After watching Aaron Blaise’s drawing Rajah video the other day I looked around Youtube to see if there where more videos. Everyone’s favorite video site has quite a few videos of people drawing Aladdin characters. I picked the ones that resembled as close to the movie versions as possible and not the artists own interpretation of the character. And yes that contradicts with what Aaron did on his video but I personally believe these characters should look on model as much as possible.
I’ve been listing to a >3 hour Disney Piano Medley on the YouTube channel of “kno Disney Piano Channel” these past days. Of course such a medley includes lovely and relaxing renditions of Aladdin’s music. In the first half an hour A Whole New World, Arabian Nights and One Jump Ahead can be heard plus Howard Ashman‘s beautiful Proud of Your Boy. The latter can be listened to in a separate video on kno’s YT channel.
There very talented young performers from the Artsylum Quarte, piano, violin and bass, preform a wonderful rendition of Arabian Nights, A Friend Like Me, Prince Ali and A Whole New World. The latter was really amazing to listen and enjoy the beautiful composition by Alan Menken. Shame about the background noises though. Also listen to their The Little Mermaid medley, Pocahontas and Mulan preforms at their Youtube account.
In the 20 years since the premiere I’ve heard countless editions of A Whole New World and a bit less covers of Friend Like Me including a rock version of two. Some I liked better then others a few heard and never wanted to listen again. The cover by the Japanese rockband Nigtmare falls defiantly in the last category.
Clips from The Muny version of Aladdin the stage musical which had it’s last performance 2 days ago. Looks like I haven’t missed anything memorable, most costumes look nice except Prince Ali and Genie. Like that Jasmine got a strapless top compared of the straps of the 5th Avenue costume. The acting and singing and dancing is what is to be expected from a regional production, fine but not outstanding. Looking forward what Tuacahn and the Swedish verions brings.