Bette Midler Resurrects “Hocus Pocus” In Concert

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We’re not the only ones casting a spell for a Hocus Pocus sequel: Bette Midler has been vocal in her support for resurrecting the Sanderson Sisters for another film.

Until Disney gets its act together, though, Midler has conjured the camp classic in her current stage tour, performing “I Put a Spell on You” as part of Divine Intervention, her first tour in a decade.

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The Divine Miss M and her Harlettes performed the number dressed as the Sanderson sisters, with a Salem-inspired backdrop behind them.

“I’m ready for my sequel, Mr. Disney!” she insists in the concert clip below, from a show in Phoenix, Arizona

If you’re not able to catch Bette on tour, you can always visit Disney World, where there’s a live-action Hocus Pocus stage show, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, running September 15 to November 1.


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