Disneyland’s black carpet came lined with 20,000 fans stretched all the way from the park’s entrance to Frontierland. The invitation to the fund-raiser encouraged “pirate-wear” but cautioned, “No real swords, guns, knives or weapons of any kind will be allowed in the Park.”
Disney planned everything perfectly for Saturday’s premiere of the fourth “Pirates” installment — except the drizzle during the screening.
Despite his tuner track record, helmer Rob Marshall said he never considering turning “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” into a musical.
“I didn’t want it to end up on ‘Saturday Night Live,'” he said. But he added that his tuner training was helpful. “I felt that my experience coming from musicals informed how to do this. There’s an 11 o’clock number, there are zombies, and we have ferocious mermaids.”
So maybe there’s a tuner future for “Pirates” after all?
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer pondered the question: “If Disney allows one,” he said. “I don’t know, I leave that up to Rob.”