Is ‘Tangled’ a Broadway Musical? How to Watch the Latest Disney Live Production

No, Tangled isn’t exactly a musical available on Broadway. Still, there is a stage production of this Disney animated classic featuring original music by Alan Menken. Now, it’s available for streaming on Disney’s YouTube channel.

There’s a production of ‘Tangled’ exclusive to Disney’s cruise line

A number of Disney animated movies have been transformed into stage productions, from Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, to shows currently on Broadway like Aladdin and The Lion King. On Disney cruises, fans can even see a stage version of Tangled.

This musical features much of the same story as the animated film. In it, Rapunzel risks everything to follow her dream of seeing floating lanterns in the nearby kingdom. She’s joined on this adventure by the wanted thief named Flynn Rider and her trusty sidekick, a chameleon named Pascal. 

Rapunzel in Disney's 2010 animated film 'Tangled'
Rapunzel in Disney’s 2010 animated film ‘Tangled’ | Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Parks via Getty Images

Alan Menken worked on original music for this musical

This stage production, which debuted during 2015, features three brand-new songs written by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, titled “Flower of Gold,” “Wanted Man,” and “When She Returns.” Alan Menken, is also the mastermind behind the original music for Tangled and the song “When Will My Life Begin.”

“Rapunzel had been around for a long time, and I had no idea it was going to come my way. I think we had just finished Enchanted and I had done Shaggy Dog and we were developing a few things, and then the call came,” Alan Menken said of the original animated movie, according to Collider.

“They wanted to talk about Rapunzel, so then we started taking meetings and talking, and then I brought Glenn Slater on,” he continued. “Once we started, they really wanted to get this out fast. So the songs were all basically written in under a year. Many song choices and then they were storyboarded. The last song to get written was the ‘Incantation’ which runs throughout the movie. The first one that was written was ‘When Will My Life Begin.’”

Disney posted a ‘virtual viewing’ of the ‘Tangled’ musical

Presumably, Tangled will remain a Disney cruise exclusive production. That means if you want to see this musical, your best bet is watching the “virtual viewing.” This is an hour long video posted to YouTube, sharing the entire production to Disney fans worldwide.

This wouldn’t be the first production Disney posted to their YouTube channel. Due to the closing of the Disney parks and the Disney cruise line, the company posted peeks into the magic. That includes a recording of the Magic Kingdom night show, “Happily Ever After” and the new Disneyland parade “Magic Happens.”

Disney princess movies, including The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Beauty and the Beast are available for binge-watching on Disney+.

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