Seasoned theatre-goers may think they’ve seen it all, but they should think again. Disney’s Aladdin, the Musical really is a whole new world. The hits the Auckland’s Civic Theatre in 2019, two years deep into its production, but I got to see it early during its Australian leg. The show features Academy Award-winning song numbers, colourful dancing and a Genie. And yes: there is a flying carpet, apparently with no wires (and Disney will never reveal how it works — most of the cast members don’t even know, nor will they ever). The Greatest Showman is about to become a Broadway musical Chicago The Musical now able to be ‘viewed’ by blind people Genie, played by Australian-born Gareth Jacobs, sets the tone with a sassy, campy and loveable nature. No one else could have played this role. To comprehend someone attempting it would be madness. One would think Walt Disney was a fortune teller, because it feels like he wrote Genie’s character with Jacobs in mind. Kiwi Graeme Isaako, who is set to take over the titular role of Aladdin from Ainsley Melham, plays the character just the way you remember from the 1992 movie. He’s vulnerable, passionate and relatable,… Read full this story
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