Lots of Aladdin Musical snippets

King5.com interviewed the stars of Aladdin A New Stage Musical (I don’t like that name, I’ll call it Aladdin Musical from now on), Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, James Monroe Iglehart and Alan Menken himself. Did you know Alan turned 62 today? I didn’t either. Happy Birthday! Anyway the interviews are interwoven with lots of footage from the show. We see tidbits from Friend Like Me and High Adventure, A Whole New World and I think a second from Call Me A Princess. Al/Jas scenes looks like a moment set before or after ANWN. Jas reveals her identity. Couple of snippets from Babkak, Omar and Kassim. Jafar and Iago doing some magic stuff. The iconic moment when Aladdin rubs the lamp for the first time. It looks great!

Four photos from the musical

princealia posted pictures of the show found at broadwayworld.com in the Agrabah LJ. Love the decors and gorgeous costumes for Al’s pals. Notice that Genie isn’t blue but has a richly decorated costume that’s blue. That about leaves a good close-up of Jonathan’s Jafar costume to reveal as far as costumes concern. Stuff I still wanna see are photo(s) of Friend Like Me and the final battle where apparently there is no monster cobra involved.


3 New Songs in Aladdin Musical

In an interview with Broadway World held composer and lyricist Chad Beguelin he revealed that pretty much all movie cut songs make their grant debut on Aladdin the musical. He mentioned Proud of Your Boy, Call Me a Princess, Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim and High Adventure. Plus a couple of new songs he co-wrote with Alan Menken they are A Million Miles Away, Somebody’s Got Your Back, and A Royal Wedding. We already knew Why Me is back edited in so I have to assume Count On Me and Humiliate The Boy aren’t in because they are similar to Proud Of Your Boy and the earlier mentioned Why Me.
How Quick They Forget might still be in, I mean if they put back Aladdin’s pals why not this song. I remember that Alan told that Howard’s heart broke when Aladdin’s mom was nicked back in the early nineties and so Proud of Your Boy got strike through as well. I love that has in memory of Howard this song makes it’s come back.

As for the new songs it’s everyone’s guess where they are placed and if they push the story forward. Here’s my 2 cents. A Million Miles Away could take place when Aladdin is fighting his back to Agrabah after he is send to the ends of the earth. I imagine there’s room to expand there give Al more obstacles to overcome before the reaches Carpet. Somebody’s Got Your Back could be a bonding song between Aladdin and Genie after A Friend Like Me and before Prince Ali. Or perhaps it’s further up in the show. It’s complex without knowing how the story is structured now. A Royal Wedding makes me believe the AWNW reprise is expanded to a full song near the end of the show although in the Disney film musical adoptions I’ve seen it’s common to reprise the main theme song of the show. And there’s the question if Jasmine has a decent song of her own other than that bitchy Call Me A Princess like the Disneyland California show To Be Free. That’s a nice song but I never really like it that much.
With 11 days before the premiere the excitement is getting bigger and bigger.