Musical “SMILE” — The Songs. ▶ Song: Disneyland — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

The song “Disneyland” is from the Musical SMILE. (Broadway, 1986) — Musical Score by Composer Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) and Book & Lyrics by Lyricist Howard Ashman (1950–1991)

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Song "Disneyland" from the Musical SMILE. (Broadway, 1986) - Musical Score by Composer Marvin Hamlisch, Book & Lyrics by Lyricist Howard Ashman

Song “Disneyland” from the Musical SMILE. (Broadway, 1986) — Musical Score by Composer Marvin Hamlisch, Book & Lyrics by Lyricist Howard Ashman

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Musical SMILE: “A swift paced and thoroughly professional entertainment.” — Time

 

This touching and satiric musical by the creators of Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song.

 

SMILE is a musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch and book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. It was originally produced on Broadway in 1986. The musical is based loosely on a 1975 film of the same title, from a screenplay by Jerry Belson.

Broadway Musical "SMILE" (1986) - Musical score by Marvin Hamlisch. Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman.

Broadway Musical “SMILE” (1986) — Musical score by Marvin Hamlisch. Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman.

 

About the Musical: SMILE:

Smile chronicles the backstage troubles of the fictional 1985 California Young American Miss beauty pageant held in Santa Rosa, California. The main characters include Robin Gibson and Doria Hudson, two contestants who befriend and help each other throughout the week; Brenda DiCarlo Freelander, an ex-Young American Miss second-runner-up coordinating the pageant; and Brenda’s husband Big Bob, an RV Salesman trying to help her through the week. — READ MORE, GET LICENSE

SONG: Disneyland, from the Musical SMILE. (Rendition: Jodi Benson, Original Cast)

LYRICS: Song: Disneyland:

LYRICS:
[Doria]:
Hot sunday night, I guess the folks were busy fighting
Joe’d already left home, eleven years old on my own
felling nothing but lonely
There’s nothing to do, there’s nothing out there but the traffic
Down on state ninety-three
So I’d sit through the night by our old black and white TV
That’s where I saw it
That’s when I heard it
Calling, Calling me
Disneyland, Magic Kingdom
Disneyland, I close my eyes real tight
Wishing hard I might, wishing hard I may
Find my way to
Disneyland, Gotta get to
Disneyland, on a western breeze
Magic carpet please, carry me away

I know you’re gonna say the trees are paper mache
It’s done with mirrors, the magic there
Each little birds full of springs, you press a button it sings
Recorded music in the air
They’ve had the mountain refaced it’s only plywood and paste
Go on say it! I’ll turn around and tell you I don’t care
I don’t… care
I will live in Disneyland
Make my home in Disneyland
Maybe it’s all fake, That’s a chance I’ll take
It’s perfectly ok
Someone give me
Disneyland
Take me there!
To Disneyland
And when I get to Disneyland
I’ll stay

VIDEO: Song: Disnyeland. (Rendition by Samantha Crawford, Junior Miss Access Broadway 2013)

 

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