Richard went on first and sang and played the piano to some of his greatest hits. It was wonderful to hear him sing such classics "I want to be like you" from Jungle Book and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins and "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" from Carousel of Progress, (one of my favorite attractions). Not only did the Sherman Brothers write and compose for Disney movies, but also Disney attractions, stage musicals and other motion picture screenplays.
After the two were introduced on stage, I thought their friendship and admiration for each other was amazing. Two Disney legends were going to perform some of my most favorite songs from Disney Movies, this was a night to remember and I will remember it forever.
As the night began with Richard's performance, the audience was treated to stories, memories and great songs.
We got to hear about how Robert (his brother) came up with the some of the lyrics for "A Spoonful of Sugar" from something his son said and when he told Richard of the story of how sugar makes everything go down better, and he solved their lyric problem with this particular song Richard at first didn't agree. He didn't think it worked. But, as history goes he changed his mind and well, you know the rest.
After Richard finished and we REALLY didn't want him too, Alan came out to start his part of the concert and I couldn't believe what a great singer he was. He has a really great voice and was very funny in between songs. His sense of humor comes out when he performs and made the night even more magical.
Some of the songs he performed were "Under the Sea", from The Little Mermaid,
"Be Our Guest", from Beauty and the Beast, "A Whole New World", from Aladdin,
"Friend Like Me", from Aladdin, "Go the Distance", from Hercules. Here is an clip from his part...
The Arena was pumped for these performances and the roar of the crowd was amazing after each song. They each played for about an hour and half and covered most of the their song libraries.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have enjoyed this look back at a great Disney moment at the D23 Expo. This is just some of the pictures and video, so there will be a part 2 and 3 :-)