ROCKLEDGE, Fla., April 3, 2008 – Performing arts students at McNair Middle School in Brevard County got a behind the scenes look at the latest production show onboard Disney Cruise Line – “Toy Story-The Musical.” In celebration of the new show’s premiere on the Disney Wonder cruise ship, members of the technical and performing team visited the school for a unique educational experience.
Showcasing all of the elements that go into creating a Disney show, the morning included an inside look into the process of developing entertainment, the casting and rehearsal process, and technical aspects of costume and lighting design. Students were given a behind the scenes look at what went into creating “Toy Story-The Musical,” from the innovative costumes to the challenges faced in bringing the unique “toy’s eye view” of the film to life.
As part of the program, members of the show’s cast hosted a question and answer session for students to gain further insight into the constraints, challenges and fun of producing entertainment at sea.
The opportunity is part of a two-day experiential learning session organized by Disney Cruise Line. The second session will provide the opportunity for the students to attend the media premiere of “Toy Story-The Musical” show on Thursday, April 10 aboard the Disney Wonder.