'Disney Princess - The Concert' stars talk about nostalgia and touring the country

ByJennifer Matarese via WABC logo
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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Jennifer Matarese interviews Arielle Jacobs and Syndee Winters about "Disney Princess - The Concert."

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Every day a different city, a new adventure awaits for these Broadway stars turned Disney Princesses!

Arielle Jacobs and Syndee Winters are using their experiences as playing "Jasmine" in "Aladdin" and "Nala" in "The Lion King" respectively into this new concert, "Disney Princess - The Concert."

They sing solos of iconic songs while at other times singing in beautiful four-part harmony with Susan Egan, the original "Belle" in Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast" and "Meg" in Disney's animated feature "Hercules," and Anneliese van der Pol who was the last "Belle" in Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast" and also from Disney Channel's "That's So Raven" and "Raven's Home."

"It's nonstop, one after another, hit after hit after Disney hit, so we're really excited about performing these Disney songs because everybody knows the words and it feels like at some point we're all in this together celebrating all of the princesses," Winters said.

"Because it's a concert instead of a Broadway show, which means we get to direct address talk to the audience," Jacobs said. "So there are several moment during the show where we get to talk to the audience and talk about how we booked these roles and tell some behind the scenes stories."

The pair says the show has modern princesses like from "Frozen" and "Moana," some of the first princesses like "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty," and of course the princesses that 90's kids love to relive their childhood through like "Ariel," "Jasmine," and "Belle."

"Susan Egan says we get to relive our VHS glory days by watching and listening to the great songs, the classic hits," Winters said.

"The little girls in the '90s who fell in love with Ariel and Jasmine grew up, but still love Ariel and Jasmine," Jacobs said.

The concert tour stops in 80+ cities around the country, and is coming soon to Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center on April 13.

"It's an opportunity for us to come back home after being away from Broadway for so long," Winters said. "My last time there was with Disney Musicals in Schools and so I'm really about the arts education at New Jersey Performing Arts Center and I've done a few forums so Disney Princess - The Concert is really an opportunity for us to get back there and reenergize the community, we're so excited."

For more information on the tour and tickets: https://www.disneyconcerts.com/princess/

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