There’s going to be an American Girl Doll musical, and here’s how you and your inner child can see it
Be still, our hearts! An American Girl Doll musical is reportedly happening, and even better, it’s going to be fully staffed by women. And it’s about time.
Even if you didn’t own an American Girl growing up, you were likely familiar with them. Originally launched in the ’80s, the American Girl brand was created by Pleasant Rowland, owner of Pleasant Company. The line began with a few staple dolls who all came from different historical periods — Molly, Kirsten, and Samantha being first, with Felicity and Addie joining the crew a few years later. Pleasant Company became a subsidiary of Mattel in 1998, and the brand expanded even further. While the original dolls are no longer in the lineup, they’ll always be in our hearts.
And any chance they’ll be in the musical?
That, we’re not sure of — but according to Variety.com, the musical will focus on a few stories from characters in the brand. A writer and director for the musical have yet to be named, but that information should be announced shortly.
"We’re thrilled to bring a new touring experience to families across the U.S. and offer this unique live-engagement with the brand, said Katy Dickson, president of American Girl, per Variety. "Over the past 30 years, American Girl’s beloved characters have become role models — inspiring millions of girls to think about their own character and how they want to make their mark on the world. We know girls and their families and friends will love seeing these incredible stories come to life in an exciting, new stage production that offers an unwavering belief in the positive power of girlhood."
The tour will be hitting North America this fall. Mills Entertainment, the company also responsible for a live Daniel Tiger show, released a teaser yesterday.
We can’t wait to see our old friends again…