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FST's The Wonderful World of Disney Musicals

Coming soon to a library near you: The Wonderful World of Disney Musicals!

The Wonderful World of Disney Musicals explores the history of the animated features that we love and the stories that they tell. Beginning with the groundbreaking film Snow White (1937), Disney animated features have connected with audiences not just with clever characters and entertaining stories but with memorable songs. And when The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, a whole new generation of fans—and songwriters—were swept up into the magic of Disney musicals. This program from Four Seasons Theatre uses some of the best local performers to bring you the Disney songs that you know and love, and to explore how those songs brought both animated features and Broadway productions to life.

Our program includes three parts—stay for all three, or come for the parts that interest you most!

  • Sea Creature Craft (30 minutes): Kids of all ages can craft an underwater animal from “Under the Sea” that might live in the world of The Little Mermaid. We’ll provide the materials, and you provide the imagination!
  • Disney Out Loud (30 minutes): Performers bring you the music of Disney animation, spanning the decades from Snow White to Frozen. We’ll invite any crafters who want to show off their creations to join us for a sing-along of “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid.
  • Getting to the Source (30 minutes): Professor Scott Mellor or Professor Claus Elholm Andersen lead a discussion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and other tales. Learn about the origins of these tales and participate in a talk-back exploring the meanings and adaptations of these stories.

Schedule

Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Fitchburg Public Library

Saturday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Marshall Community Library

Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m.
E. D. Locke Public Library (McFarland)

Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Belleville High School Auditorium

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m.
Oregon Senior Center

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Verona Public Library

Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Black Earth Public Library

Wednesday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.
DeForest Area Public Library

Saturday, May 11 at 12:30 p.m.
Cambridge Community Library

Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library

About the Beyond the Page program

The Madison Community Foundation Beyond the Page program is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries. Four Seasons Theatre has been a proud recipient of Beyond the Page funding and has offered programming in libraries across Dane County in since 2015.

Past Four Seasons Theatre Beyond the Page Programs include:

  • Rodgers and Hammerstein: From Book to Broadway (2015)
  • The Poets of Tin Pan Alley (2016)
  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof (2017)
  • Words [and music] by Stephen Sondheim (2018)

FST Outreach Coordinator Tamara Brognano on our Disney program