One of the best parts of Hawkeye on Disney+ was when Clint took his family to see Rogers: The Musical, a show about the life story of Captain America Steve Rogers, on Broadway. We got to see a whole song about the Battle of New York performed in all its over-the-top glory. While it may have made Clint Barton roll his eyes hard, fans watching ate it up. So much so, that many MCU fans wanted to see more. And now, we are finally getting that chance. The official Disney Parks Twitter account has released a teaser for Rogers: The Musical coming to Disneyland Resort, specifically Disney California Adventure, this summer. And we also officially have a release date, Rogers: The Musical will open on June 30.
It’s going to be a short, one-act play, performed at the Hyperion Theater. But hey, a short version is still more than one song. And judging from the teaser, it looks like Agent Peggy Carter will have a sizable role. As well she should, as she was Steve’s main squeeze, and a huge part of his life story.
The songwriting team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman co-wrote the lyrics of the one song we saw performed, “I Can Do This All Day.” Shaiman also produced the actual song recording in the original version. We imagine an expanded version would also give us a truncated version of Cap’s origin. Not to mention his romance with Peggy Carter. And it’ll probably end with a fictionalized version of his “death” fighting Thanos. Presumably, that’s what the world at large believed happened to Steve. Although, as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier showed us, lots of people think Steve is alive and living on the moon.
An official blog post from the Disney Parks Blog shares more about the musical; it reveals:
This production features a talented cast of singers and dancers telling the story of Steve Rogers – Captain America – joined by Peggy Carter, Nick Fury and select members of the Avengers. The musical will take the audience on a journey from Steve’s humble beginnings during World War II to becoming Captain America, leading the Avengers and beyond. It’s a classic tale of heroes, time travel, and romance, oh … and Nick Fury sings!
The show will be super powered by music, including “Save the City,” from the Disney+ series “Hawkeye”; “Star Spangled Man” from the film “Captain America: The First Avenger”; plus, five new original songs written just for “Rogers: The Musical” at the Disneyland Resort.
Rogers: The Musical in MCU canon was performed at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City. The Avengers were invited to see the premiere of the musical, although Hawkeye was the only Avenger in attendance. To be fair, the two other actual Avengers in the musical were dead, and the world believed that the titular hero of the musical was dead too. We imagine Thor was off-world, and no Broadway theater has Hulk-sized seating, which is a shame, as we think Bruce would have enjoyed it the most.
Now, it will be performed Tuesday through Saturday at the Hyperion Theater. The show will run for approximately 30 minutes. And Disney Parks promises some exciting “merchandise and food and beverage offerings themed to Rogers: The Musical” are right around the corner.
All we can say to that is, we’ll have our shields ready and our dancing shoes on.
Originally published on February 23, 2023.