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Scooby-Doo Hits The Stage In Theatrical Production, “Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold”

Celebrating 50 years of mystery-solving fun this year, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Monlove announce today a partnership to begin production of Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold, a completely original live entertainment spectacular. The show will be presented in large scale theaters and will be the first of its kind to combine cutting edge technology with exceptional music, puppetry, magic, singing, dance, interactive audience response video, aerial arts and video mapping. 

Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold will take audiences on an awe-inspiring journey with a brand-new story based on one of the top-grossing international franchises of all time. The production is slated to premiere in March 2020 and continue on a global, five-year tour visiting more than 30 countries around the world.

Scooby-Doo and the Lost City of Gold is being created and directed by some of the biggest names in live entertainment and produced by the Montreal based production company Monlove. The show’s Original Concept, Book, Music & Lyrics will be created by Ella Louise Allaire and Martin Lord Ferguson the powerhouse behind many hit shows including Ice Age Live! A Mammoth Adventure which toured 48 countries, was translated in 12 languages and grossed over $100 million.

Monlove is also the mastermind behind The Nut Job Live & FriendsHoliday on Ice Energia and as Music Producers and Composers for several Cirque du Soleil shows including Zed, and Mystère, Alegria (Arena) & Saltimbanco (Arena). The show will be directed by Pierre Boileau (Queen Elizabeth’s JubileeThe Nut Job Live & Friends, Cirque Eloize), with technical design innovations and revolutionary sets being handled by superstar veteran Guy-St-Amour (Cirque du Soleil’s MystèreLoveViva ElvisMichael Jackson, and Wagner the Ring Cycle at the MET Opera).

“Working with Warner to celebrate the legacy of an icon is a dream come true. As we have done previously with Ice Age Live! and The Nut Job Live, working on Scooby-Doo allows us to produce high-quality theater that is entertaining for children while offering elevated winks and nods for adults…’’ said Ella Louise Allaire, CEO and founder of Monlove.

“On the heels of Scooby-Doo’s 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to partner with Monlove to introduce an immersive, world-class experience that brings the meddling antics of the Mystery Inc. Gang to life in a way fans, young and old, have never seen before,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. 

For nearly five decades, Scooby-Doo has created a world of spooky, mysterious fun where playful spirits of all ages find the courage to seek adventure, solve problems and do good. The universally celebrated franchise will continue to attract and entertain fans in the years ahead with new experiences and content, including the highly-anticipated animated film “SCOOB!” that is slated to premiere in theaters on May 15, 2020.

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Disney’s “Hercules” Gets Off-Broadway Stage Production In NYC This Summer

This summer, the NYC theatrical scene will add another Disney flick to the stage, as Disney is bringing a new contender onto the scene – their 1997 animated movie, “Hercules”!

The news broke via BroadwayWorld, who found out The Public Theater will have an off-Broadway stage adaptation of the Disney classic this summer at the Delacorte Theatre.

The stage production, which features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, will be directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Chase Brock.

While no info on who will be in it has been released yet, a casting notice mentioned that Hercules will be played by an African American actor.

The Public Works production is set to begin performances on August 30 and will run through September 3. A reading is set to take place at some point on a date to be determined this April.

“Hercules” is set to begin performances on August 30 and will wrap on September 3, with a table reading scheduled at some point in April.

“Hercules” was the 35th Disney animated movie, and starred the voices of Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Wood, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, and a big cast of notable voiceover actors from the cartoon world like Frank Welker and Jim Cummings.

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