‘Disney Princess: The Concert’ Philippines in November Announces Broadway Cast
Disney Princess: The Concert is coming to Manila, Cebu, and Davao this November, presented by Disney Concerts and Wilbros Live.
Disney songs like Moana’s How Far I’ll Go,” Aladdin’s “A Whole New World,” Pocahontas’ “Just Around the Riverbend,” The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World,” The Princess and the Frog’s “Almost There,” Frozen’s “Let It Go”, and more will be performed by 6 artists from Broadway– Krysta Rodriguez, Anneliese van der Pol, Aisha Jackson, Steffanie Leigh, Adam J. Levy, and Benjamin Rauhala.
Krysta Rodriguez, who has been part of nine Broadway shows to date, has originated roles such as Ilse in Spring Awakening, Casey in First Date, and Megara in the stage adaptation premiere of Hercules. She is also known for playing the role of Ana Vargas in NBC’s Smash.
Anneliese van der Pol, who is known for portraying Chelsea Daniels in the Disney Channel’s That’s So Raven, was the final actress to play Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast alongside Donny Osmond when it closed on Broadway in 2007.
Aisha Jackson was last seen on Frozen: The Broadway Musical as the standby for Anna, becoming the first Black woman to play the role on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and was in the original Broadway cast of Waitress.
Steffanie Leigh made her Broadway debut as the title role in Disney’s Mary Poppins. She went on to originate the roles of Liane d’Exelmans in Gigi and supermodel Dorian Leigh in War Paint, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole.
Adam J. Levy is currently on Broadyway’s Moulin Rouge and was previously seen in the first national tour of Waitress.
Benjamin Rauhala is one of the Broadway community’s most trusted music directors and collaborators. He most recently arranged the opening numbers of the 2022 Tony Awards and the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards for Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose.
The concert promises to have larger than life animation and theatrical effects while these 6 talents sing Disney favorites and share behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen.
The program will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission and is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, this production is suggested for ages 6 and up. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.
The concert will run in Manila at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater of Circuit Makati on November 18 and 19 at 3pm and 8pm, in Davao at the SMX Convention Center on November 21 at 8pm, and in Cebu at the Waterfront Hotel on November 22 at 8pm. Tickets to the Manila shows are available on Ticketworld, while tickets to the Cebu and Davao shows are available on SM Tickets.
*The concert utilizes Broadway-level sound, theatrical lighting and haze, and LED screens for animated visuals, which may affect those with photo- or audio-sensitivities.