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Things We Saw Today: Disney’s Hercules Is Going to the Stage

I might have to go the distance to see this.

A still of Hercules and love interest Meg from Disney's Hercules.

Bless my soul, Herc is on a roll. A roll, that is, to Central Park, where a staged adaptation of the Disney classic Hercules will be performed at the conclusion of the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park summer season. The musical will feature the original songs from the film, with new music from Alan Menken and David Zippel; the book is written by GLOW’s Kristoffer Diaz.

This is one of many Disney shows that have made the leap to the stage. Others include Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. We don’t know what original songs have been added, but personally I am hoping for a Hades musical number. He’s too fantastic of a villain to not have an evil number, and so hopefully the stage production will rectify the lack of a song in the original film.

The cast for the production has not yet been announced. While there might be too many movies turned musicals out there, Disney always turns out a stellar stage production and Hercules will hopefully not be the exception. Are you excited for the musical? Do you have a Disney classic you want to see staged? Let us know in the comments!

(via Deadline, image: Disney)

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