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Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken to Perform ‘The Disney Songbook’ at the D23 Expo

Jeffrey Epstein

by , Director, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

It’s virtually impossible to walk through Disney Parks without hearing the music of the Sherman Brothers and Alan Menken. And for one night only, Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken will take the stage together to play some of their most beloved compositions at the D23 Expo. This once-in-a-lifetime event, entitled “Richard M. Sherman and Alan Menken: The Disney Songbook,” will take place Saturday, August 10, as part of the Ultimate Disney Fan Event at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Richard M. Sherman Will Perform 'The Disney Songbook' with Alan Menken at the D23 Expo

In the parks, the Sherman Brothers music can be heard on such attractions as “it’s a small world,” Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Carousel of Progress. Alan’s work is highlighted on the numerous attractions and shows based on “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” in many parks. Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, and guests at the D23 Expo can expect to hear many of their favorites during the show.

“I can’t express how excited I am that my esteemed friend Alan Menken and I will be sharing the same bill for the very first time,” said Richard. “Alan is an incredible talent, and I know we’re both thrilled to be performing for Disney’s most ardent fans — they’re the best, and I can’t wait to be a part of what promises to be a very special night for all of us.”

“And I can’t think of anyone I’d prefer to share that stage with,” added Alan. “Richard, along with his brother Robert, wrote songs that filled my formative years with joy and fantasy.”

The concert will take place inside the 4,000-seat D23 Expo Arena and will be simulcast into a 2,000-seat overflow theater inside the Convention Center. For more information about the concert, click here, and to purchase your tickets for the D23 Expo, click here.


  • Any chance this show will be available to watch online after it took place for all the Disney Fans outside of the US? We live in Germany and are always so sad when we see the great things that will happen at the expo and that we will miss out on..

  • Ohh I can’t wait!

  • what time does it start ? i am a big fan of the Sherman brothers and alan menken i cant wait to see it do you kown what songs are they going to play? is there anything songs from little shop of horrors that alan is going to sing ?

  • I saw Alan perform last year at the D23 Destination D event, and it was a spectacular evening. I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Richard perform but of course have enjoyed his music for many years. This is sure to be a highlight of the Expo.

    Now I’m looking forward to the announcement of the Disney Legends for this year … the Legends induction ceremony was an awesome part of the 2011 Expo and I’m eager to hear who you’ll be honoring this year.

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