Les Misérables(Foreman/Combeferre). Opera credits include: La Boheme with the Greensboro Opera Company, conducted by Valery Ryvkin, Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) and Lakme (Frederic) by Delibes. Aaron recently appeared in a staged reading of The Bone Wars (O’Conner) with the prestigious New York playwright group, Youngbloods. You may have seen Aaron as Carl, half of the duo that is the face of Lipton Iced Tea. He is also an accomplished voice-over talent and can be heard in video games such as World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption and Lord of the Rings. He is a man of many voices for commercials, cartoons, and music sessions everywhere. Aaron has been a Disney fan his entire life, and is happy to help bring this music to fans of all ages.
Andrew Johnson is a Disney kid at heart and is humbled and honored to share the music and magic from the stage! He has toured all over the United States, Europe, and Asia, as a lead vocalist and dancer, and his performances have been broadcasted on national and international television. You can currently catch him as a background vocalist and dancer on FOX’s The X Factor. He most recently performed on The Conan O’Brien Show in the comedy spoof Broadway Rap Musicals: Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, & Vanilla Ice and performed with Florence and the Machine at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. His other theatrical credits include Rent (Benny), Five Guys Named Moe (Four-Eyed Moe), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph, Asher), Godspell (Jesus), and Pippin (Lead Player). Andrew has shared the stage with singers/actresses Shirley Jones and Bernadette Peters and has performed live duets with recording artists Patti LaBelle and Erykah Badu and singer/actress Jodi Benson (the original voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid). He just recently released his new EP on ITunes entitled Elevation, under his artist name Drew Michael. He would like to thank his family for their unconditional love and support and Ted Ricketts for the opportunity of being part of this show.