Aladdin meets his voice

The one and only Scott Weinger traveled to Toronto this week too see how the character he is partly resposible for come to live on stage. Afterwards he got to meet Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart, the guys playing Aladdin and Genie in Aladdin the Musical.

Also the song for Princess Jasmine that replaced the horrible Call Me A Princess is titled Beyond These Palace Walls

Lots of Aladdin Musical snippets 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!

Interview with James Monroe Iglehart and Babkak Omar, Aladdin, Kassim video

Aladdin Blog owner Chris managed to get an interview with James Monroe Iglehart (the guy playing the Genie) in the very soon to open Aladdin: A New Stage Musical. James seems a very nice person, that he is a fan of the movie and it’s spin-offs and while the role is different then what Robin Williams did he has the passion to give it his all. That gives him allot of bonus points in my book. I think the interview was very entertaining to reed. I hope someone manages to sneak a video camera in the theatre and share what most of the world won’t get a chance to experience there in Seattle in July.

But wait there’s more a new video appeared online at 5thAvenueTheatre Youtube Channel. Babkak, The cut Babkak Omar, Aladdin, Kassim song got a bit altered speeding it up giving it more of a jazzy style and into the stage production. It’s fun, it’s catchy, it’s got energy and great harmony. I love it!

And Howard Ashman´s demo recording