ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Is Becoming A Real Stage Show, Opening At Disneyland This Summer

ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Is Becoming A Real Stage Show, Opening At Disneyland This Summer

Disney Parks has announced the opening of a special one-act version of Rogers: The Musical this summer at California Adventure Park. The fictitious musical debuted in the Disney+ series Hawkeye.

By MattIsForReal - Feb 25, 2023 09:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Hawkeye

Disney is no stranger to adapting its portfolio of hits into musical stage plays. From Newsies to The Lion King to Frozen, the list of Broadway hits is a long one. But this latest announcement from Disney Parks surely took everyone by surprise.

This past week, Disney Parks announced plans to debut a real-life production of Rogers: The Musical. The fictitious musical, based on the life of Steve Rogers, the first Captain America, was featured briefly in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. In the show, we saw Clint Barton take his children to the musical for Christmas. Like Barton, many of us agreed that the premise of an Avengers musical is ridiculous, but there's no denying it was both hilarious and catchy. And soon we'll be able to experience Rogers: The Musical in real-life.

While details are still vague, Disney announced that Rogers: The Musical will open on the Hyperion Stage inside California Adventure Park. It will be a short one-act version of the play and will run for a limited-time engagement starting this summer.

The announcement was accompanied by a teaser video featuring a woman dressed in Peggy Carter's iconic red fedora and blue suit approaching the Hyperion Theater in Disney California Adventure Park. Check it out below.

Fans were only treated to a few scenes of Rogers: The Musical during Hawkeye, although a mid-credits scene did feature an entire performance of its catchy group number "Save the City." This musical number is a reimagining of the Avengers Battle of New York in which Earth's Mightiest assemble to "kick some ass." As Barton pointed out during the performance, the musical takes some creative liberties in its retelling of the iconic battle.

The delightfully cheesy song was composed by Marc Shaiman with lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, the award-winning songwriting team behind Hairspray, Smash, and Mary Poppins Returns. And despite the intentionally tacky production value of the musical in the Hawkeye series, the song was a guilty pleasure for many.

Following the musical number's debut in Hawkeye, Marvel later released it online for all to enjoy. I challenge you to listen below and not have it get stuck in your head all day.

More details regarding the storyline, music, and debut date of Rogers: The Musical at Disney California Adventure Park will be shared soon.

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malschla - 2/25/2023, 9:24 AM
All of my dreams are coming true.
MaxPaint - 2/25/2023, 9:27 AM
I do appreciate a 40's themed musical.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 9:29 AM
@MaxPaint - is your name also Max?
MaxPaint - 2/25/2023, 1:18 PM
@malschla - Maybe, maybe not.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 2:12 PM
@MaxPaint - haha, no worries. It’s my name, so it might have been a weird coincidence.
santoanderson - 2/25/2023, 9:31 AM
I like how the Rogers Musical was designed to be purposely bad. It was written so Barton would roll his eyes, and turn off his hearing aid so he wouldn’t have to listen to it. And Disney’s like “LET’S CHARGE PEOPLE TO SIT THROUGH THIS.”
malschla - 2/25/2023, 9:40 AM
@santoanderson - It wasn’t the “quality” that made Hawkeye cringe, it was that they made a happy musical about billions of people dying, including his best friend.
EskimoJ - 2/25/2023, 9:50 AM
@malschla - It was about the Battle of New York from The Avengers, not Infinity War/Endgame.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 9:52 AM
@EskimoJ - the song “Save the City” was about the battle of New York, but the musical covered Steve’s whole life. There were even interviews where they mentioned that Clint walks out because he didn’t like seeing a at portrayed in a silly way after her death.
Origame - 2/25/2023, 11:54 AM
@malschla - then it was poorly communicated to the audience, since the only part of the whole musical we saw was the part about the battle of new York.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 12:08 PM
@Origame - It was called “Rogers: The Musical”. And if you watch the scene, right when Black Widow shows up on stage, they cut to Clint looking pained and the sound goes away and they show a flashback of Nat dying on Vormir.

Would you call that subtle?
Origame - 2/25/2023, 12:13 PM
@malschla - 1) for it being called Roger's the musical, it really doesn't matter the name if the intention was to show them making light of the dark parts of their story when they only highlight the already pretty light story of the original avengers.

2) as for his flashback of nat, this was clearly intended to show Clint is still dealing with her death, an important part of his overall story.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 2:14 PM
@Origame - Right… so what part are you saying was unclear to you? I might not understand the point you are making.
Origame - 2/25/2023, 2:20 PM
@malschla - ...the part that him rolling his eyes at had nothing to do with his friends died.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 2:30 PM
@Origame - Correct, it was about them taking a serious subject and making it into a musical.
Origame - 2/25/2023, 2:35 PM
@malschla - mean like hawkeye did? He clearly didn't view the battle of new York as all that serious when he was making that Budapest joke with Natasha.

And again, all your points about why this is serious are based on sh!t that happened in endgame, which is canonically over a decade after this scene. For all we know the musical actually handled that super respectfully.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 6:07 PM
@Origame - Making jokes while in the heat of battle is completely different. Are your really telling me you don’t think that the character Hawkeye didn’t think the Battle of New York was a serious thing? Gallows humor is completely different than irreverent corniness.
Origame - 2/25/2023, 6:27 PM
@malschla - the point of the humor is to relieve tension, which inherently makes it less to not serious.

Also, again, as far as we know the scene of endgame could've been told completely serious and respectfully for all we know.
malschla - 2/25/2023, 6:56 PM
@Origame - The original point I made is that he didn’t walk out because the musical was “bad”, which still stands. Your statement about Endgame is an argument from silence, so it doesn’t really say much; also, assuming the show was chronological, he wouldn’t have even made it that far.
bobevanz - 2/25/2023, 9:42 AM
Hahahahahahha wut
Reeds2Much - 2/25/2023, 9:48 AM
Aww, only a one act performance? I'd have gone to California and suffered their ideas of what a pizza is for a full play.
DSAC294 - 2/25/2023, 9:51 AM
@Reeds2Much - you really nailed it on that goose stepping crazy counterpoint. You called that one right!
DSAC294 - 2/25/2023, 9:52 AM
@Reeds2Much - oh and is pizza that bad in Cali?
Reeds2Much - 2/25/2023, 3:00 PM
@DSAC294 - Dough, sauce, cheese. Everything else is toppings, but no pizza is worth a damn without quality dough, sauce, and cheese. The month I was in California when we got pizza it was like someone just threw random vegetables on a burnt piece of pita, and what little cheese and sauce there was was overpowered by an unbalanced mix of toppings and barely any seasoning.
slickrickdesigns - 2/25/2023, 10:25 AM
Was there really enough good feedback from that post cred to make this a reality? I guess they worked on it long enough for the show, might as well get some more use out of the choreography and songs they created.
HAUSMAN01 - 2/25/2023, 10:25 AM
Rocha and the boys talk bout this
Matchesz - 2/25/2023, 11:34 AM
MosquitoFarmer - 2/25/2023, 12:49 PM
I hope someone writes Thanos Was Right on a urinal over there during its run.
Asterisk - 2/25/2023, 1:30 PM
Terrible. Just terrible.
NGFB - 2/25/2023, 1:42 PM
Get over it. It's just going to be a short stage show at Disneyland.
dragon316 - 2/25/2023, 2:21 PM
Kinda funny maybe fun to watch
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