Sunday, August 28, 2011
4:30pm - 6:00 pm
Disney has been pretty successful with transferring some of their later musical animated features from the silver screen to Broadway. The latest that has worked its way toward the stage is Aladdin. With music by Alan Menkin and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, the story of the common street boy whose whole world changes because he rubs a lamp is beloved around the world. The film version features the voices of Bruce Adler, Jonathan Freeman, Brad Kane, Lea Salonga and Robin Williams. The stage version made its debut in Seattle last month, and is now available for anyone to perform!
Let’s stay in the mysterious Middle East for the remainder of the show and listen to music from one of my top five musicals – Kismet. This is the film version with Howard Keel as the Beggar, Deloris Gray as the Lalume, Ann Blyth as Marsinah and Vic Damone as the Caliph.