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"The Power of Blast!" was a stage show that ran at the The American Adventure at Epcot and later at the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney California Adventure. The show was used as a tribute to the Broadway musical, Blast!, albeit a shortened version of the show compared to the original Broadway version.

History

Following the success of the original Blast! production on New York, the show spawned into a shorter version of the musical, "The Power of Blast!" which performed at Epcot's America Gardens Theatre for two months, prior to its closure on August 23, 2001 before moving to Disney California Adventure.

One month after "Steps in Time" closed at the Hyperion Theater at Disney California Adventure due to negative reception from audiences, "The Power of Blast!" moved to California Adventure, and became successful over the months. However, almost a year after the attraction opened, the show closed on September 2, 2002 due to licensing rights to use the "Blast" musical in Disney Parks and was later replaced by Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular which opened on January 16, 2003 before its closure in 2016 to make room for Frozen: Live at the Hyperion.

Show summary

"The Power of Blast!" was a shortened version of the original Broadway version of "Blast!", in which like in its original production, it featured no specific plot and instead features music constantly playing throughout the show with highly skilled performers playing different instruments throughout multiple acts. The show lasted 30 minutes and featured the following acts:

  • Boléro by Maurice Ravel
  • Battery Battle by Thom Hannum, Jeff Lee, and Paul Rennick
  • Lemontech by Jonathan Vanderkolff
  • Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione
  • Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona

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