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Disney in Concert

A Dream is a Wish
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Disney in Concert

A Dream is a Wish

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 – 7:30pm
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

DISNEY IN CONCERT A Dream is a Wish transports audiences into the musical world of classic and contemporary Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true.

The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin, and more are told through the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage, and sweeping orchestral scores performed by your Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again and reminds us anew that anything is possible, "...if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true."

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Lawrence Loh


Lisa Livesay


Lisa Livesay is thrilled to travel the world with Disney in Concert, singing the beloved music of her childhood! Career highlights include playing Glinda in Wicked on Broadway, and appearing in the film Monday Nights at 7 with Oscar-winner Edward James Olmos. She is featured in audiobook musicals such as Puss in Boots and Spin!, for which she won Audie awards. Lisa resides in Los Angeles, where she contributes to soundtracks for film and TV. In her spare time, Lisa is earning her degree in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the City College of New York. She has boundless love and gratitude to her biggest fans—her family.

Whitney Claire Kaufman


Whitney Claire Kaufman recently completed two years with the North American Tour of the Broadway smash-hit Mamma Mia!(Ensemble, Understudy for Sophie and Lisa). Her performance as Sophie garnered rave reviews from the Boston Globe. Whitney has performed as Guest Soloist with theMalaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and thePacificSymphony Orchestra, Guest Soloist with the Florida Orchestra, and has appeared in Cabaret (Sally Bowles), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Peaseblossom), Marisol (June), The Los Angeles Theatre Ensembles’ production of Wounded, as well as many other theatrical productions. TV credits include General Hospital and the hit ABC series Modern Family. As both a singer and voice-over performer in film and television, Whitney has been heard in productions including That Championship Season, The Secret of NiMH2, and two MGM animated series: All Dogs Go to Heaven and Noddy. She recently recorded songs written by Oscar-winning composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Whitney graduated with honors from Chapman University with a BFA in Theater Performance. Her favorite Disney movie is The Little Mermaid, with Cinderella as a close second.

Aaron Phillips


Aaron Phillips is very excited to be part of this wonderful production. Aaron is an Ovation Award-nominated actor/singer, proud member of Actor's Equity, and can frequently be seen on film and TV. Past theatre credits include: Jekyll and Hyde (John Utterson), Batboy: The Musical (Batboy/Edgar), Songs for a New World, and Les Misérables (Foreman/Combeferre). Opera credits include: La Boheme with the Greensboro Opera Company, conducted by Valery Ryvkin, Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) and Lakme (Frederic) by Delibes. Aaron recently appeared in a staged reading of The Bone Wars (O’Conner) with the prestigious New York playwright group, Youngbloods. You may have seen Aaron as Carl, half of the duo that is the face of Lipton Iced Tea. He is also an accomplished voice-over talent and can be heard in video games such as World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption and Lord of the Rings. He is a man of many voices for commercials, cartoons, and music sessions everywhere. Aaron has been a Disney fan his entire life, and is happy to help bring this music to fans of all ages.

Andrew Johnson


Andrew Johnson is a Disney kid at heart and is humbled to share the music and magic from the stage! He has toured all over the United States, Europe, and Asia, as a lead vocalist and dancer, and his performances have been broadcast on national and international television. Andrew has performed on FOX's The X-Factor, The Conan O'Brien Show, and the MTV Video Music Awards. He has sung background for artists such as Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, LeAnn Rimes, and Florence and the Machine. His theatrical credits include Frozen-Live at the Hyperion (Prince Hans), Rent (Benny), Five Guys Named Moe (Four-Eyed Moe), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). Andrew has shared the stage with singers/actresses Shirley Jones and Bernadette Peters and has performed live duets with recording artists Patti LaBelle, Erykah Badu, and singer/actress Jodi Benson (the original voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid). He is a singer/songwriter and recording artist and his music is available worldwide on iTunes, under his artist name DRWMCHL. He would like to thank his family for their love and support and Ted Ricketts for the opportunity of being part of this show.

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