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Hercules: The Muse-ical (also known as Hercules: A Muse-ical Comedy) was a stage show on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic and Disney Wonder ship. It is a "Vaudevillian salute" to the 1997 Disney film Hercules, and features some of its songs.[1] "It had its final performance in 2005 in Magic and 2008 in Wonder, to make way for Twice Charmed for Magic and Toy Story: The Musical for Wonder."[2]

Show summary

The Muses ’ are telling the story of Hercules but they require some help so they recruit the acting talents of “The Parthenon Players,” an acting group who are very interested in the story of what makes a true hero. The comedy of the show was geared more for adults but the sets, lighting, and singing were definitely children driven. I will give it to Hades though. He took the spotlight in true deity form and did a bit of stand-up just for the kids.

One of the Parthenon Players was recruited to be a muse but unfortunately for him they didn’t have a male muse outfit so he had to be one of the girls until the end when he was given a real outfit and raised to full muse status.

The show itself followed the animated movie’s outline only vaguely. It wasn’t confusing to watch but some of the story was lost. In particular Pegasus wasn’t present in the cast but the overall interpretation was very humorous.

Trivia

  • Not taking itself seriously for a moment, Hercules‘ sea voyage was practically half musical, half stand-up comedy.
  • Hades, Pain and Panic (the latter two both portrayed by women) especially packed a humorous punch, infusing relevant pop-culture references into the script.
  • Hades often changed to keep up with current trends, much like Genie’s jokes in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular.

See also

References


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Disney Magic
Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicTangled: The MusicalTwice Charmed
Disney Wonder
Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFrozen: A Musical SpectacularThe Golden Mickeys
Disney Dream
Disney's BelieveThe Golden MickeysVillains Tonight!Beauty and the Beast (coming soon)
Disney Fantasy
Aladdin: A Musical SpectacularDisney's BelieveDisney's Wishes
Former Entertainment
Hercules: The Muse-icalToy Story: The Musical


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Media
Films: HerculesHercules: Zero to HeroVideo

Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) • House of Mouse
Video games: Video gameKingdom HeartsKingdom Hearts: Chain of MemoriesKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts Birth by SleepKingdom Hearts coded Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χKingdom Hearts III
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingSorcerers of the Magic KingdomStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney's WishesHercules: The Muse-icalVillains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars ParadeHercules Victory ParadeThe Hercules Electrical ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Happily Ever AfterWishes
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Villains WorldVillains Night Out!

Characters
Original: HerculesHadesPegasusPhiloctetesMegaraPain and PanicFatesMusesZeusHeraHermesHestiaHephaestusAthenaAresPoseidonAphroditeOlympian GodsArtemisApolloThebansDionysusTitansCerberusHydraMinotaurSthenoGriffinNemean LionNessusFuriesNymphsAmphytryon and Alcmene

TV Series: IcarusCassandraAdonisHelen of TroyTempestCirceTritonGalateaPandoraMedusaEchidnaTyphonEchidna's ChildrenHecateNemesisMr. ParenthesesHomerFear and TerrorIbidAntaeusPrometheusDaedelusMorpheusKronosGaiaAmphitriteAchillesTheseusOrionNestor & MeleagerMelampusLavinaAjaxAndromedaAnazareteSyrinxElectraMr. GriffKing MinosTiviusOrthosQueen Hippolyte

Songs
Original: The Gospel Truth IIIIIIGo the DistanceOne Last HopeZero to HeroI Won't Say (I'm in Love)A Star is Born

TV series songs: Send My Boy to SchoolMy TownPromethean DittyThe AgoraThe BacchanalThe Man That I LovePucker Up or Let Him SnoozeThat's How the Story GoesAphrodesia DanceLoe Is In The AirSine the Light Went AwayAin't Life a BeachCan-Do KingKronos StoneWhat's a Mother to Do?Sreamin' Grecian Teenage BluesLethe Water on the Brain!One Good Man

Locations
Ancient GreeceMount OlympusUnderworldPhil's IslandThebesPrometheus AcademyAtlantis City
Objects
Skull PacifierArmageddon BowLightning BoltsMortal PotionTrident
Miscellaneous
Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules