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New ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Musical to Debut This Fall

We were thrilled with the announcement that Broadway would be reopening this fall and we excited to see Disney shows such as Aladdin and The Lion King as two shows that would be returning to the stage. Our inner child was thrilled however to see the latest announcement that a new musical based on A. A. Milne’s classic Winnie the Pooh stories will be joining the growing list of Disney stage musicals.

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Opening on October 21, 2021 at Time Square’s Theatre Row, Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation is being developed by Jonathan Rockefeller, who has experience working on several children’s theatre productions with a specific concentration in puppetry.

In discussing the new production, Rockefeller said, “Disney’s Winnie the Pooh material is so incredibly rich, that after more than half a century, I doubt there is anyone who hasn’t been profoundly moved or feels a personal connection with the wonderful characters of Pooh. The question we posed ourselves when creating this intimate musical adaptation was, ‘How do we bring Pooh from the screen and onto the stage in an entirely fresh and new way, yet one that still pays homage to the deep canon of Winnie the Pooh iconography?’ The answer was easy… well, conceptually easy, in theory… we needed to create incredible, brilliant, and amazing puppetry that makes it impossible to believe the characters aren’t real. Audiences can expect their hearts will be captivated by the characters, and their imaginations will soar with these life-size puppets.”

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Not a lot of information has been released regarding the adaptation to stage. We do know that the classic Sherman Brothers songs will be included as well as new songs by A. A. Milne.

We can’t wait to see this silly ol’ bear join the stage once again!

Are you excited?

Source: thedisinsider

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.