A Whole New World yet still familiar!
I grew up a Disney kid. I love all of it. In 1992 something about Aladdin touched me. The adventure, the humor, the romance, something. When Disney started doing broadway I yearned for Aladdin to be adapted. In 2014 my 22 year old dream came true. On March 19th I finally got to see the show and it blew away my high expectations. The deleted songs from the movie combined with the new material both in song and book flowed seemlessly. It was a whole new show yet familiar at the same time. The cast is out of this world amazing, especially Adam Jacobs whose charming Aladdin is everything I wanted him to be. And don’t get me started on the Genie, played by Tony Nominated James Monroe Ingleheart. He stops the show he’s that good. I was fortunate to see the show again the next day (opening night) thanks to the generosity of one of the security guards at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and it was even better the second time. I can’t wait to listen to this over and over…