Some ppl just didn't know if two muppet attractions (in the same land) would work so I offered another choice. As long as it's not a princess/tinkerbell Christmas I'm for it.
No because we would have no shows going during September-November and then they would have to take the stuff off the stage for regular shows....it seems like to much work and time off, DCA needs all the shows and rides it can get right now.
Hyperion? No way. Whatever is going in there needs to be semi-permanent...or at least, I think that's the way Disney thinks. You have to take into consideration what the venue is and what it looks like...will that mesh with the show that is trying to be presented?
If the Muppets were to be put on at the Hyperion, the audience would have to see live puppeteers onstage with the Muppets...something that I have never seen done with this group of characters. Don't get me wrong, shows like Avenue Q work well...but that is staged for an adult audience. The Muppets have always been family-friendly, the magic not revealed.
Which is why I love filmfreak's suggestion. Playhouse Disney would be the perfect venue! Why?
1. The shows there change all the time.
2. The stage is already set up to accommodate puppets while hiding the puppeteers.
Doing MCC there would be a cinch...and it would actually make DCA a little more "fun for the whole family." It would certainly be a hit, and it's no secret that DCA's holiday offerings have up to now been kinda slim/lame...doing a show like this would re-invigorate the park for the better, IMHO.
I don't think there needs to be a competition between Disney's owned properties. They're all great in their own right...in this situation, the show already has all the music and makings of a musical. Mickey's Christmas Carol has no musical numbers (though it is a great movie). Therefore, MCC would be a better fit for this situation.
I'd love to see Disney do this. They'd take an active role in celebrating the Muppets and would make DCA more Christmasy.
Does anyone know how much seating there is inside Playhouse Disney?
From what I can see on Google images, the setting looks a little plain-jane so it wouldn't be ideal for the show. Hyperion looks so much grander (& hopefully even more so after a remodel!). Of course, if the Playhouse Disney building & interior were to be spruced up and able to accommodate shows that were entertaining to the whole family, that would pay dividends all year round.
I'm afraid I don't know enough about puppeteering or stage design to know how complicated it is to make a standard stage suitable for puppets... I'd be happy to learn more if anyone could point me to some info! :)
No thank you. I think they should be alternating shows though because of the AP crowd. Maybe have Toy Story, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast switch up.
That would be an impossible switch up unless the sets are interchangeable... which they really aren't...
Andy's Room, Agrabah, and France
Changing sets, lighting and audio queues can take a week with a quick well-trained crew. I can imagine that being a huge waste of time and money.
I agree that the puppeteers really shouldn't be visible.
Of course we know that they're puppets... but kids don't know that.
I think Playhouse Disney would be perfect for a Mickey's Christmas Carol show. They already have all the puppets, just dress them up and change the sets.
Would be a nice change, and I might actually go see it. (I've never been in the Playhouse Disney place myself)
With any luck, the Toy Story Musical will be a huge flop and then the theater will be available for your Christmas show idea! ;)
Actually, the Toy Story Musical idea is already a huge flop with fans, almost universally detested.
Actually for the non-Holiday time, I'd like to see more shows like BLAST! I wish Hyperion would be used for touring shows to do an engagement of a month or two at a time, just like when Broadway shows visit various cities. When my family and I first went to DCA, we saw BLAST and we thought we'd have that kind of high-quality entertainment to look forward every time we made it down to SoCal. Instead, it was Aladdin, Aladdin, Aladdin... (which is fine a few times, but 8 full years?!)
Of course, having a proprietary show that runs for years and years wouldn't be such a problem if it was used to fill in the gaps in the touring schedule.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Zfsn6BhLs&feature=related]YouTube - Disney SEA BBB Christmas Version?[/ame]
Very Hollywoodlandish and very Christmas-y. A modified version of this would be GREAT!
I don't think the Muppets would lend themselves to a stage show, but a holiday show in the theatre would be a no-brainer if done well.
As much as I love the songs in the Muppet Christmas Carol, I just don't think it's a good fit. Would the muppets even be sufficiently visible? Do we really want a Muppet show that is lip-synched? I don't want anyone but the proper cast to do the major Muppet voices.
The voices are a bit of a concern, but I personally wouldn't mind lip-synched muppets...after all, the puppets have to lip synch, since they have no vocal cords. ;)