Don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything. Disney didn’t create a new musical while you were sleeping.
Believe it or not, Disney didn’t invent the story of Mulan. And while we’re at it, they didn’t invent Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin or The Little Mermaid either (although isn’t it amazing that it feels like they did?).
The giveaway this week is for a musical version of Mulan told not by Disney animators, but by an actual Chinese troupe of female percussionists known as The Red Poppy Ladies. Yep, that’s right, I said Chinese, All-Female, and Percussionists. Intrigued? I thought so.
Well turn that intrigue upside down! (Wait, that makes no sense. Let’s try again.)
Let’s turn that intrigue into two free tickets! (Better. Still bizarre, but better.)
Here’s how you can win tickets to this ultra limited run (through Jan 13th only) of Mulan:
Disney isn’t a bunch of idiots. And neither is this Chinese, All-Female Percussion group. When searching for family entertainment, they look to stories that have all ready captured the imagination of children for many, may years (which means, the parents, who, shockingly, were kids once too, are pre-disposed to enjoy the material since they probably know it as well.)
What children’s story, fairytale, fairynightmare, etc. do you think is ripe for theatricalization? And why?
Comment below and you’re entered to win! (Reminder, the winner for this Giveaway and all Sunday Giveaways are posted on the subsequent Saturday. Don’t miss the announcement – sign up for email updates today.)
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