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The Nanny With the Magic Touch is Going to Need All Her Powers Onstage This Fall

We've seen elephants parading down the aisle, wildebeest stampedes, dancing flatware and jungle creatures flying through the air on bungee cords. But ever since the Walt Disney Co. discovered--first with Beauty and the Beast and most decisively, in 1997, with The Lion King--that its popular movies could have a long and profitable second life onstage, a prim English nanny has been waiting patiently in the wings. She was the star of one of the most beloved of all Disney movies, which boasted a made-to-order musical score--and real human characters to boot, who didn't need any tricky puppets or elaborate stage contraptions...

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