Aladdin The Musical: Lives Up To The High Standards Of Its Animated Counterpart
Aladdin is a Broadway show that’s not to be missed. The Disney movie comes to life in this extraordinary re-telling of the classic film. You’ve got all your favorite characters (with a few minor differences) present and accounted for. Whether you’re a theater or Disney buff, this is the play for you.
I’ve not seen too many Broadway-esque shows. In fact, I’ve seen none. Being that this was my first time, I didn’t know what to expect. Aladdin was the perfect choice for my first live show. I was taken aback by the sheer spectacle of it all. The sets, score, acting, everything was astoundingly awesome.
I’d like to mention the score and music of Aladdin. Done by original composer Alan Menken, the music was brought straight out of the original film. This also included some original material as well, including “Proud Of Your Boy”, one of the many highlights of the show.
And while the music and score brought back memories from the Disney animated classic, the actors themselves did a fantastic job portraying and bringing the characters to life. Michael James Scott really excelled in his role as Genie. I’d venture to say he was just as good as Robin Williams.
Over the course of the 2 hour and 30-minute show, you’re witness to many different set designs. None comes close to the Cave of Wonders, though. The amount of detail put into it really showed. There’s also a fantastic portion of the show with the magic carpet.
Truthfully, I think I’m spoiled by making Aladdin my first live musical. By far my favorite Disney film, the play stayed true to it for the most part. And while some differences were quite noticeable, you’ll hardly seem to care.
At the end of the day, Aladdin is a good time for the even the most casual of musical fans. I’d highly doubt anyone comes away from this show disappointed. It’s easy to see why Aladdin has garnered such acclaim and numerous Tony Award nominations and wins.
Please don’t miss Aladdin. It’s truly a magical time at the theater. You’re not going to regret seeing a play as good as this.[DanielTwitter]