New York New Theatrical development of children by means of Theatre 2003. The Disney Theatrical Group, legally Buena Vista Theatrical Group Ltd. Starting in 1949, Ice Capades started adding Disney’s segment to their performances.
Costumes from those shows were used at the opening of Disneyland in 1955 with some performers hired away for Disney. With the characters a hit at the 1964 World’s Fair, Walt wanted another outlet for “live” characters. Feld Productions’ 1979 purchased the Ice Follies And Holiday on Ice, Inc. Feld approach Disney about doing a Disney show on ice.
In 1997, DTP reopened New Amsterdam with King David. Thomas Schumacher was promoted to president of Walt Disney Feature Animation and Walt Disney Theatrical Productions while both are made co-presidents of Disney Theatrical. With poor attendance, the fair was pulled after a few stops. The 1,000-ton show was transported by ship to Singapore. Disney Theatrical Productions becoming its first division. Hyperion’s first production was Aida and all other non-Disney animation based productions were placed under Hyperion.
US DTG shows, both Hyperion and DTP, were placed under the “Disney on Broadway” banner, then under “Disney on Broadway on Tour” when the shows went on national tour. Schneider’s promotion to studio chair left Schumacher as the only president of DTG in January 2000. In 2003, Music Theatre International became licensing agent for Disney musicals and plays for the school performances. After May 2007, Buena Vista Theatrical Group changed its trade name to Disney Theatrical Group.
Glendale, California office and cut staff in a DTG reorganization. DTG as the Disney conglomerate moves towards a reorganization later in the year. Group was an honoree at the Actors Fund Annual Gala. Disney India launched its Live Entertainment operations in 2015 with the production of Beauty and the Beast musical to be shown from October to December in Mumbai and Delhi. Disney Theatrical Productions is the primary production arm of Disney Theatrical Group. This subsidiary has been responsible for the production of many different musicals on Broadway.