It’s the musical that is being named Disney’s new smash hit and I could not agree more!
From the charismatic Genie to the sassy chamber maids that surround Jasmine the whole production is just beautiful.
The stage show is currently being performed in Prince Edward Theatre and it is definitely living up to the greats that have performed there in the past, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Jersey Boys the list goes on and on.
I would normally say don’t compare a stage show to the film or book it is based on, because it might not live up to your hopes, but in this case, with Aladdin being so popular it’s hard not to give it even a little comparison.
But have no fear Disney lovers out there! With the world-class acting that has been put into this show and all of the theatrics it is no let down.
There has to be a big mention to Gregg Barnes, the costume designer of the production because the affect that the costumes had on the audience was as magical as the flying carpet.
To give you a taste of how much preparation had to go into the costumes here’s a segment of an interview Gregg did with Grazia,
What were the biggest challenges you faced?
“The “Prince Ali” Parade at the beginning of Act II is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced in my career. The parade consists of 19 people that collectively change 78 times in a three-and-a-half minute number. I hope that what the audience experiences onstage is as riveting as the organized chaos happening in the wings.”
I mean just wow… 19 people, 78 changes in three-and-a-half minutes?! Unreal talent in creating the costumes that are amazing to see and so easily changed in and out of.
Even the bad guys – Jafar and (the cleverly adapted) Iago, were brilliantly designed and even got a big ol’ booo in the curtain call.
With all the glitz and glamour you do not want to miss out on seeing it! Check out their website for available tickets.
I would go again in a heartbeat.
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