Disney’s ‘Rogers: The Musical’ First Look Is Awesomely Cheesy

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The Disneyland attraction Rogers The Musical is a marvel (pun intended) of cross-platform creativity: the Walt Disney Company gets to use Captain America and Avengers IP from movies that it has already produced for a meta-joke in the Disney Plus series Hawkeye (2021), starring a bemused Jeremy Renner, that eventually becomes a real-life production at Disney California Adventure park.

This innovative experiment in corporate synergy has just dropped a full trailer for Rogers: The Musical, and, fortunately for us all, it looks as incredibly awesome and cheesy as anyone could have hoped.

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Given that this particular Disney Park limited feature originated as a way to show that Clint Barton had some pretty mixed feelings about his past experiences as a superhero, it’s actually astonishing that it looks this fun.

Rogers: The Musical Appears To Cover Multiple Movies

Although the brief glimpse of the fictional Rogers: The Musical we saw in Hawkeye seemed to primarily involve the climactic New York City battle of The Avengers (2012), the trailer to the real-life production clearly involves much more.

In just under a minute, we see highly dramatized stage versions of the transformation of puny Steve Rogers to a superhuman hero at Camp Lehigh as seen in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) and a production of the song “Star Spangled Man” from the same movie. We also see glimpses of the stage Steve Rogers in a different uniform that appears to be the dark-hued variant from Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

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We don’t get to see anything that suggests it will also cover Captain America: Civil War (2016), but since it seems to be telling the full story of Cap, it would not be surprising if there is some nod to the film in Rogers: The Musical. Remarkably, it seems the production gets through all these events in an approximately 30-minute time period, plus a joyfully singing Nick Fury.

Rogers: The Musical Is a Limited Run Production

Rogers: The Musical is scheduled to open at the Disneyland Resort California Adventure Hyperion Theater on June 30 (why, that’s tomorrow!) and will happen multiple times a day. However, the production is only running through August 31, with most weeks presenting shows Tuesday through Saturday. If you are both a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Broadway productions, you are probably going to have to move fast on this one.

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Rogers: The Musical Was Created by Industry Legends

The actual music in Rogers: The Musical was created in several different steps, which is pretty unusual for a stage production, but there really isn’t anything normal about this particular show.

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Firstly, the aforementioned “Star Spangled Man” was written for the first MCU Captain America movie by Disney Legend Alan Menken and David Zippel, while “Save the City,” a song from Hawkeye, was written by Academy Award-nominated duo Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Finally, Rogers: The Musical will feature five new songs by Christopher Lennertz, Jordan Peterson, and Alex Karukas. If there isn’t one titled “Hulk’s Lament,” we’re going to be pretty disappointed.

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