I know there has been a lot of talk lately about the Hyperion Theatre; what show should be in there, has Aladdin run its course, WE DON'T WANT NO STINKIN' PIXAR SHOW!, etc, etc, etc.
Well, after watching the Tony's last night, (by the way, what was up with all the sound issues!) I thought of taking the idea behind Come Fly Away (or any Twayla Tharp show) and using Disney music.
For those of you who aren't familiar with her work, Ms. Tharp takes music, usually by a single artist, and puts their songs together to create a very loose story line, and then uses ONLY dance and the songs to tell the story. When done right (Twayla Tharp's Movin' Out (set to Billy Joel music)) it is a truly amazing experience!
I was thinking that maybe they could merge this idea with the Tarzan Rocks show that was performed at Disney's Animal Kingdom! In that show, they had a live rock band onstage that performed the music from the film, and they had dancers, arialist (sp?), rollerbladers all performing in front of the band and singers. It was my favorite show when I last visited WDW.
So what do you think? Is the Hyperion ready for that kind of highly conceptualized show, or do they need to stick with a linear, obvious storyline kind of show? Keep in mind, the Hyperion housed Blast! for a while, and it was very well recieved.