The Magical Disney Stage Musicals – A Full List

Did you know that there are tons of Disney musicals out there, most of which are available for licensing? So whether you are brainstorming which musical you would like to produce next, or just in the mood to listen to some Disney, here’s our list of the 20 most magical Disney stage musicals for your enjoyment!


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Disney Stage Musicals

101 Dalmatians KIDS

Music/Lyrics/Book: Various

Musical Type: Contemporary/Post-Golden Age

Cast Size: 22+


Aida

Music: Elton John  Lyrics: Tim Rice  Book: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1998)

Cast Size: 15+


Aladdin

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics/Book: Chad Beguelin  LyricsTim Rice, Howard Ashman

Musical Type: 1992 Film/Contemporary Musical (2011)

Cast Size: 12+


Alice in Wonderland JR.

Music/Lyrics/Book: Various

Musical Type: Golden Age/Contemporary

Cast Size: 19+


Beauty and the Beast

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice  Book: Linda Woolverton

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1994)

Cast Size: 15+


Camp Rock

Music/Lyrics/Book: Various

Musical Type: Contemporary (2008)

Cast Size: 20+


Descendants

Book/Additional Lyrics: David Blaemire  Adaptation: Madeline Smith

Musical Type: Contemporary (2015)

Cast Size: 21+


Finding Nemo JR.

Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Musical Type: Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 15+


Freaky Friday

Music: Tom Kitt  Lyrics: Brian Yorkey  Book: Bridget Carpenter

Musical Type: Contemporary (2016)

Cast Size: 15+


Frozen

Music/Lyrics: Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez  Book: Jennifer Lee

Musical Type: Contemporary (2017)

Cast Size: 17+


High School Musical

Music/Lyrics: Various  Book: David Simpatico

Musical Type: Contemporary (2007)

Cast Size: 14+


Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue

Music/Lyrics: Tom Adair

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1974)

Cast Size: 6


Mary Poppins

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles, Anthony Drewe  Book: Julian Fellowes

Musical Type: 1964 Film/Contemporary Musical (2004)

Cast Size: 20+


Moana JR.

Music/Lyrics: Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Musical Type: Contemporary

Cast Size: 20+


My Son Pinocchio

Music/Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz  Book: David Stern

Musical Type: Golden Age/Contemporary (1940/2000)

Cast Size: 13+


Newsies

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Jack Feldman  Book: Harvey Fierstein

Musical Type: 1992 Film/Contemporary Musical (2011)

Cast Size: 30+


Tarzan

Music/Lyrics: Phil Collins  Book: David Henry Hwang

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary (2006)

Cast Size: 13+


The Aristocats KIDS

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston, Bryan Louiselle, Michael Bernard

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary/Contemporary

Cast Size: 19+


The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz  Book: James Lapine, Peter Parnell

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1999)

Cast Size: 15+


The Jungle Book KIDS

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Terry Gilkyson, Marcy Heisler, Bryan Louiselle

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Contemporary

Cast Size: 15+


The Lion King

Music: Elton John  Lyrics: Tim Rice  Book: Rodger Allers, Irene Mecchi

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1997)

Cast Size: 20+


The Little Mermaid

Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater  Book: Doug Wright

Musical Type: 1989 Film/Contemporary Musical (2007)

Cast Size: 20+


Winnie the Pooh KIDS

Music/Lyrics: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Will Van Dyke, Cheryl Davis

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age/Contemporary

Cast Size: 20+


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Which of these Disney stage musicals is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of them? Feel free to share in the comments below! And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!


Stacy Karyn, author of Disney Stage Musicals.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She has a TESOL drama certificate, a BA in theatre, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


 

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