Friday, December 23, 2016

Disney releases performance lineup for Epcot International Festival of the Arts in 2017

Disney World is starting to announce lineups for the new Epcot International Festival of the Arts which begins Jan. 13, 2017, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

The festival, which takes place over six weekends in January and February will feature visual, culinary and performing arts.

As part of the festival, Broadway talent will appear at the America Gardens Theatre stage with the following performers:

Jan. 13-16 and 20-23: Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland perform songs from: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid

Jan. 27-30 and Feb. 3-6: Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey performing songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, Newsies and Aladdin

Feb. 10-13 and 17-20: Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White performing songs from Disney’s The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid

The performances will take place 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday through Monday of each festival weekend.

In addition, the Future World Plaza will have a number of live performances including Epcot Living Statues, performances by Central Florida high schools and acclaimed university and college talent appearing through a partnership with Disney Performing Arts.

The American Music Machine will also perform on the Future World Fountain Stage.
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