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Disney brings musical theater program to elementary schools




Students at Adelaide Price Elementary School practice choreography for
Students at Adelaide Price Elementary School practice choreography for "Arabian Nights," the opening song to the play.
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Disney is bringing its musical theater program to California for the first time. Four elementary schools in Orange County will choose a Disney musical to put on and the Disney staffers will work with the schools to create sustainable theater programs.

"We need future theater makers as much as we need future theater goers,” said Lisa Mitchell, senior manager of education and outreach for Disney Theatrical Group, the division that supports the school program and produces Disney's Broadway shows like "The Lion King." 

SCPR’s Mary Plummer has more.