If you enjoyed Disney’s animated “Encanto” film earlier this year, the hit Latino show about the Madrigal family, you might want to check out a Disney Branded Television special, “Encanto at the Hollywood Bowl,” available for streaming via Disney+, beginning today (Thursday Dec. 28).

The stage show, taped for television, originates from the Hollywood Bowl which was transformed into the magical Casita and features a special introduction from show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The spectacle features an 80-member orchestra and assembles a dancing ensemble of  50 dancers, with original voices of the animated film featured: Stephanie Beatriz (as Mirabel), Adassa (as Dolores), Carolina Gaitán (as Pepa), Jessica Darrow (as Luisa), Diane Guerrero (as Isabela), Mauro Castillo (as Félix), Angie Cepeda (as Julieta) and Olga Merediz (as Abuela Alma) and special guests, including legendary Colombian superstars and multiple Latin Grammy winners Carlos Vives and Andrés Cepeda.

“Encanto” originates from the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Of course, one of the popular featured tunes is the unexpected No. 1 hit breakout hit, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”

Wonder if this staged production is a preview or a trial balloon for Disney’s rumored intention to transport the animated film into the realm of a Broadway musical someday. …

Around ‘n’ about…

Shari Lynn

Singer Shari Lynn will be joined by keyboardist Jim Howard in  a last-minute New Year’s Eve booking at the Hilton Hawaiian Village’s lounge fronting the Bali restaurant.  The gig, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, will showcase Shari’s signature jazz, with a serving of favorites from the Great  American Songbook catalogue of tunes by the likes of Cole Porter and the George and Ira Gershwin repertoire. The venue, plagued by pillars, has limited seating, so plan accordingly. ..

America (Dewey Burnell and Gerry Beckley) will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Tickets: $49 to $129 at www.ticketmaster.com. Expect to  hear such chart toppers “Tin Man,” “A Horse With No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,”  “You Can Do Magic,” “Ventura Highway,” and “Lonely People.” …

Blue Note attractions

Blue Note Hawaii, at the Outrigger Waikiki resort, will welcome a host of diverse acts during the New Year.

Jake Shimabukuro

First, a few local shows:

Jake Shimabukuro reunites with his Pure Heart band, at 6:30 and 9 pm. Jan. 18 and 19. Tickets: $35- $45.

Azure McCall and Ken Polson make a rare appearance together at 3 and 6:30 p.m. April 16. Tickets: $25-$35

Visiting acts:

Felix Cavaliere and the Rascals take the limelight, at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Jan. 27, 28 and 29. Tickets:$45-$55.

Chris Botti returns for performances at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Feb. 9, 20, 11 and 12. Tickets: $75-$85.

The Manhattan Transfer concertizes at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22. Tickets: $55-$65.

Shaun Cassidy

Shaun Cassidy offers shows at 6:30 and 9 p.m. March 10 and 11. Tickets: $45-$55.

Tower of Power and its famous brass section pump it out at 7 p.m. May 11 and 14 and 6:30 and 9 p.m. May 12 and 13. Tickets: $86-$116.

Ticketmaster.com is the official Blue Note website; note that other sellers often sell seats at higher prices. Blue Note phone: (808) 777-4890…

And that’s Show Biz. …

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