Between visits to the parks & cruise line, it is easy to have major Disney withdrawals. Although there are many little ways to get a Disney fix, nothing beats a Disney show coming to town! Here in Cincinnati, we occasionally get Disney on Ice or Broadway shows coming through. But I was thrilled when I heard that Dcappella would be here for 1 night! So we packed the kids off to Nana and Papa’s house and we had ourselves a Disney date night.
The group is made up of 7 singers including performers from Broadway, the Voice, and yes, even Pitch Perfect! The entire group is phenomenal both together and individually.
We’ve been listening to their debut album since it was released, and I was curious to see how much new content would be added to the live show. I was not disappointed. I counted at least 7 new elements plus performances of their entire album and singles.
One thing I felt missing from the album was Disney Parks music, but they made up for that in the live show with a spectacular attractions medley. With Songs from
Between song performances, they sprinkled in some demonstrations. We learned how to beatbox and got to try doing a round of different sounds and beats. Needless to say, I will not be giving up my job to be a beatboxer anytime soon, but it was a fun, interactive moment for the audience.
What I found more interesting was how they use a looper to layer a voice over top of itself so one person can sing multiple parts. On the album, Step in Time is done this way and Sojourner Brown demonstrated how she how recorded it with the looper.
But the highlight of the show was the groups reenacting the 3 Little Pigs cartoon from the Silly Symphonies. They played the 3 Little Pigs on the screen while DCappella did the voices and music. Let me tell you it was amazing!
We rarely get to see anything from the Silly Symphonies, let alone a fresh new spin on it. This alone was worth the price of admission and I wish I could have taped it for you.
Before You Go
They show is almost 2 1/2 hours so it was almost 10 at intermission, but the other possible reason I came up with was the show was not what they expected.
There are no character appearances, crazy stage sets, or story lines complete with intricate costumes. With
That being said I would take my kids in a heartbeat. They sit well and love music. I think they would enjoy the experience, but be aware this is a little more mature experience than Disney on Ice or similar shows.
So you’ve probably guessed by now that I loved it and think you should go if DCappella with be in your city. Tickets were $30, but came to about $38 with taxes and fees. The cost seemed fair for the experience we had. In fact, I’m hoping they tour again next year so we can go again!
Be sure to check out Dcappella’s album and enjoy some of your favorite Disney classics with a new spin!