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The MSO will present the Australian premiere of Toy Story in Concert featuring a screening of the groundbreaking complete film with Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Randy Newman’s musical score performed live.

The concert will be led by Guy Noble, who previously worked with Randy Newman during his 2011 Australian tour with orchestras. Tickets on sale from 10am, Monday 21 March.

The Toy Story films are beloved worldwide for their compelling characters, extraordinary storytelling, stunning visuals and the music of Randy Newman, the composer and songwriter behind signature songs including “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” “Strange Things” and “I Will Go Sailing No More.”

Ever wonder what toys do when people aren't around? Toy Story answers that question with a fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys – Woody, the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear, the fearless space ranger. Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz.

But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the comically-mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences, and they find themselves on a hilarious adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance.

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story in Concert is presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Guy Noble and will be performed at Hamer Hall on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April 2022. For tickets and further information, visit mso.com.au

Guy Noble has conducted the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, West Australian, Tasmanian, Queensland and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the Hong Kong Symphony and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestras. He has worked with a wide variety of international performers including Harry Connick Jr, Ben Folds, The Beach Boys, The Pointer Sisters, Dianne Reeves, Glenn Frey, Clive James and Olivia Newton John.

Toy Story in Concert - Tickets on sale Monday 21 March at 10am
Conducted by Guy Noble
Friday 29 April 2022 at 7.30pm
Saturday 30 April 2022 at 1.00pm and 7.30pm.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
mso.com.au

ABOUT DISNEY CONCERTS

Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir.

Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 575 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.

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