A new report from StitchKingdom.com points to a May 2015 debut for an all new stage show based on Disney’s Tangled. The news of Rapunzel getting her own show was revealed by Alan Menken during a Disney D23 Expo conference call last summer. According to the report, the casting calls are looking for actors and dancers to fill almost twenty openings including the new key roles of Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Mother Gothel, and the Stabbington Brothers.
The report from StitchKingdom also points to a casting call for Elsa which could very well end being incorporated into the Golden Mickeys.
The Disney Magic’s current stage show line up primarily features Disney Dreams – An Enchanted Classic, Villains Tonight!, and Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story. At this time, it is not clear if Tangled will replace one of the three main shows. The auditions do include roles for characters that appear in Villains Tonight! and Disney Dreams leaving Twice Charmed as the leading candidate to be replaced by Tangled based on this list, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Villains walked the plank.
Rehearsals are set to begin in Toronto, Canada on January 28 through May 15, with onboard performance contract ending December 13, 2015. Based on the casting call, it appears the Tangled stage show will likely be headed for the Disney Magic an will debut during the 15-night Eastbound Transatlantic Cruise which is scheduled to sail from Port Canaveral on May 15, 2015.