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Broadway Stars Take Center Stage During Select Disney Cruise Line Sailings

Jonathan Frontado

by , Public Relations Director, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney and Disney Vacation Club

Guests aboard select Disney Magic, Disney Wonder and Disney Fantasy sailings are in for a special treat when “Stars Set Sail” returns this year. This live concert series presented by Disney Theatrical Productions brings the magic of Disney’s renowned Broadway and international shows to the Walt Disney Theatre as some of the most prodigious Broadway performers join cruisers for an evening onstage.

The program features a world-class lineup of theatrical talent. Fans of “The Lion King” will recall Alton Fitzgerald White from his record-breaking 4,308 performances as the longest-running Mufasa on Broadway. And whether you’re a Broadway connoisseur or a theatre newbie, you’ll certainly recognize Jonathan Freeman when you hear him … After voicing the evil vizier Jafar in the animated film “Aladdin,” he currently portrays the iconic character in the Broadway show!

Alton Fitzgerald White as Mufasa in Disney's 'The Lion King' Jonathan Freeman Playing Jafar in Disney's 'Aladdin'

Other exciting names on our roster include Steve Blanchard, the longest-running Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” on Broadway, and Kara Lindsay, star of the original cast of “Newsies” on Broadway and the “Newsies” film.

Every “Stars Set Sail” performance uniquely highlights the headliner’s theatrical repertoire and personal journey to Broadway. These extra-special sailings may also include meet-and-greets with the stars during exclusive Q&A sessions, plus adults-only shows in the evening and theater classes for teens and tweens.

Are you sailing with a star this year? Check out the full schedule of performers below.

Disney Magic

  • May 13: Kara Lindsay (“Newsies”) and Kevin Massey (“Tarzan”)
  • July 7: Susan Egan (“Beauty and the Beast”)
  • July 29: Jonathan Freeman (“Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast”)
  • Aug.16: Alton Fitzgerald White (“The Lion King”)
  • Sept. 9: Michelle Mallardi (“Beauty and the Beast”)

Disney Wonder

  • April 8: Steve Blanchard (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Newsies”) & Meredith Inglesby (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Newsies”)
  • July 9: Kissy Simmons (“The Lion King”)
  • Oct. 19: Josh Strickland (“Tarzan”)

Disney Fantasy

  • June 30: Heidi Blickenstaff (“The Little Mermaid”)
  • Dec. 29: Susan Egan (“Beauty and the Beast”)