Disney Small World Ride Turns 50 With Song That’s Hard To Forget – Orlando Sentinel

Proceeds from the sales of special Small World merchandise will benefit UNICEF projects in Bangladesh, Haiti, China and Brazil. The company also will have a rolling global celebration at its parks on Thursday, including an “It’s a Small World” sing-along before the afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom. The park’s performing groups, such as the Dapper Dans and Main Street Philharmonic, will be including the tune in their appearances. Before the park opens, international cast members will gather at Cinderella Castle to perform for an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “We all like to jest that we have a love-hate relationship with it, but I think everyone loves it,” said Duncan Wardle, a Disney World spokesman.
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FSPA ensembles to perform at Disney, send off show April 11 – News – Milford Daily News – Milford, MA

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The FSPA students also will participate in Disneys Broadway Magic, Jazz Dance and Acting 101 workshops, as well as in the American Idol Experience at Disneys Hollywood Studios. FSPA performing troupe and dance company members are selected at the beginning of each academic year by audition. The ensembles offer outstanding training and performing opportunities throughout the year. The FSPA students participating in Disney Performing Arts at Walt Disney World are Marissa Carlin of Bellingham; Adriane DAmato and Amber McGrath of Foxboro; Madison Asgeirsson, Brooke Collins, Hailey DeMello, Kendra Dombroski, Ali Funkhouser, Graham Hancock, Jocelyn Jones, Catherine LeClair, Shaina McGillis, Teagan McStay, Sarah Metras, Brian Rea, Jillian Rea, Alicia Rivera,Stephanie Schiavo,Lindsey Sparages, Lauren Szczepanowski, Katherine Waples and Melissa Wyner of Franklin;Michael Fajardoof Hopkinton; Sam Evans, AlexVancura and Nicole Vancura of Medfield; Elizabeth Kilgallon and Maddy Williams of Medway; Katie Gray and Bridget Madden of Milford; Shannon Fox of Norfolk; Kylee Rollins of North Attleboro; Sasha Gardner of Sharon;and Jenna McDermott of Wrentham. In preparation for the trip, FSPA will present a Disney Showcase on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Franklin Lodge of Elks, 1077 Pond St. In addition to the Disney-bound ensembles, Disney Showcase will feature the musical theater troupes Lite Brites and BLT2, with younger FSPA students, and FSPAs junior dance ensemble, Next Step. Ticket proceeds will help defray travel and workshop expenses for the Disney-bound performers.
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