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First Look At Disney’s New Stage Show Is Pretty Cringe

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Disney fans worldwide burst with excitement whenever Disney Parks announce a brand new offering, especially when it’s the first of its kind. A new Disneyland stage show is about to premiere at Disney California Adventure, and fans finally got a taste with today’s first look. But while the anticipation for Rogers The Musical has been high, the released trailer is actually pretty cringe…

Rogers The Musical is a short live show featuring the biggest superhero characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The musical was first introduced as a tongue-in-cheek joke in the Disney+ series Hawkeye, as an over-the-top New York Broadway show that trivialized the life of Captain America. Fans were happily surprised to be in on the joke and see Marvel laugh at itself.

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When Disneyland Resort announced it would bring the show to its Hyperion Theater this summer, fans were thrilled – expecting more of the same witty, satirical content. However, the first look at Rogers The Musical left a lot to be desired. Steve Rogers is joined by other Marvel characters in this “musical spectacular,” but doesn’t seem to pack the same punch seen on the Hawkeye stage.

‘Save the City’ is the big number that hooked fans in the Disney+ series, but that’s the best part of the trailer. While the cast is unarguably talented, most of the other clips are either lackluster or are comedically way too on the nose. I’m down with the idea that Nick Fury is this master belter, but something about the direction feels forced rather than satirical.

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It seems like the Disney Park version is just trying too hard. One great example of this is Nicky Fury‘s sequined eye patch. It seems like a choice meant to be overtly funny, which therefore makes it kind of cringe. Sometimes things can just be too silly…it’s a fine line.

Rogers The Musical starts shows tomorrow at Disney California Adventure Park. Some highlights include Steve Rogers’ super-soldier transformation into Captain America and surprise musical inclusions such as the “Imperial March” from Star Wars. Check out the trailer below!

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!