New “The Disney Society Orchestra and Friends” Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Credit: WDWNT YouTube

An unexpected show debuted today at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios! Without an official announcement from Disney, “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage” Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard opened today with “The Disney Society Orchestra and Friends”.


The majority of the roughly 17-minute show features a very talented 6-piece orchestra, as they perform several favorite Disney songs. Towards the end of the performance, characters from Beauty and the Beast take the stage including some friends we are used to seeing during Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage. The characters maintain social distancing while performing.

While this is definitely not the same as the beloved Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage show, you can tell Disney is making an effort to allow for performances despite current disagreements with the actors union which represents several Cast Member performers.

A similar move by Disney was made for the previous “UP! A Great Bird Adventure” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom which is now “Feathered Friends in Flight”.

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The first performance was videoed by WDWNT and shared on YouTube as found here:

What are your thoughts of the new show?

Source: WDWNT YouTube

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.