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Musical stage version of 'Tangled' to debut on Disney cruise ship

Disney adapts 'Tangled' to a musical stage show that will debut on the Disney Magic in the fall

A new Disney stage show "Tangled: The Musical" will open not on Broadway but aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship starting in November. Puppets, new songs and lavish sets will be part of the show at sea.

Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater wrote three new songs for the stage adaptation based on the 2010 feature-length cartoon "Tangled," Disney Cruise Line announced Thursday. The two wrote the original music for the movie.

The film -- and, Disney says, the stage show too -- tells the story of long-haired Rapunzel with magical locks who spends her life in a tower before escaping and discovering the world for the first time.

Characters Mother Gothel and Flynn Rider appear in the stage show too, as well as songs from the film like "When Will My Life Begin" and "I See the Light."

Disney's announcement promises "elaborate costumes, groundbreaking puppetry and stunning set designs" to transform the 977-seat Walt Disney Theater into the backdrop of a Bavarian kingdom.

Other live shows on Disney ships include "Twice Charmed: An Original Twist on the Cinderella Story" and "Disney Dreams ... An Enchanted Classic," which will add a "Frozen" segment starting this summer.

"Tangled: The Musical" will debut Nov. 11 during a four-night sailing from Miami to the Bahamas aboard the Disney Magic. Prices start at $1,725 per person, based on double occupancy.

Info: Disney Cruise Line, (888) 325-2500 or contact a travel agent

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