Aladdin is one of my favourite Disney films and when I received an invitation to see the musical at the Prince Edward Theater, I couldn’t contain my excitement. It’s been a while since I’ve been to the theatre and I watched Miss Saigon the last time, have a look at the post here.
The Aladdin show was so exciting and upbeat filled with laughter, glitter, and sparkles. If you are looking for a mid-week cheer me up, I can’t praise the show enough. The storyline is the same and production of the show didn’t disappoint. However, Aladdin’s below Abu was missing but I suppose it would be cruel to have a monkey as part of the show. Abu was replaced with Aladdin’s 3 new best friends Babkak, Omar and Kassim who supported his adventures throughout.
I’m sure you can guess that my favourite character is Princess Jasmin played by a former Sugababes singer Jade Ewen whos voice is mesmerizing. She looked like a real princess and I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. The chemistry between Jasmin and Aladdin played by Matthew Croke was undeniable. They looked so whimsical together and it was such joy to watch their romance develop on the stage. I wonder whether they have the same off the stage but I suppose its none of my business 🙂
The second favourite character is Genie played by Trevor Dion Nicholas originally from New York. He did an amazing job keeping the audience entertained with his loud and affable charisma. It was good to have a dash of the American humour in a somewhat traditional story and I absolutely loved his performance.
As you can imagine the soundtrack contained good old favourites including the Whole New World performed on the magic carpet that floated above the stage. This performance was left for the end of the show ensuring that the audience was left amazed.
I don’t want to give out too much but can only recommend you to see the show. The production will keep you entertained through and I felt all warm and fuzzy inside. I guess I was reliving my childhood dream watching the original Aladdin at home. I shared the press images since photography is not allowed in the theatre, to show you some bits of the show. I also included a trailer so you can have a little peek into the production.
What is your favourite musical this year?