playhouse disney - live on stage at disney's california adventure!

On Thursday 10 April and Friday, 11 April, 2003, Charlie and Jessica D. Stone, the voices of Dennis and Stanley, on the Disney Channel series "Stanley", participated in Disney's California Adventure's official opening of the new "Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage!" show.

Located in the heart of the Hollywood Studios Backlot in Disneyıs California Adventure, "Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage!" beckons little ones with its bright whimsical exterior offering just a hint of what awaits them inside. Targeting children two- to six-years-old, the delightful 21-minute interactive musical extravaganza invites children and adults alike to dance, twirl, sing and learn with a host of character favorites straight from Disney Channel's Playhouse Disney programming block. "The show gives kids an opportunity to get up close and experience the very characters, songs and stories theyıve been watching for most of their lives," says John Addis, Disneyland Resort Entertainment maintenance show director.

The show begins as human host Jamie introduces a series of segments featuring the beloved Playhouse Disney characters "live" and up close. Bear from Jim Hensonıs Bear in the Big Blue House İ kicks off the fun with a little help from his friends Tutter, Treelo, Ojo, and Pip and Pop. They welcome everyone with the "Hello Song" and perform Bearıs popular "Bear Cha-Cha-Cha." Then Tutter the mouse suffers an unfortunate bout of stage fright and the whole gang embarks on a friendly quest to help him. A giant book is consulted for the endeavor, serving to introduce three more fun-filled segments featuring Playhouse Disney favorites:

* William Joyce's Rolie Polie Olie - Olie, Zowie and Billy lead the audience in the familiar song "The Twirl," encouraging everyone to twirl along. A cascade of bubbles accompanies the action, promising a roomful of jumps, pops and giggles.

* Stanley - When Stanley decides he doesn't want to brush his teeth and comb his hair at bedtime, he refers to the Great Big Book of Everything. He's inspired by a gorilla's grooming habits and decides to oblige his parents after all. "Parents can relate to the challenges of bedtime," says Addis. "Stanley's story is sure to make them happy."

* The Book of Pooh (inspired by A.A. Milne's classic childrenıs tales) - Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore ponder the perfect day, singing "We Like the Things We Like." Tigger adds zest to the melody - as only Tiggers can do - by bouncing. Soon, he has the whole audience bouncing with him. Piglet caps off the story with a sweet sentiment of friendship and how that alone makes a perfect day.

Bear returns to the stage to find that everyone's efforts have proven successful and Tutter feels brave again. The cast from Bear in the Big Blue House celebrates with an Otter Rap from Pip and Pop. The show's finale features Luna, a giant moon familiar to children worldwide, and a group sing-along of "The Goodbye Song."

Charlie and Jessica attended the live show, met the performers backstage and then enjoyed the park with their families. On the second day, they met with 18 different radio stations that were in the park to cover the opening of the show and in their character voices of Dennis and Stanley, interviewed about the grand opening of Playhouse Disney Live on Stage!

The photos are of the show, the park, the interviews, Charlie's Disney host Jolene, from Disneyland Resort, Maureen & Kathrine and Pam Hirsh from Disney Channel media relations.


Grand opening Playhouse Disney
Grand opening Playhouse Disney
Entering Playhouse Disney
Entering Playhouse Disney
Stanley and his friends
Stanley and his friends
Bear in the Big Blue House and Friends
Bear in the Big Blue House and Friends
Stanley & Dennis
Stanley & Dennis
Bear and Jamie at the live show
Bear and Jamie at the live show
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear in the Big Blue House
Bear & Jamie Cha, Cha, Cha
Bear & Jamie Cha, Cha, Cha
Zowie, Billy, Olie & Jamie
Zowie, Billy, Olie & Jamie İ Disney
Rolie, Polie, Olie live show
Rolie, Polie, Olie live show
Zowie, Billy Olie
Zowie, Billy & Olie
Stanley & Dennis
Stanley & Dennis
Opening The Great Big Book of Everything
Opening The Great Big Book of Everything
Going Into The Great Big Book of Everything
Going Into the book
Jamie, Stanley, Dennis & the Gorilla
Jamie, Stanley, Dennis & the Gorilla İ Disney
The gorilla teaches Stanley a lesson on grooming
The gorilla teaches Stanley a lesson on grooming
Back into the Great Big Book of Everything
Back into the Great Big Book of Everything
Pooh & friends
Pooh & friends
Bear and Luna
Bear and Luna
Charlie and Jessica with the performers of the Live Show
Charlie and Jessica with the performers of the Live Show
CKRY in Canada
CKRY Canada with "The Odd Squad, Doug, Dan & Robin"
KIIM FM in Tucson
KIIM FM in Tucson with Max and Betsy
KHYL FM in Sacramento/Stockton
KHYL FM in Sacramento/Stockton with Lee Perkins
KHYL Sacramento/Stockton
KHYL FM in Sacramento/Stockton with Lee Perkins
KLSY FM Seattle/Tacoma
KLSY FM Seattle/Tacoma with Frank Shiers
KVSR FM Fresno
KVSR FM Fresno with Ryder & Nikki
KVSR Fresno
KVSR FM Fresno with Ryder & Nikki
with the gang from KVSR Fresno
With the whole gang from KVSR FMFresno
KYXY FM San Diego
KYXY FM San Diego with Sonny West
KEZN FM Palm Springs
KEZN FM Palm Springs
KOOL San Diego with Dave Mason
KOOL San Diego with Dave Mason
Palm Springs KPSI FM
Palm Springs KPSI FM
Palm Springs with Dave Acosta KDES 104.7
KDES 104.7 Palm Springs with Dave Acosta
Stanley in the park ©Disney
Stanley in the park ©Disney
Stanley and Dennis in the park
Stanley and Dennis in the park
Stanley signing autographs
Stanley signing autographs
Jolene, Maureen, Charlie, Jessica and Kathrine
Jolene, Maureen, Charlie, Jessica and Kathrine
Jolene, Maureen, Charlie, Jessica, Kathrine, Pam and Karen
Jolene, Maureen, Charlie, Jessica, Kathrine, Pam and Karen
Another of the whole gang
Another of the whole gang
Jolene and Pam
Jolene and Pam
Charlie and Pam
Charlie and Pam
Charlie and Jolene
Charlie and Jolene
Maureen and Pam and the schedule!!
Maureen and Pam and the schedule!!
KUBL Salt Lake City
KUBL Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City with Jessica and Charlie
KUBL Salt Lake City
KIIM Tucson the afternoon show
KIIM Tucson the afternoon show
Charlie and Jessica
Charlie and Jessica
Charlie
Charlie
Tarzan's Tree House
Tarzan's Tree House
The beautiful Disney Grand Californian Hotel
The beautiful Disney Grand Californian Hotel


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