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A Behind the Scenes Look at ‘Drawn to Life’

It’s been almost four years since the final ‘La Nouba’ by Cirque Du Soleil show took place at Disney Springs. The acrobatic show was popular, but some Guests complained that it did not have a “Disney” feel.

The giant white building remained quiet for a while, until a new show, ‘Drawn to Life’, was announced. This would also be by Cirque Du Soleil, but would have a Disney-related theme.

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‘Drawn to Life’ was almost ready to open when Walt Disney World shut down in March, 2020. The opening was delayed several times, but the show is finally set to open on November 18!

Disney’s “Drawn to Life” (Credit: Disney)

We can’t wait to see ‘Drawn to Life’, we will be there on opening day. Until then, enjoy this behind the scenes look from Jeremy Schoolfield and Disney Parks Blog:

We’re only days away from the Nov. 18 grand opening of Drawn to Life presented by Cirque du Soleil and Disney. Behind the scenes, artists and technical crews are working around the clock to make sure everything is ready for the show’s world premiere.

Today we’re sharing a new video of what you will hear, but not necessarily see, during each live theatrical performance. Benoit Jutras, the world-famous musical composer whose projects include the beloved La Nouba soundtrack, returned to create the musical score.

With a small but immensely talented group of musicians performing from a space elevated high in the wings, the music takes audience members on a nostalgic journey back to their own childhood with Disney Animation themes sprinkled along the way.

Drawn to Life is the first theatrical collaboration between three entertainment icons: Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering. The show celebrates Disney’s extraordinary legacy in the art of animation reinterpreted through Cirque du Soleil’s innovative design, acrobatic performances, dazzling choreography and creative costuming.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.