Monday, June 24, 2013

Day 175: 5 Minute Musicals

Second day of camp, and still super exciting. Today though, we did a few different things. My personal favorite activity though was right up my alley since our "musicals" were really Disney movies. Of course, I ended up with Tangled, which was what I was hoping for all along. We didn't get to choose which one we got, but Tangled found me anyway.

The whole thing was a lot of fun, but kind of difficult. I mean, to take all of the movie and bring it from 100 minutes to a few minutes, it's not the easiest thing. Still, we incorporated much of the film into our few minute approach. We started with me, as Flynn, describing about the magic golden flower, quite similar to the movie. There was a Mother Gothel and a Queen and a Rapunzel. The story went as it normally would, and Rapunzel was locked up in the tower made of three chairs. Rapunzel sang a quick song about cleaning and then Flynn got chased by Max before jumping in the tower. Rapunzel hit Flynn with the frying pan, as one generally does, which was pretty amusing. One of our camp directors, Molly, even got a picture of it in action.

So they go sing with thugs about dreams and then go almost drown. Rapunzel heals Flynn's hand before they go see the kingdom and do some dancing. They see the lights before Flynn goes to return the crown and Gothel kidnaps Rapunzel. Flynn almost gets hanged, but Max saves him, and they go to find Rapunzel. But then Gothel stabs Flynn, Pascal pushed Gothel out of the window, she died, Rapunzel cried, Flynn came back to life and they lived happily ever after.

Pretty true to the storyline, but still something that was unique. My favorite part was probably a tie between the frying pan and how Pascal constantly grabbed onto my leg. It was just great.

The other musicals were the Little Mermaid, Annie and Grease, all of which were very, very entertaining. I love how stuff like this still brings Disney in. We also had a Jam session where there were plenty of Disney songs to sing along to.

Here's today's Disney History: 1893: Roy Oliver Disney is born in Chicago, Illinois. The middle of 5 children, he along with his younger brother Walt started what is today the Walt Disney Company. Roy guided the business side of the Disney company, leaving his brother, Walt, free to produce and create. Roy served as President of Walt Disney Productions from 1945 to 1968 and chairman of the board from 1964 until his death in 1971. A modest man, it was Roy's idea to change the name of the Florida park from simple Disney World to Walt Disney World, after the death of his brother in 1966.

Have a magical day!