A Brief Look at Creating the Music For Tangled: The Musical

Earlier today, Disney released a new video to promote Tangled: The Musical with a focus on the music. The short clip features composer Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Slater and orchestrater and arranger Tim Williams. According to Williams, Menken would send him piano demos that he’d then work with the actors and a small band to figure out what works best. Once they have something Williams works to arrange the music for a full 70-peice orchestra.

Menken’s initial idea was to incorporate a folk guitar as the core sound and build up the score around the guitar lead.

Tangled: The Musical will debut during the November 11, 2015 4-Night Bahamian Cruise on Disney Magic – Itinerary A departing from Miami, Florida. This sailing is also the first Very MerryTime Cruise of 2015 for the Disney Magic.

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