More Then A Peacock Princess

More Then A Peacock Princess

More then 10 years Disney released a DVD Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams with a brand new traditional animated short about Jasmine called “More Than A Peacock Princess”

From wikia:

Jasmine is tired and bored of her usual princess duties; these include shop openings and helping to sell a camel in the local market place. During having her portrait painted as a “Peacock Princess”, Jasmine loses patience and says she wants more responsibility. The Sultan gives her the job of “Royal Assistant Educator” at the Royal Academy. Jasmine is thrilled. However, this is soon changed once she meets her pupils. They run amok, draw on the walls, pillow fight, and throw books. She calls Rajah to try and scare the children into behaving, but they ignore him and chase Jasmine and Rajah into the mud and up a tree. Jasmine gives up. Her lady-in-waiting tells her later that night that all she needs is patience and perseverance, and she could do anything she wants. The next day Hakeem, the stable boy, seeks Jasmine’s help. The Sultan’s prized horse, Sahara, is missing from the Stables. Jasmine takes it upon herself, with Carpet, Abu, and Iago’s help, to find Sahara and return him to the Palace.

Notice that it was the first time Lea Salonga did the singing voice if Jasmine since the film.

At the Disney Broadway Party Broadway’s Jasmine, Courtney Reed, did her own redition of this song

Broadway.com interviews Broadway’s Aladdin 4 leads

Broadway.com interviews Broadway's Aladdin 4 leads

Disney’s Aladdin the Broadway Musical is already playing for almost 26 months now. That was a good moment for Broadway.com to sit down with the four leading actors, Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart, sat down with Richard Ridge discussing the 1st year of sucess of Aladdin on Broadway. They talk how they experienced how the show developed from the Seattle and Toronto versions that had trail runs a couple of years ago to the megahit the show’s become on Broadway. I loved hearing Jonathan Freeman telling about voicing Jafar for 23 years and now actually bringing the character to live on stage. But also it’s touching to hear them speak how fans express their fandom to them in fanmail and on social media some haven’t even seen the movie but still love the show and went back and watched the “source material”.

But most of all I think it’s amazing to hear that these people aren’t sick and tired of each other after 8 shows a week for a year and then even going back 5 year further to 2010 when the show was still being developed and they where already on broad and having a blast together.

Part 1

Part 2

A Million Miles Away

A Million Miles Away

I’ve been listing to the Aladdin Broadway soundtrack today and you know from the new songs they’ve added I just love “A Million Miles Away”. It reminds me of the good old days of the TV show where Al & Jas go on adventures together to help people and protect their city, it’s people, their friends and one another from harm. I feel like the creative minds behind the Broadway show took their inspiration from this. And now finding a great quality video recording of the number I tell from the acting of dam Jacobs and Courtney Reed that they likely where inspired by the fact that Al & Jas ended such an adventures couple.

Aladdin’s Broadway Musical Promo video and photos

Aladdin's Broadway Musical Promo video and photos

The Aladdin Musical blog has a video and photo’s of the cast from Disney’s Aladdin: Broadway’s New Musical Comedy.  The actors the gave life to the 3 lead characters, Al, Jas and Genie, in the 5th avenue regional production last year are back and eager. Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Princess Jasmine and James Monroe Iglehart as Genie. And of course Mr. Jafar himself Jonathan Freeman is back as the evil wizard.

Interviews with the creators and Aladdin & Jasmine on the Aladdin Stage Musical

Interviews with the creators and Aladdin & Jasmine on the Aladdin Stage Musical

The promotional ball has started to roll for the Aladdin Musical. Mirvish Productions interviewed the key people behind Aladdin The New Musical that has a pre-Broadway run at their theatre from November 1, 2013 till January 2014. The clip shows rehearsals between the on-screen interviews with Composer Alan Menken, Writer/Lyricist Chad Beguelin, Director/Choreographer Casey Nicholaw and President & Producer of Disney Theatrical Thomas Schumacher.

The local Toronto based news channel 680 News sat down with the two leads, Adam Jacobs and Courtney reed to talk about their roles, the difference between the movie characters and their stage counterparts and some other stuff.