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Disney’s Aladdin, Broadway-Style Musical Is Back!

MediaInfoline November 1, 2018
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BookMyShow’s maiden Broadway-style theatrical production, Disney’s Aladdin made a phenomenal debut in Mumbai and Delhi, earlier this year. The spectacular musical completed over 50 fantastical shows and entertained over 50,000 people in both cities, leaving fans mesmerized. Given the huge demand from audiences, Disney’s Aladdin will return to Mumbai this December for families to celebrate and immerse in magical moments this holiday season. The second season of the musical will be performed at Mumbai’s National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from December 21, 2018.

Disney’s Aladdin, the classic fantasy production, has already enchanted audiences in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan and has set new standards of live entertainment in India. Produced by BookMyShow and sponsored by PayPal and Vodafone, this incredible spectacle has been reimagined and developed by the best of Indian talent to make it locally relevant, without losing the original essence of the Broadway show.

The Indian production of the musical boasts of extravagant sets depicting 14 locations, 450 lavish costumes, a flying magic carpet, beautifully choreographed sequences, and mesmerizing special effects that will instantly transport the audiences into the magical world of Agrabah! While the show is in English, the audience will be in for a treat when they discover that the loving and humorous Genie can also speak Hindi! Over 50 performers, in just under 2.5 hours, will weave this enchanting story on stage, taking the viewers on the fun-filled adventures of Aladdin and making this musical a must-watch and an unforgettable experience.

Excited about the musical coming back to Mumbai, Albert Almeida, COO-Non Movies, BookMyShow said, “The first season of Disney’s Aladdin was very well received, and the demand and popularity of the show has encouraged us to bring back the Broadway-style musical to fans in Mumbai. We want to give more and more people the opportunity to be a part of this amazing experience. This production is a result of months of hard work and has successfully set new standards of live entertainment in the country. Disney’s Aladdin is an extravagant visual treat, filled with music, joy, and loads of theatrical magic and simply cannot be missed.”

“Disney’s Aladdin has universal appeal and we are thrilled with the overwhelming response received for season one of Disney’s Aladdin in Mumbai and Delhi. The second season is back on popular demand from fans and an opportunity for more families and friends to come together, and experience a world-class Disney stage musical,” Vikranth Pawar, Head Live Entertainment & Local Content Studio, Disney India.

At the helm of the Indian production are Shruti Sharma (Director), Shampa Gopikrishna and Bertwin D’Souza (Choreographers), Varsha Jain (Production Designer), Gaviin Miguel (Costume Designer), Dhruv Ghanekar (Music Director) and Suzane D’Mello (Vocal Coach).

The talented actors who will bring to life this iconic tale on stage include Siddharth Menon (Aladdin), Taaruk Raina (Aladdin), Kira Narayanan (Jasmine), Mantra (Genie), and Prashant Oliver (Jafar).

Originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show premiered in Seattle in 2011 and features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid) and three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida).

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