Campy Marvel Enjoyable at Disney Parks

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Now open at Disney California Journey’s Hyperion Theater on the Disneyland Resort is Rogers: The Musical. Maybe one of many final issues Twitter fandom made occur, the abridged musical historical past of Steve Rogers’ Captain America takes the corny parody seen in Disney+’s Hawkeye and expands it right into a theme park-perfect musical theater sampling that actually smashed our expectations.

io9 attended a media preview of the bite-sized musical at Disney Parks, opening for a restricted time as a part of their summer offerings. The one-act play shouldn’t be solely candy aid from the sweltering solar in an AC’d theater, however a shock delight that leans into full camp, with enjoyable, heartfelt moments for all of the Steve and Peggy Carter shippers. It was just about made to see how that love story comes again round after the occasions of The Avengers: Endgame, from their meet-cute heroic team-up in Captain America: The First Avenger. Taking inspiration from Alan Menken’s “Star Spangled Man” (as heard in Cap’s 2011 solo film) and Disney’s signature “I would like” songs, the present additionally options a historical past recap from Nick Fury (who sings!), love songs, and sure, the “Save the Metropolis” second we noticed alongside Clint Barton on Hawkeye—which is simply as cringe however hilarious within the context of the present. It really works!

Musical author Hunter Bell ([Title of Show]) and songwriters Christopher Lennertz, Jordan Peterson, and Alex Karukas faucet into extra of Disney’s traditional musical sensibilities within the surprisingly uplifting one-act parody, which lastly gives the romantic ending we wished to see in its depiction of why Steve made the selection to return for his dance with Agent Carter. There’s a giant second I don’t need to spoil the place Steve will get deeply introspective, which was superbly finished and will have so simply not labored—but once more, this present is self-aware however fortunately in an earnest approach and never sarcastically. The forged actually got here to show this musical’s existence isn’t only a dragged out punchline from a Marvel Studios tv present however a worthy Disney Parks musical second that I hope expands previous August 31, when it’s as a consequence of shut.

Right here’s a gallery of images and movies from the present to offer you a style!

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