Disney's Descendants: The Musical
You'll be #RottenToTheCore with Descendants the Musical!
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Show Essentials
21
Roles
+ Ensemble
PG
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

Once upon a time, Belle and the Beast united all the Disney fairy tale kingdoms in an idyllic land called Auradon. To ensure peace in Auradon, villains and their sidekicks were banished to the Isle of the Lost, a wretched, magic-free island. Separated by a magical portal, the citizens lived isolated from each other for many years.

Twenty years later, in present day Auradon, Ben - the teenaged son of Belle and the Beast - prepares a speech for his upcoming coronation ("Better Together - Prelude 1"). Ben reveals his first official decree to his parents: the children on the Isle of the Lost will come to live in Auradon. As a test run, Ben has chosen the children of Maleficent, Evil Queen Grimhilde, Jafar, and Cruella De Vil to leave the Isle to attend Auradon Prep. Terrified of this plan, Belle and the Beast tell their son that this will be his one chance to bring villains into their world; if it fails, the portal between the two worlds will be closed forever.

On the Isle of the Lost, Mal, Evie, Jay, and Carlos - the troublemaking teenaged offspring of those four infamous villains - receive their invitation to leave the Isle to attend school in Auradon. Mal, the leader of the pack, ensures her friends they can stay on the Isle, where they rule the streets ("Rotten to the Core").

Maleficent, Jafar, Grimhilde, and Cruella arrive to discuss the news with their children. Maleficent identifies an opportunity for revenge: If their children are released into Auradon, they can help the villains take over the free world. Maleficent persuades Mal to go to Auradon, steal Fairy Godmother's wand, and use it to open the portal so that they can rule both worlds together ("Evil Like Me"). Mal agrees, and the four friends (the "Evils") step through the portal to Auradon.

In Auradon, the Evils are greeted by the students of Auradon Prep ("Be Our Guest"). Despite their cheery welcome, there is immediate tension between the students and the newcomers. Fairy Godmother, the headmistress, welcomes them to the school, reminding them that magic is illegal on the premises and that they must follow the rules ("Good Is the New Bad - Preprise"). They meet Ben, his girlfriend, Audrey (Sleeping Beauty's daughter), Chad (Cinderella and Prince Charming's son), Doug (Dopey's son), and Jane (Fairy Godmother's daughter).

The Evils briefly pretend to fit in, but surreptitiously return to their troublemaking ways, wreaking havoc in the school hallways ("Good Is the New Bad - Part 1"). Evie has developed a crush on Chad, and tries to get his attention by cheating off her magic mirror in Professor Maurice's Chemistry Class. Tensions between the students and the Evils escalate, as Audrey and Maurice confront Ben about how poorly the Evils are assimilating into society ("Good Is the New Bad - Part 2").

In their dorm room, the Evils craft a plan to steal Fairy Godmother's wand from the Museum of Cultural History. As they sneak out, they are spotted by Fairy Godmother and Jane, who decides to follow them to the museum.

At the museum, Mal recites a spell from her mother's spell book, causing the guard to fall asleep. After a rare moment of indecision ("Evil Like Me - Reprise 1"), Mal grabs for the wand, but a forcefield protects it. Jay attempts to lunge for the wand, setting off the museum alarm. Carlos turns off the security system and the Evils sneak out of the museum uncaught - though followed by Jane.

In Remedial Goodness class, Fairy Godmother allows the Evils to video chat with their parents back on the Isle, who are dreaming about their impending takeover ("Rotten to the Core - Parents' Revenge"). Later, Jay and Carlos join the Tourney team, showing off skills they didn't know they had ("Goal"). Despite their athletic success, the Evils still face difficulties fitting in; Audrey insults Mal, Chad scams Evie into doing his homework, and Jane unsuccessfully attempts to tell a distracted Fairy Godmother about their visit to the museum. In spite of this, some Auradonians begin to appreciate the newcomers ("Good Is the New Bad - Reprise 1").

Ben visits the Evils in their dorm room, and Mal tries to get information on the wand. Ben tells Mal that his girlfriend will stand with him at the coronation, near Fairy Godmother as she uses her wand to crown him. With a tear from a lonely Jane, the Evils use Mal's spellbook to whip up a batch of love-spelled cookies, crucial to their new plan of making Ben fall for Mal so she can be within arm's reach of the wand at the coronation ("Ways to Be Wicked - Preprise").

Mal offers the potioned cookies to Ben, who instantly falls under the spell, professing his love for her in front of the whole school and inviting her to the coronation ("Did I Mention"). In response, Audrey takes Chad as her new boyfriend, much to Evie's dismay.

On their first date, Mal and Ben share the obligations and pressures of their lives, causing Mal to feel real feelings for him ("Better Together - Prelude 2"). Ben finds Maleficent's spellbook in Mal's bag and explodes in anger, mad at her for disobeying the rules of the kingdom and leaning into her villainous impulses. Mal storms off.

Back in the dorm, Mal announces that she is leaving for the Isle and asks Evie to come with her. Evie admits that, while heartbroken over Chad, she doesn't want to leave Auradon. The best friends promise they will always care for each other, no matter the world they choose ("Space Between"). Mal sets off for the Isle.

When Ben comes looking for Mal, Evie agrees to take him to the Isle to find her, but insists he follow her lead to fit in ("Chillin' Like a Villain"). Meanwhile, back in Auradon, the school erupts in chaos; Audrey and Chad happily tell Ben's parents that the Evils are the cause of the disorder ("Good Is the New Bad - Reprise 2").

Evie, Jay, and Carlos find Mal on the Isle. They reveal that Ben is with them, eager to convince Mal to return to Auradon. Suddenly, Maleficent appears and Mal distracts her, allowing her friends to safely escape. Ben lingers and overhears Mal telling her mother about the love spell and their intent to steal the wand. Torn between two worlds, Ben and Mal wonder what the future holds and what their obligations are to their respective communities ("If Only").

Back in Auradon, Maurice confronts Evie about cheating in class with her magic mirror. Doug, who has developed a crush on Evie, stands up for her, and Maurice agrees to return the mirror if Evie can pass a test without it. Audrey and Chad rile up the Auradonians against Ben and the Evils ("Ways to Be Wicked"). Mal returns to Auradon, and, seeing the way the Evils have been vilified, the foursome commit to their plan to steal the wand.

On the day of the coronation, the Evil Parents watch the proceedings on TV until Maleficent reveals that she plans to rule the world solo - without the other villains. Evie learns she aced her make-up test and invites Doug to the coronation as her date. Meanwhile, Ben admits to Mal that he hasn't been under the effects of the love potion since going to the Isle, where magic doesn't work, and that he truly cares about her.

The coronation commences ("Go the Distance - Chorale") and just as the Fairy Godmother moves to anoint Ben, Jane snatches the wand out of her hand, inadvertently opening the portal between lands. She revels briefly in her power, until Mal snatches the wand, pointing it at the crowd. Ben encourages Mal to make the right choice, but before she can decide her next move, Maleficent bursts through the window and takes the wand from her daughter. As Maleficent points the wand at Ben, Mal realizes her deep feelings of love for him - feelings her mom never showed for her. Maleficent revels in her evilness, towering over the Auradonians ("Evil Like Me - Reprise 2").

Working together, Jay, Carlos, Evie, and Mal use their once-evil plans to steal the wand back from Maleficent. Encanting a spell from memory, they cause Maleficent to shrink to the size of the love in her heart. Mal returns the wand to Fairy Godmother. Having used their powers for good, the Evils are welcomed fully by the Auradonians ("Better Together"), and Ben declares that the portal between the two worlds shall be opened forever ("Break This Down").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Ensemble Cast
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Mal

Our hero and Maleficent’s daughter. Under her hardened, sarcastic exterior, she has a sense of justice and a heart of gold.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Evie

The Evil Queen Grimhilde’s daughter. She hides her brilliance behind a superficial, image-obsessed attitude.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Jay

Jafar’s son—an outwardly arrogant thief. He conceals a strategic, collaborative nature.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Carlos

Cruella de Vil’s son. Despite a fear of dogs and just about everything else, he has the capacity to be brave and kind.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Maleficent

The infamous evil fairy. She is a profoundly selfish absentee parent with an unquenchable taste for vengeance.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Grimhilde

Snow White’s wicked adversary. An aging beauty queen, she is still desperate to be the fairest of them all.

Gender: female
Jafar

Aladdin’s nemesis. He is a slimy, washed-up crime lord desperate for a way back to the top.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Cruella de Vil

A Dalmatian-loving dog-snatcher. She is an obsessive, eccentric, and overbearing helicopter mom

Gender: female
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B3
Ben

Son of the Beast and Belle. He is a classically regal, optimistic kid who bears the weight of soon becoming King of Auradon.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
King Beast

Ben’s father and King of Auradon. Royal and rule-driven, he knows a bit about being marginalized.

Gender: male
Queen Belle

Ben’s mother and Queen of Auradon. Warm, but cautious, she doesn’t understand her son’s generation.

Gender: female
Fairy Godmother

Headmistress of Auradon Prep. Busy and bubbly, she’ll do anything to keep the school afloat.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Jane

Fairy Godmother’s daughter. Meek and mousy, but hungry for attention, she’s looking for her moment to shine.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E4
Chad

Cinderella and Prince Charming’s son. An arrogant and spoiled blockhead, he’s never wanted for anything.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: D4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Audrey

Sleeping Beauty’s daughter. The malicious queen bee of Auradon Prep, she has her eye on the throne.

Gender: female
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A3
Doug

Dopey’s son. Nerdy and sweet, he does all the work that his fellow students don’t want to do.

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: C4
Royal Page

Auradonian messenge, enormously nervous.

Royal Guard

Museum employee, less than vigilant.

Maurice

Chemistry teacher and Belle’s father. He is kooky and stuck in his ways.

Gender: male
Coach

Tourney coach, resigned to the team’s mediocrity until meeting a surprise star player.

Snow White

Red carpet reporter. She is the voice of the masses.

Gender: female
Ensemble

Roles include: Isle Ensemble (including Smitten Kids 1 & 2), Auradonians (including Auradonians 1 & 2), Coronation Crowd (including Crowd Members 1, 2 & 3), Auradonian Choir

Full Song List
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Better Together (Prelude 1)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Rotten to the Core
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Evil Like Me
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Be Our Guest
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Good Is The New Bad (Part 1)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Good Is The New Bad (Part 2)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Evil Like Me (Reprise 1)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Rotten to the Core (Parents' Revenge)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Goal
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Good Is The New Bad (Reprise 1)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Ways to Be Wicked (Preprise)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Did I Mention
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Better Together (Prelude 2)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Space Between
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Chillin' Like a Villain (Part 1)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Chillin' Like a Villain (Part 2)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Good Is The New Bad (Reprise 2)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: If Only
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Ways to Be Wicked
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Go the Distance (Chorale)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Evil Like Me (Reprise 2)
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Better Together
Disney's Descendants The Musical: Break This Down

Billing

Music Adaptations, Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by Madeline Smith

Orchestrations and Music Produced by Matthew Tischler

Requirements

You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
Percentages listed indicate required type size in relation to title size.
Licensee shall incorporate the following credits and comply with all size and other restrictions on the title page of all playbills and programs, and in all houseboards, displays and in all other advertising, press releases and any other promotional material, except as otherwise provided below, as follows:
The [Licensee's]
production of
(50%)
Disney’s
(33%)
Descendants
(100%)

 

Book by
Nick Blaemire
(33%)
Music Adaptation by
Madeline Smith
(33%)
Vocal and Incidental Arrangements by
Madeline Smith
(33%)
Additional Lyrics by
Nick Blaemire
(33%)
Orchestrations by
Matthew Tishler
(33%)
Music Produced by
Matthew Tishler
(33%)
Songs by
Johan Alkenas, Adam Anders, Aristeidis Archontis, Antonina Armato, Howard Ashman, Peer Astrom, Stephen Mark Conley, Doug Davis, Charity Daw, Andrew C. Dodd, Josh Edmondson, Pipo Fernandez, Nikki Hassman, Samuel Hollander, Ben Hostetler, Tim James, Hanna Jones, Jack Kugell, Craig Lashley, Andrew Lippa, Jeannie Lurie, Alan Menken, Grant Phillip Michaels, Anthony Mirabella, Shayna Mordue, Chen Neeman, Susan Paroff, Shelly M. Peiken, Joacim Persson, James K. Petrie, Adam Schlesinger, Adam Schmalholz, Tyler Shamy, Jodie Shihadeh, Nikki Ann Sorrentino, Thomas Armato Sturges, Ali Dee Theodore, Matthew Wong, David Zippel
(25%)
 
Based on the Disney Channel Original Movies written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott
(25%)
 
 
The billing to the Licensee must be in the form specified above, including the words “production of” below Licensee’s billing, which shall be visually contiguous with the title, so that the audience is informed that the Licensee is the producer of the production. The size of the credit to the Licensee shall be no less than 50% of the size of the logo or artwork title, as measured by the proportion of the font point size to the height of the largest letter in the logo or artwork title.
The size of the credit to the authors (Book, Music, Lyrics, etc.) shall be no less than 33% of the size of the logo or artwork title, as measured by the proportion of the font point size to the height of the largest letter in the logo or artwork title.
The size of the credit to the original songwriters and the Disney Channel films shall be no less than 25% of the size of the logo or artwork title, as measured by the proportion of the font point size to the height of the largest letter in the logo or artwork title.
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In no event may you duplicate the logo and title from any of the Disney films related to Descendants (the “Films”) or the animated television series (the “Series”), although you separately may license the right to use the stage licensing logo (the “License Logo”). If Disney shall provide a License Logo to Licensee, then Licensee shall use such logo exactly as provided, including fonts. If you elect not to purchase the License Logo, then you shall submit your logo or artwork title for approval prior to any public use thereof.
 
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Descendants: The Musical
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