Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is almost here, which means it’s almost time for the Disney on Broadway Concert Series at Walt Disney World. Much like the other festivals throughout the year, Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is offering live performances daily at the America Gardens Theatre. What makes this festival season so unique is that magical music takes center stage. Guests will be swept away in the beautiful melodies of Disney musicals with the help of some Broadway stars.

Every two weeks, a new talented pair takes the stage to perform some of your favorite Disney tunes. Shows take place three times a day at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Each performer is a star in their own right, all with experience performing as Disney characters on Broadway.

Meet the Performers
Kerry Butler
This beauty has starred as Belle in Beauty & the Beast on Broadway. Butler was most recently seen in Mean Girls on Broadway, playing three different roles. This spring, she will appear in Beetlejuice on Broadway, portraying Barbara.

Kevin Massey
Massey starred in the title role of Disney’s Tarzan  on  Broadway, and even had the chance to reprise that role in Germany! Other starring roles on Broadway  include turns in A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis and  Big River.

Meredith Inglesby
Inglesby’s Disney on Broadway credits include being part of the original cast of The Little Mermaid, as well as the role of Babette in Beauty and the Beast! She was also a part of Disney’s national tours of Newsies and On the Record, and had a featured role in the new Newsies movie.

Steve Blanchard
Known as the longest-running Beast in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, Blanchard portrayed the character for over 8 years. His other Disney credits include the national tours for both The Little Mermaid and Newsies, and a featured role in the new Newsies movie.

Arielle Jacobs
Jacobs currently stars in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway as Princess Jasmine. She has also traveled around the country as a part of Disney’s High School Musical on tour. Her other Broadway roles include Wicked and In The Heights.

Adam Jacobs
Adam Jacobs is best known for originating the lead role of Aladdin in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. (Fun fact: Adam is actually Arielle’s brother, although the two never appeared opposite one another on Broadway.) For this role, Jacobs earned Drama Desk and Grammy nominations. His additional Broadway credits include Marius in Les Miserables and Simba in The Lion King.

Heidi Blickenstaff
This past summer Blickenstaff starred in Disney Channel’s Original Movie Freaky Friday. Broadway fans will know her best from her role as Ursula in The Little Mermaid.

Gavin Lee
Lee originated the role of Bert in both The West End and the Broadway productions of Disney’s Mary Poppins. He also recently finished performing in SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway as Squidward, a role for which he was nominated for a Tony.

Ashley Brown
Brown originated  the role of Mary Poppins in  Disney’s Mary Poppins on  Broadway.  She also performed in the national tours of Mary Poppins and Disney’s On the Record, and even starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast  on Broadway.

Josh Strickland
Strickland is known for originating the title role in Disney’s Tarzan  on Broadway. He recently had the opportunity to reprise the starring role as Tarzan once again, this time in Oberhausen, Germany at the Stage Metronom Theater.

Kissy Simmons
Simmons starred in Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway as Nala. She reprised the role of the lioness on the national tour, as well as the Las Vegas production.

Alton Fitzgerald White
With over 4,300 performances, Alton Fitzgerald White holds the title as Broadway’s longest-running King Mufasa in  Disney’s The Lion King.

Performances and Dates
Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2019 – Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey
Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2019 – Meredith Inglesby and Steve Blanchard
Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2019 – Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey
Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2019 – Meredith Inglesby and Steve Blanchard
Jan. 26, 2019 – Kerry Butler and Kevin Massey
Jan. 27, 2019 – Meredith Inglesby and Steve Blanchard
Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs
Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee
Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs
Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee
Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs
Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee
Feb. 9, 2019 – Arielle Jacobs and Adam Jacobs
Feb. 10, 2019 – Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee
Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2019 – Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland
Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2019 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2019 – Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland
Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2019 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2019 – Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland
Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2019 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
Feb. 23, 2019 – Ashley Brown and Josh Strickland
Feb. 24, 2019 – Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White
Feb. 25, 2019 – Ashley Brown, Josh Strickland, Kissy Simmons, and Alton Fitzgerald White

Guests visiting Epcot this January and February are in for a pretty talent-filled treat, thanks to these outstanding musical duos! Did a concert date catch your eye? Be sure to mark your calendar and book a Disney on Broadway Dining Package to secure reserved seating during the musical magic. Each Disney on Broadway Dining Package includes a meal at one of five of Epcot’s palate-pleasing restaurants and guaranteed seating at this can’t-miss concert experience. To reserve your spot, be sure to call (407)-WDW-DINE.

Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts is full of fun and creative experiences. From artful plates and interactive activities to show-stopping Broadway duos performing each night, there’s never been a better time to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth.