Barbie to Become Stage Show4 Nov, 2005 By: Holly J. Wagner
Mattel and Clear Channel Entertainment have announced plans to create an elaborate stage production of Barbie Live in Fairytopia! for theaters in 80 cities across North America.
Director Eric Schaeffer and Tony-nominated costume designer Gregg Barnes will lead the production team for the “Barbie” brand's first-ever, touring live theatrical stage show.
Inspired by the highly successful March 2005 DTV movie "Barbie Fairytopia," the theatrical production will feature beautiful costumes, special effects including flying fairies and an original musical score.
Director Schaeffer recently directed the Los Angeles production of Disney's Snow White and the off-Broadway musical Under the Bridge.
Casting for Barbie as Elina will begin in early December.