For a bit of Broadway, turn left at Space Mountain

At Cedar Point, Disney and Universal, musical theater fans find thrills


Monday, August 11, 2014 3:13 PM


For amusement park fans, summer is all about new rides. But if taking a ride on a roller coaster sounds like an afternoon gone horribly wrong, a new batch of live shows offers more down-to-earth pleasures.

To get audiences “to sit there for 26 minutes, we’ve got to keep it pithy and fun,” said Charles Bradshaw, vice president for entertainment at Cedar Fair, the parent company of Cedar Point in Ohio and 10 other amusement parks.

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