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Mickey Mouse Club Musical Review

Imagine a musical review inspired by the original Mouseketeers and wrapped in the imagination of Walt Disney. It will both entertain and educate.

This is the third in a series of magical music recital ideas from my sister Vicky Dresser. I’ve included costume, program, décor and treat suggestions, plus a chronological list of some Disney movies and songs. And…Donald Duck might make a surprise appearance!

Tweak this Musical Review for Your Situation

  1. Content: You get to choose which Disney movies and songs to include. Will you go back to Disney’s first movie, Snow White, or only as far as the year your oldest student was born?
  2. Program: On the cover, a student’s rendering of the 1930s Mickey Mouse. Or perhaps the Mickey silhouette. Inside, create small mouse ears in front of each song. Three lower case letter o’s, the two outer ones superscript—like footnotes.

ooo Someday My Prince Will Come…………………………Student Name

  1. Costumes: Optional. They can be as simple as a T-shirt with students’ names or perhaps the Mickey silhouette, or as elaborate as costumes from the various movies represented.

The Mickey Mouse Club Musical Review—Sample Program

Your smiling Mouseketeers have greeted their guests, handed out programs and helped folks get seated. It’s time to begin. Gather your students up front for a group photo-op.

When students hear the “Mickey Mouse March” by Jimmy Dodd, have them split and march around the side aisles and back up the center. The music could be a recording or one or more students playing/singing. You might have an authentic Mouseketeer Roll Call with all students’ introductions—this can be their one bow of the day, after which they take their seats in the front rows.

Here is a chronological list of some Disney movies with quite a few song possibilities:

1937 Snow White

With a Smile and a Song/Someday My Prince Will Come

The Silly Song (by the dwarves)

1940 Fantasia

A Night on Bald Mountain

Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker)

Trepak (Russian Dance from The Nutcracker)

Toccata in D Minor

1940 Pinocchio

When You Wish Upon a Star

1941 Dumbo

When I See an Elephant Fly

1942 Bambi

Little April Showers

1948 So Dear to My Heart

Stick-to-it-Tivity

It’s What You Do With Whatcha Got

So Dear to My Heart/Lavender Blue/Billy Boy

1950 Cinderella

The Work Song

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes/So This is Love

1953 Peter Pan

You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!

Never Smile at a Crocodile

1955 Lady and the Tramp

The Siamese Cat Song

1955—the official Mickey Mouse Club begins

The Merry Mouseketeers

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Da (from 1946 Song of the South)

It’s a Small World (from Disney Land)

Winnie the Pooh

1959 Sleeping Beauty

I Wonder/Once Upon a Dream

1961 101 Dalmations

Cruella DeVille

1961 The Parent Trap

Let’s Get Together

1964 Mary Poppins

A Spoonful of Sugar

Chim Chim Cher-ee

Jolly Holiday

I Love to Laugh

Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious/Let’s Go Fly a Kite/Step in Time

1967 The Jungle Book

I Wanna Be Like You

The Bare Necessities

That’s What Friends are For

1970 The Aristocats

Scales and Arpeggios

Everybody Wants to be a Cat

1977 Pete’s Dragon

Candle on the Water

1980 Popeye

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man

I Yam What I Yam

1981 The Fox and the Hound

Best of Friends

1982 The Man From Snowy River

Jessica’s Theme

1988 Oliver and Company

Why Should I Worry

1989 The Little Mermaid

Under the Sea

Kiss the Girl

Part of Your World

1991 Beauty and the Beast

Home (from the Broadway production)

Beauty and the Beast

Be Our Guest

1992 Aladdin

Arabian Nights

A Friend Like Me

A Whole New World

1992 The Mighty Ducks

We Will Rock You

We are the Champions

1994 The Lion King

The Circle of Life/I Just Can’t Wait to Be King

Can You Feel the Love Tonight?

Hakuna Matata

1996 Muppet Treasure Island

Shiver My Timbers

Love Led Us Here

Boom Shakalaka!

1995 Pocohontas

Colors of the Wind

Just Around the Riverbend

1995 Toy Story

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Heaven’s Light/Topsy Turvy Day

God Help the Outcasts

1997 Hercules

I Won’t Say I’m in Love

1999 Toy Story II

When Somebody Loved Me

2001 Monsters Inc.

Put That Thing Back Where It Came From, or So Help Me

If I Didn’t Have You

2002 Lilo and Stitch

Hawaiian Coaster Ride

2003 Pirates of the Caribbean

Theme song—He’s a Pirate

2003 Finding Nemo

Beyond the Sea

2010 Tangled

I See the Light

Something That I Want

2013 Frozen

Let it Go

Do You Want to Build a Snowman

2014 Into the Woods

Into the Woods

I Know Things Now

There Are Giants in the Sky

2016 Finding Dory

Unforgettable

Finger Family Song

2016 Moana

We Know the Way

 

The performances are completed. “Now it’s time to say goodbye to all (y)our company.”

Gather the entire ensemble up front again. Thank your audience for coming and remind them about the refreshments to follow. The group sings “The Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater.” Play the “Mickey Mouse March” again as the students file out to the reception/snack area for congratulations and treats. They’ve earned it!

Mickey Mouse Décor and Treats

Donald Duck

I dunno. Can you really have a Mickey Mouse Musical Review without Donald Duck??? Do you know anyone who does Duck-speak? I hope so! (S)he could stand by near a mic throughout the musical review to make comments after performances:

  • Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy
  • Bravo!
  • I love it
  • Play it again!
  • Well, I’ll be
  • My, my
  • Phooey, that was awesome
  • Whadya think about that?

What Disney movies/songs would you include in your Mickey Mouse Club Musical Review?

Here’s where to find my first two posts of magical music recitals:

Join me next month for another magical music recital!

About the Author

Robin Steinweg
I'm Robin Steinweg, happy to join the team of bloggers at Music Teachers Helper. I teach students of every age piano, guitar and voice (sometimes clarinet & recorder); perform; direct choirs; compose for students, choirs and worship; love to learn and improve. I'm wife of one and mother of two recently-launched musicians. Presently I am caregiver for my mother, a vocalist, drummer and pianist ... [Read more]

2 Comments

  1. Vicky Dresser

    This was one of my all-time favorite recitals. I had a lot of students at the time and many of them voice students. I was thinking about doing a Disney revue again. The newer songs are awesome. But for piano students, you can’t beat Fantasia favorites. Thanks for the updated song list. Now I can borrow from you.

  2. Robin Steinweg

    Vicky, thank you for reading, and thanks for being the best recital-giver ever! You are so creative, and your students show the expertise you bring to them.

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