Disney’s Cruise Line is lauded for many things, excellency in detail, rotational dining, and of course, their unique Broadway Style Shows. One of these such shows can only be found aboard the Disney Magic. That particular show? Twice Charmed. This is the tale of what happened after Cinderella got her fairy tale ending, but it doesn’t occur at the castle. Instead, this story has an evil fairy Godfather, time traveling, and of course, several catchy new scores to help weave the sinister plot along.
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We said before that Aladdin was our favorite Disney Cruise Line Broadway Style Show, but that was only comparing the live action renditions of the movies. Twice Charmed is an original production, with a storyline you haven’t heard anywhere else. It’s lively, spontaneous and very intriguing.
The storytelling is very reminiscent of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in that it is sharp, witty and a bit irrelevant to Disney cannon. In the same way that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern play off Shakespeare’s tale, but also mock it in a manner of speaking, so does Twice Charmed to the classic tale of Cinderella.
Playwrights Alan Zachery and Michael Weiner wrote the tale, including the music and the lyrics. This pair have a long history with Disney writing other stage productions for Disney parks and television shows. They also wrote Once Upon A Time’s musical episode.
The production value of Twice Charmed is famously Disney. The set and costume designs are remarkable and stunning. They are truly gorgeous and some of the best you’ll ever see in the business. Cinderella’s mouse friends are larger than life and comically playful. But, it all comes down to the evil step sisters and Franco DiFortunato, who easily besets the audience’s commitment to Cinderella. He is captivating, winsome and attractive and you’ll love him for it.
► For Kids: Who has ever asked what if? You know your kids do every second of every day. This is an incredibly fun story that will answer this question in regards to the most beloved Disney tale of all time. What if Cinderella didn’t have the other glass slipper? What if a lot of things. For a whole 60 minutes, you can have someone else answer that question, and enjoy every minute of it.
Have you watched Twice Charmed aboard the Disney Magic? Or perhaps read the book? We’d love to hear about it!
► Nap-Time Version: Disney Cruise Line’s best Broadway show aboard all their fleet. Twice Charmed answers the question what if, and tells the hilarious story that follows with one of the greatest villains of all time.