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Snow White Live (1980)

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The classic Disney animated feature is performed as a live stage show at the Radio City Music Hall.


Kirk Browning


Joe Cook


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Jo Salerno Mary Jo Salerno ... Snow White
Richard Bowne Richard Bowne ... Prince Charming
Thomas Ruisinger Thomas Ruisinger ... The King
Bruce Sherman Bruce Sherman ... The Huntsman
Yolande Bavan Yolande Bavan ... Luna
David Pursley David Pursley ... Chamberlain
Don Potter Don Potter ... Doc
Richard Day Richard Day ... Happy
Benny Freigh Benny Freigh ... Grumpy
Lou Carry Lou Carry ... Sneezy (as Louis Carry)
John Edward Allen John Edward Allen ... Bashful (as Jay Edward Allen)
Jerry Riley Jerry Riley ... Sleepy
Michael E. King Michael E. King ... Dopey
Anne Francine ... The Queen
Heidi Coe Heidi Coe ... Greta


Thought to have been murdered by her evil stepmother, Snow White lives happily in the woods with the Seven Dwarfs. The Queen, discovering Snow White is still alive, plots to destroy the princess once and for all. Armed with a deadly "wishing apple" and dressed as a peddler woman, the Queen sets out to find her rival. Will the Evil Queen finally become the "fairest in the land"? Will the Seven Dwarfs arrive in time to stop the Queen? Will Snow White be reunited with her one true love? Written by John Nickolaus <nickolausj@moss-barnett.com>

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This was the only collaboration between Disney and HBO. See more »

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There are two songs and a scene missing from the video verion. See more »

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Disney and Radio City have created a masterpiece!!!
11 February 2001 | by oznickolausSee all my reviews

I was 10 years old the first time I saw this production, and it is one of my favorite childhood memories! It was recorded from several live stage performances, for HBO, and I am SO GLAD THEY DID!!!

SNOW WHITE LIVE is, for the most part, a stage performance of the original 1937 Disney classic. But it takes us to places that the animated film didn't go. With two new songs, written by Joe Cook and Jay Blackton, and added characters, SNOW WHITE LIVE fleshes out the familiar tale.

Mary Jo Salerno (A Modern Affair (1996)) has the task of turning the world's original animated heroine into a flesh and blood princess. With a pleasant singing voice and a energetic stage presence, Ms. Salerno manages to give Snow White a pleasant and sweet quality, without sending the audience into a sugar overdose. Her rendition of "Someday My Prince Will Come", still gives me goosebumps! She was the right actress for the job!

Richard Bowne has the thankless job of being Snow White's "One True Love".....Prince Charming. In the live performance, he is given one of the two new songs in the show, "Will I Ever See Her Again", which is cut from the HBO and video productions. A very "charming" song, we can only assume that it was left on the cutting room floor (along with the Seven Dwarf's song "Buddle-Uddle-Um-Dum" aka, "The Washing Song") simply for timing reasons......a rather sad mistake. For the audience's sake, I home it is put back in if the show is ever re-released.

Anne Francine ('Crocodile' Dundee (1986)) is nasty as the Wicked Queen. Her performance is over the top, and a bit campy, very much like that of the British pantomime productions. A bit old for the role, yet still effective, she gives the audience a "witch" they can truly hate!

With a wonderful opening number, and a splashy wedding finale, I HIGHLY recommend locating a copy of this video. It is a rare treat that shouldn't be missed!

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