From Bette Midler to Beth Leavel: Dream Casting a Hocus Pocus Musical

By Playbill Staff
31 Oct 2013

The staff of Playbill.com shares its casting ideas for a musical adaption of the Disney film "Hocus Pocus."



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"Hocus Pocus," starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, has become a Halloween tradition for many, and many more have longed for the cult classic horror-comedy to be adapted for the stage. The film did feature three stage actresses (Midler recently starred in I'll Eat You Last, "Annie" veteran Parker is returning to the stage in The Commons of Pensacola and Najimy made her Broadway debut in Dirty Blonde) as well as the catchy musical numbers "I Put a Spell On You" and "Come, Little Children." A Facebook campaign to bring the musical to Broadway began in March 2013.

In honor of Halloween and the film's 20th anniversary, Playbill.com suggests several actors who could star in a Broadway adaptation of "Hocus Pocus."

Click through to read our choices for Winifred, Sarah and Mary, as well as Max, Thackery and more.

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